We live in Provo, and our bodywork business doing Structural Integration is near downtown. We’ve some growing curious, resourceful, creative, unique kidlets with a lot of energy. With fur babies and growing humans we keep moving forward and learning how to be a family. I studied dance at BYU with a focus on injury prevention and recovery, taught high school, became a massage therapist through UCMT’s program, did the Dr Rolf Structural Integration training with Nicolle Buchannan, and have run a bodywork naturopathic healing office for the past nine years. Being holistic puts me in a space to look at nutrition, sun, sleep, hydration, relationships, environment, habits, injuries, health history and the like. It’s all important.
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  • This was my thought today, as well.
    This was my thought today, as well.
    “At the same time it should be remembered that not every statement made by a Church leader, past or present, necessarily constitutes doctrine. It is commonly understood in the Church that a statement made by one leader on a single occasion often represents a personal, though well-considered, opinion, not meant to be official or binding for the whole Church. The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that ‘a prophet [is] a prophet only when he [is] acting as such’ [Joseph Smith, in History of the Church, 5:265]” (“The Doctrine of Christ,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2012, 88).



    “It makes no difference what is written or what anyone has said, if what has been said is in conflict with what the Lord has revealed, we can set it aside. My words, and the teaching of any other member of the Church, high or low, if they do not square with the revelations, we need not accept them. Let us have this matter clear. We have accepted the four standard works as the measuring yardsticks, or balances, by which we measure every man’s doctrine.

    You cannot accept the books written by the authorities of the Church as standards and doctrine only in so far as the accord with the revealed word in the standard works.

    If Joseph Fielding Smith writes something which is out of harmony with the revelations, then every member of the Church is duty-bound to reject it. If he writes that which is in perfect harmony with the revealed word of the Lord, then it should be accepted.”

    Joseph Fielding Smith “Doctrines of Salvation”





    "You don’t have to wonder about what is true. You do not have to wonder whom you can safely trust. Through personal revelation, you can receive your own witness that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, that Joseph Smith is a prophet, and that this is the Lord’s Church. Regardless of what others may say or do, no one can ever take away a witness borne to your heart and mind about what is true.
    I urge you to stretch beyond your current spiritual ability to receive personal revelation, for the Lord has promised that “if thou shalt [seek], thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries and peaceable thingsο»Ώ—that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal.”
    President Russell M. Nelson April 2018




    I choose to seek my own personal revelation for my kids and I. It is my responsibility to seek out my own personal revelation for anything affecting my family and myself no matter what anyone else says. No "mans" council proceeds my own personal revelation. We have always been taught this. We have been taught to put on "trust in the Lord and not in the hand of flesh." That's what I choose to do. That doesn't mean I won't consider their council of course, but I will always, always, always take it to the Lord be for I make a decision.
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  • For the whole birth story read past the dots...it’s a bit TMI for most people who aren’t into births. However, I’ll give you the statistics:

    Unmedicated unassisted birth at 43 weeks 5 days. Our little button was born after two and a half hours of labor.
    She was born at 10 lb 11 oz,
    21 ¼” long,
    with a 14” head
    and a 15” rib and abdomen (that’s more common with gestational diabetes symptoms, no matter how well I managed it).
    Brian is the only one that was there with me, the other kidlets were watching veggie tales on the vhs player in the kid’s room.
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    For those who actually care about the birth story and aren’t freaked out by birth:
    I have a really big problem with always serving others, like being a hostess, when someone else is in the room. Even with our children. I have had two home births before this one, and I believe that the second one could have been less painful and more efficient had I not had my birth team there.
    I know, that’s weird coming from a doula. Not only that, a doula who believes I can literally reduce pain by attending a birth for someone. I truly do, but I realize that most people didn’t grow up always holding space for other people.
    If you have heard of applied kinesiology, or muscle testing, I do something similar I call energy testing. I pray to Heavenly Father and Mother and ask yes or no questions. It stems from the time I was gaslighted so heavily that I needed to have a compass to find my way forward sanely.
    I have been taking 12-14 different supplements, as well as doing special things like bedrest, to protect my body from the preeclampsia symptoms. It’s a fairly dangerous condition, it is one of the only reasons I would subject myself to EIGHT months of bedrest because my gestation was TEN months. No joke. I had prodromal labor on and off with the full moon, new moon, and conjunctions, but never quite enough to keep going. I was starting to feel somewhat depressed, like my body was broken, but I kept feeling like I needed to avoid even herbal inducers.
    So, again, TMI. I avoided walking, bouncing on the ball, sex, blue & black coshosh, castor oil (which is rather dangerous, don’t use it unless you have a practitioner that knows the risks. Plus, I don’t even know if you can find it without child slave labor involved.), and the things I did do were mild. I used some clary sage eo, had foot zoning two days before her due date (dec 18), drank pregnancy tea with parsley, and waited.
    The waiting felt like forever.
    On Wednesday morning Brian went to work and I was feeling normal. Dejected. Big. I took a picture, if you remember. Meh. it was rough.
    About 8:55 am I felt stronger waves, like really intense and I had to stop and just breathe. I was surprised they were painful. Kind of like my bones were moving, and my uterus was sharp painful menstrual cramps. It was annoying, but It didn’t last long. Since my past deliveries had waves that piggy back (due to dehydration, they will peak on end of the last peak, so it feels like 8 min, 15 min, or 30 minute contractions. They’re hard to deal with, but I don’t have to reset I just have to breathe and endure), I wasn’t sure to take it seriously.
    They kept coming in short waves. I didn’t time. That gets in my head. But I’d say they were only 20-45 seconds long.
    I texted Brian about 9:15 and asked him to come home from work. Gratefully it wasn’t a bodywork appointment. I’m not sure what I would have done had he been with a client.
    First he ave me a blessing, then I had him fill up the birth pool with air while I was laying on my side. I needed to keep my blood pressure down and just breathe the baby out. I kept a large pillow between my legs to help reduce pressure on my sacrum. I took a provex cv to help with my blood pressure and Brian quickly got air in the pool, and then did the first water heater’s worth of water. I had them add some cool so it was 96 degrees, and then I got in and did sidelaying again. I had him put a proprio pillow between my legs. Somewhere in there he helped me change into a great swim skirt and a lovely ruby ribbon camisole to support my belly with upward pressure.
    Anyway, I just focused on breathing when they hit. Some piggy backed a little, but most didn’t. I am pretty sure my water broke a good week and a half before, but as it was just a trickle, and no one broke it for me so there wasn’t risk of secondary infection, I just worked on staying hydrated. I’ve researched some great births that were able to prevent severe preemies doing that, so I knew it was a viable option. Apparently it worked because I wasn’t piggy backing.
    For real, I sometimes thought that was harder. Birth isn’t supposed to be painful, but my sciatic has been acting up. The foot zoner noticed it had heavy metal in it, and I don’t think I’ve done quite enough detoxing to remove it all. Plus, there have been trigger points on the front of my abdomen that have been hurting during the pregnancy. I guess I ought to have known those same trigger points would hurt with each wave.
    We never filled up the water, I just kept breathing and telling myself “it is just a really big bowel movement.” It helped. I’d tense when a wave hit hard, then I’d tell myself that, and focus on breathing, and the pain would radically reduce. It was very real pain, and then it would recede and I would wonder if the wave had reduced in intensity or if it really was just me refusing to tense up.
    I know the risks of preeclampsia. It can lead to seizures and death. Yeah. It’s true. So I had to focus on breathing. Not on pushing. I decided I wanted gravity’s help and switched to squatting with my toes pointed. In the pool that’s doable, and I put the proprio pillow in front of me where I could hold my own hands. I just kept focusing. I’m prettying sure I yelled “now” at one of my children when they came into the kitchen and Brian asked them to leave. I wasn’t particularly gentle about that one. I needed to focus.
    I would ask Brian to just place his hand on my sacrum, not push, so that the electrical pain I’ve been having up and down my spine would reduce. That’s separate from labor, I really have a weak back right now. Unfortunately it is aggravated by waves.
    At some point I just breathed and breathed and I felt her descend and then get close to coming out. Crowning wasn’t painful, just unique because I was just breathing and yielding. But, then I felt the need to push and that stung a bit. It got the top of her head out. Brian says she was out up to the bottom of her eyes. They were shut. I remember him mentioning that was fascinating, I’m not sure if he said it before or after her head emerged. However, he kept me updated as I breathed and her nose came out, then her mouth, then her chin. Her body didn’t want to just slide out. I was annoyed and asked him to help her out. Then I grabbed my hands again and pushed hard. He said she looked so odd with her arms pressed in and against her chest, but then she came out perfect. She looked so white to him. I’m chalking that up the vernix, she had a lot. To me she looked sooooo pink! Especially since our last birth our boy was very very blue when he came out and we had to wait for his cord blood to return to get him to pink up.
    She was just beautiful. So beautiful. I was so proud of us.
    I just sat and held her and looked at her. (I ought to have had him push on my uterus. That did cause complications later.) Then I had some sizeable blood clots come out, then the placenta. At some point the children were upstairs, I think it was before the placenta was born because I think our oldest boy got us a bowl to put the placenta in.
    I sat and basked in her beauty. She’s just lovely.
    I’m positive I nursed her fairly immediately. It makes the placenta birth come faster and protects me with oxytocin. She latched well and ate happily. It brought me joy
    Our oldest we decided could go to seminary, instead of skipping it, so Brian took her.
    Big miscommunication. I’ve been asking for lanolin to lanolize the woolies with...yeah, Brian decided to pick those up rather than coming back home. Super thoughtful, but I thought I’d have his help only 10 minutes after he left.
    About 20 minutes later I called him and asked where he was, and when I found out I ought to have called my backup doula for support. I didn’t. Nor did I get the water I was feeling I needed. I was just sitting in the birth pool.
    When he finally got home I had our daughter hold our newest daughter, and brian got the hose to wash me off and get me out. I still hadn’t had that water. I ought to have. I started feeling faint, and I told him I felt like fainting. I remember him running warm water over my belly, back, and hair. It felt so warm and good. I was super appreciative.
    Then I don’t remember anything. I’m not sure if the warm water pushed me into shock or if I had one of those glazed over seizures. Our son was thinking through how to treat shock. Our oldest was praying and crying while she held her sister. The two youngers were downstairs watching fival goes west again. Brian have me a blessing, and then he knew he had to call someone who could help him make the best decisions, it was either our doula (you’d be surprised at how well trained she is, but then again I only work with really proficient practitioners) or the ambulance. He called her because he knew she would tell him if he needed the ambulance.
    She told him to pull me out of the water, so he had our son hold my feed and they pulled me out and placed me on our prepared couch, with my crus on top of three stacked pillows. That part I remember. I also remember realizing I couldn’t have done that on my own. Then he started pushing on my uterus. I told him to grab some chux pads, and he told her I was responsive again because I was being bossy. lol! She came, checked on me, made sure she did some acupressure while he pressed on my uterus. She checked some other stats, I wasn’t really paying attention.
    I let the midwife know, and I let her know what herbs I was taking to help as well as how I had drunk 3 quarts of sustain (electrolyte). I was pretty pale. She made sure I was okay, and then scheduled to come in the evening to do tests and a checkup on me and our lil’ button. I had only hired her to do that, and I appreciated that she wasn’t offended that I couldn’t handle having her attend the birth.
    I’m super proud of myself, but I’m also kicking myself that I know better than to leave even the smallest detail unprepared. I ought to have pushed on my uterus immediately. Sigh. It’s okay. I’m still really proud of us. We did it.
    I’m taking more supplements to keep me healthy, to return my blood volume, and our dear friend and her brother sent a whole bunch of food that will help me get my hemoglobin levels up. I have to say I don’t love the chlorophyll flavor, the other supplements aren’t too bad. This is my first time consuming the placenta in smoothies and popsicles (berry) rather than encapsulating. It’s fast, it has more of the nutrients, but it feels weird even if I can’t taste it.
    So, that’s my story. It’s got more to it, but it’s always more interesting to hear the story rather than meandering details. I’m very blessed. I’ve been seeing spots today, so i’ve had a more intense bedrest again. It’ll be okay, but I have to stay down for at least 6 weeks. I can do this, but I have to be careful. So careful. Sigh. It’s totally worth it.
    For the whole birth story read past the dots...it’s a bit TMI for most people who aren’t into births. However, I’ll give you the statistics: Unmedicated unassisted birth at 43 weeks 5 days. Our little button was born after two and a half hours of labor. She was born at 10 lb 11 oz, 21 ¼” long, with a 14” head and a 15” rib and abdomen (that’s more common with gestational diabetes symptoms, no matter how well I managed it). Brian is the only one that was there with me, the other kidlets were watching veggie tales on the vhs player in the kid’s room. . . . . . . For those who actually care about the birth story and aren’t freaked out by birth: I have a really big problem with always serving others, like being a hostess, when someone else is in the room. Even with our children. I have had two home births before this one, and I believe that the second one could have been less painful and more efficient had I not had my birth team there. I know, that’s weird coming from a doula. Not only that, a doula who believes I can literally reduce pain by attending a birth for someone. I truly do, but I realize that most people didn’t grow up always holding space for other people. If you have heard of applied kinesiology, or muscle testing, I do something similar I call energy testing. I pray to Heavenly Father and Mother and ask yes or no questions. It stems from the time I was gaslighted so heavily that I needed to have a compass to find my way forward sanely. I have been taking 12-14 different supplements, as well as doing special things like bedrest, to protect my body from the preeclampsia symptoms. It’s a fairly dangerous condition, it is one of the only reasons I would subject myself to EIGHT months of bedrest because my gestation was TEN months. No joke. I had prodromal labor on and off with the full moon, new moon, and conjunctions, but never quite enough to keep going. I was starting to feel somewhat depressed, like my body was broken, but I kept feeling like I needed to avoid even herbal inducers. So, again, TMI. I avoided walking, bouncing on the ball, sex, blue & black coshosh, castor oil (which is rather dangerous, don’t use it unless you have a practitioner that knows the risks. Plus, I don’t even know if you can find it without child slave labor involved.), and the things I did do were mild. I used some clary sage eo, had foot zoning two days before her due date (dec 18), drank pregnancy tea with parsley, and waited. The waiting felt like forever. On Wednesday morning Brian went to work and I was feeling normal. Dejected. Big. I took a picture, if you remember. Meh. it was rough. About 8:55 am I felt stronger waves, like really intense and I had to stop and just breathe. I was surprised they were painful. Kind of like my bones were moving, and my uterus was sharp painful menstrual cramps. It was annoying, but It didn’t last long. Since my past deliveries had waves that piggy back (due to dehydration, they will peak on end of the last peak, so it feels like 8 min, 15 min, or 30 minute contractions. They’re hard to deal with, but I don’t have to reset I just have to breathe and endure), I wasn’t sure to take it seriously. They kept coming in short waves. I didn’t time. That gets in my head. But I’d say they were only 20-45 seconds long. I texted Brian about 9:15 and asked him to come home from work. Gratefully it wasn’t a bodywork appointment. I’m not sure what I would have done had he been with a client. First he ave me a blessing, then I had him fill up the birth pool with air while I was laying on my side. I needed to keep my blood pressure down and just breathe the baby out. I kept a large pillow between my legs to help reduce pressure on my sacrum. I took a provex cv to help with my blood pressure and Brian quickly got air in the pool, and then did the first water heater’s worth of water. I had them add some cool so it was 96 degrees, and then I got in and did sidelaying again. I had him put a proprio pillow between my legs. Somewhere in there he helped me change into a great swim skirt and a lovely ruby ribbon camisole to support my belly with upward pressure. Anyway, I just focused on breathing when they hit. Some piggy backed a little, but most didn’t. I am pretty sure my water broke a good week and a half before, but as it was just a trickle, and no one broke it for me so there wasn’t risk of secondary infection, I just worked on staying hydrated. I’ve researched some great births that were able to prevent severe preemies doing that, so I knew it was a viable option. Apparently it worked because I wasn’t piggy backing. For real, I sometimes thought that was harder. Birth isn’t supposed to be painful, but my sciatic has been acting up. The foot zoner noticed it had heavy metal in it, and I don’t think I’ve done quite enough detoxing to remove it all. Plus, there have been trigger points on the front of my abdomen that have been hurting during the pregnancy. I guess I ought to have known those same trigger points would hurt with each wave. We never filled up the water, I just kept breathing and telling myself “it is just a really big bowel movement.” It helped. I’d tense when a wave hit hard, then I’d tell myself that, and focus on breathing, and the pain would radically reduce. It was very real pain, and then it would recede and I would wonder if the wave had reduced in intensity or if it really was just me refusing to tense up. I know the risks of preeclampsia. It can lead to seizures and death. Yeah. It’s true. So I had to focus on breathing. Not on pushing. I decided I wanted gravity’s help and switched to squatting with my toes pointed. In the pool that’s doable, and I put the proprio pillow in front of me where I could hold my own hands. I just kept focusing. I’m prettying sure I yelled “now” at one of my children when they came into the kitchen and Brian asked them to leave. I wasn’t particularly gentle about that one. I needed to focus. I would ask Brian to just place his hand on my sacrum, not push, so that the electrical pain I’ve been having up and down my spine would reduce. That’s separate from labor, I really have a weak back right now. Unfortunately it is aggravated by waves. At some point I just breathed and breathed and I felt her descend and then get close to coming out. Crowning wasn’t painful, just unique because I was just breathing and yielding. But, then I felt the need to push and that stung a bit. It got the top of her head out. Brian says she was out up to the bottom of her eyes. They were shut. I remember him mentioning that was fascinating, I’m not sure if he said it before or after her head emerged. However, he kept me updated as I breathed and her nose came out, then her mouth, then her chin. Her body didn’t want to just slide out. I was annoyed and asked him to help her out. Then I grabbed my hands again and pushed hard. He said she looked so odd with her arms pressed in and against her chest, but then she came out perfect. She looked so white to him. I’m chalking that up the vernix, she had a lot. To me she looked sooooo pink! Especially since our last birth our boy was very very blue when he came out and we had to wait for his cord blood to return to get him to pink up. She was just beautiful. So beautiful. I was so proud of us. I just sat and held her and looked at her. (I ought to have had him push on my uterus. That did cause complications later.) Then I had some sizeable blood clots come out, then the placenta. At some point the children were upstairs, I think it was before the placenta was born because I think our oldest boy got us a bowl to put the placenta in. I sat and basked in her beauty. She’s just lovely. I’m positive I nursed her fairly immediately. It makes the placenta birth come faster and protects me with oxytocin. She latched well and ate happily. It brought me joy :) Our oldest we decided could go to seminary, instead of skipping it, so Brian took her. Big miscommunication. I’ve been asking for lanolin to lanolize the woolies with...yeah, Brian decided to pick those up rather than coming back home. Super thoughtful, but I thought I’d have his help only 10 minutes after he left. About 20 minutes later I called him and asked where he was, and when I found out I ought to have called my backup doula for support. I didn’t. Nor did I get the water I was feeling I needed. I was just sitting in the birth pool. When he finally got home I had our daughter hold our newest daughter, and brian got the hose to wash me off and get me out. I still hadn’t had that water. I ought to have. I started feeling faint, and I told him I felt like fainting. I remember him running warm water over my belly, back, and hair. It felt so warm and good. I was super appreciative. Then I don’t remember anything. I’m not sure if the warm water pushed me into shock or if I had one of those glazed over seizures. Our son was thinking through how to treat shock. Our oldest was praying and crying while she held her sister. The two youngers were downstairs watching fival goes west again. Brian have me a blessing, and then he knew he had to call someone who could help him make the best decisions, it was either our doula (you’d be surprised at how well trained she is, but then again I only work with really proficient practitioners) or the ambulance. He called her because he knew she would tell him if he needed the ambulance. She told him to pull me out of the water, so he had our son hold my feed and they pulled me out and placed me on our prepared couch, with my crus on top of three stacked pillows. That part I remember. I also remember realizing I couldn’t have done that on my own. Then he started pushing on my uterus. I told him to grab some chux pads, and he told her I was responsive again because I was being bossy. ;) lol! She came, checked on me, made sure she did some acupressure while he pressed on my uterus. She checked some other stats, I wasn’t really paying attention. I let the midwife know, and I let her know what herbs I was taking to help as well as how I had drunk 3 quarts of sustain (electrolyte). I was pretty pale. She made sure I was okay, and then scheduled to come in the evening to do tests and a checkup on me and our lil’ button. I had only hired her to do that, and I appreciated that she wasn’t offended that I couldn’t handle having her attend the birth. I’m super proud of myself, but I’m also kicking myself that I know better than to leave even the smallest detail unprepared. I ought to have pushed on my uterus immediately. Sigh. It’s okay. I’m still really proud of us. We did it. I’m taking more supplements to keep me healthy, to return my blood volume, and our dear friend and her brother sent a whole bunch of food that will help me get my hemoglobin levels up. I have to say I don’t love the chlorophyll flavor, the other supplements aren’t too bad. This is my first time consuming the placenta in smoothies and popsicles (berry) rather than encapsulating. It’s fast, it has more of the nutrients, but it feels weird even if I can’t taste it. So, that’s my story. It’s got more to it, but it’s always more interesting to hear the story rather than meandering details. I’m very blessed. I’ve been seeing spots today, so i’ve had a more intense bedrest again. It’ll be okay, but I have to stay down for at least 6 weeks. I can do this, but I have to be careful. So careful. Sigh. It’s totally worth it.
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  • Being a holistic healer was never on my goals list as a kid. Maybe a dolphin trainer or a dental tech, but I just didn't think about healing as a profession. I find that kind of funny, since at age 11 I was studying EMT training with my mom since 1. I was home 2. I could read. I was a convenient study buddy.

    I had a natural curiosity toward nutrition due to my mother's yoyo diets and commentary on things. I started my own research in Nutrition with Dr. Brown at BYU in 2001 and haven't stopped studying it since. It's a fascinating rabbit hole with contradictions, links, and variables that require being open and skeptical at the same time.

    I was pretty solid with western medicine, first aid, cpr for years. But it was failing me as I received a dance injury to my back and another to my foot, then to my hip and knees. I didn't want to be medicated for pain, I wanted solutions.

    I have a few mentors at BYU that were fantastic at getting me to see the body in a new way:
    Ronald Nuttall (athletic trainer for NASA for 25 years before he become the dance trainer),
    Kathy Thomas (who taught Brian Pilates training weekly for three years, and later taught me acupressure, Russian Sports, and Pathology at UCMT),
    Kathleen Sheffield (amazing modern dance class that taught movement principles and flexibility as a priority),
    Dr. Maria Zanandrea (3x olympic athlete who taught about the body while teaching flexibility), and
    Pam Musil (kinesiology class that pushed me to start doing controversial research on the body's ability to heal).
    You see, my focus was injury prevention and recovery so I could teach DANCE and prevent injuries for them.

    When we moved to Idaho and taught dance, we did reduce injuries. One of the high schools we taught at reported a 96% reduction in injuries that year, simply because we did 15 minutes of conditioning at start of class and 15 minutes of flexibility at the end. I thought we'd teach dance forever, and maybe we will again, but I learned that public school is rigged for failure, for atheism, for anti-patriotism, and those were things I couldn't support.

    This was about the same time I was drawn into the naturopathy world by a good friend, and I'm so grateful she was open sharing her world with me. It changed how I saw gardens, food, even relationships.

    Going to massage school, coming back to Utah, those were never a plan. However, despite our empirical evidence that we could reduce injury I felt that there was more we could do to help students recover quickly. Things that Ron did that I wasn't licensed to do.

    UCMT was an incredible resource for principles, tools, education, and a lesson in patience. Internships afterward in Structural Integration and belief work/energy work only added to my tools. They were a natural segway into women's health and birth doula work, for the body has many stages and the fascia responds to all of them.

    So, here I am. I holistic healer. I've got an amazing husband, Brian, who also does the fascial work alongside his kinesomatic programming in the office (this is good, because on bedrest I can only do online work or physically work on infants right now). I love to empower people to their best physical ability, but also their clearest spirituality, restful sleep, good non-caustic environment, great relationships, and the ability to live with more life. If I compare my work to a massage therapist charging $25 an hour, to the work I do in ten sessions and a consultation, we save clients approximately $25,000 to get about the same work completed. I'm under-exaggerating because I think you can benefit even more from what we do, and any decent massage therapist charges at least twice that.

    True healthcare practitioners are efficient. We want you healed. We want you doing self care and being self accountable. If you are wholly dependent on me you'd be stuck, and that's just not fair.

    I am currently accepting clients, I'd love to talk with you if you're wanting to heal your gut or deal with children things, maybe figure out how to reduce symptoms of your current malady. You might be pleasantly surprised what we can do for you.
    Being a holistic healer was never on my goals list as a kid. Maybe a dolphin trainer or a dental tech, but I just didn't think about healing as a profession. I find that kind of funny, since at age 11 I was studying EMT training with my mom since 1. I was home 2. I could read. I was a convenient study buddy. I had a natural curiosity toward nutrition due to my mother's yoyo diets and commentary on things. I started my own research in Nutrition with Dr. Brown at BYU in 2001 and haven't stopped studying it since. It's a fascinating rabbit hole with contradictions, links, and variables that require being open and skeptical at the same time. I was pretty solid with western medicine, first aid, cpr for years. But it was failing me as I received a dance injury to my back and another to my foot, then to my hip and knees. I didn't want to be medicated for pain, I wanted solutions. I have a few mentors at BYU that were fantastic at getting me to see the body in a new way: Ronald Nuttall (athletic trainer for NASA for 25 years before he become the dance trainer), Kathy Thomas (who taught Brian Pilates training weekly for three years, and later taught me acupressure, Russian Sports, and Pathology at UCMT), Kathleen Sheffield (amazing modern dance class that taught movement principles and flexibility as a priority), Dr. Maria Zanandrea (3x olympic athlete who taught about the body while teaching flexibility), and Pam Musil (kinesiology class that pushed me to start doing controversial research on the body's ability to heal). You see, my focus was injury prevention and recovery so I could teach DANCE and prevent injuries for them. When we moved to Idaho and taught dance, we did reduce injuries. One of the high schools we taught at reported a 96% reduction in injuries that year, simply because we did 15 minutes of conditioning at start of class and 15 minutes of flexibility at the end. I thought we'd teach dance forever, and maybe we will again, but I learned that public school is rigged for failure, for atheism, for anti-patriotism, and those were things I couldn't support. This was about the same time I was drawn into the naturopathy world by a good friend, and I'm so grateful she was open sharing her world with me. It changed how I saw gardens, food, even relationships. Going to massage school, coming back to Utah, those were never a plan. However, despite our empirical evidence that we could reduce injury I felt that there was more we could do to help students recover quickly. Things that Ron did that I wasn't licensed to do. UCMT was an incredible resource for principles, tools, education, and a lesson in patience. Internships afterward in Structural Integration and belief work/energy work only added to my tools. They were a natural segway into women's health and birth doula work, for the body has many stages and the fascia responds to all of them. So, here I am. I holistic healer. I've got an amazing husband, Brian, who also does the fascial work alongside his kinesomatic programming in the office (this is good, because on bedrest I can only do online work or physically work on infants right now). I love to empower people to their best physical ability, but also their clearest spirituality, restful sleep, good non-caustic environment, great relationships, and the ability to live with more life. If I compare my work to a massage therapist charging $25 an hour, to the work I do in ten sessions and a consultation, we save clients approximately $25,000 to get about the same work completed. I'm under-exaggerating because I think you can benefit even more from what we do, and any decent massage therapist charges at least twice that. True healthcare practitioners are efficient. We want you healed. We want you doing self care and being self accountable. If you are wholly dependent on me you'd be stuck, and that's just not fair. I am currently accepting clients, I'd love to talk with you if you're wanting to heal your gut or deal with children things, maybe figure out how to reduce symptoms of your current malady. You might be pleasantly surprised what we can do for you.
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  • For my online business I’m doing a fast rack to serve more people, and our team name is “herd of turtles” because slow and steady wins the race, right!?

    Well, one of my team mates found this and I looove it! I look forward to three months of seeking out adorable and amazing turtle pics.

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    For my online business I’m doing a fast rack to serve more people, and our team name is “herd of turtles” because slow and steady wins the race, right!? Well, one of my team mates found this and I looove it! I look forward to three months of seeking out adorable and amazing turtle pics. 🐒🐒🐒🐒
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  • worth watching

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR0W3yNrCMe-rTZPZnVJmmxVlH0_JFt_pAWGAQvkvR62z6dSRHprd1UAbEg&v=zx-bI7CjQpc&feature=youtu.be
    worth watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR0W3yNrCMe-rTZPZnVJmmxVlH0_JFt_pAWGAQvkvR62z6dSRHprd1UAbEg&v=zx-bI7CjQpc&feature=youtu.be
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  • What's up my Awakened Warrior friend!?!

    WOW! When the world is on fire, what do you do? Probably start with staying out of the fire. (Great obvious advice, isn't it?)

    I don't know about you, but the past few days I've felt every emotion there is to feel. I think my body even invented some new ones and felt those.

    What has my being engaged the most is the unprecedented assault on free speech being carried out by big tech. In my humble opinion, contrary to what the rage mob says and how the media spins it, I believe free speech is not a political issue. It is a human issue.

    I freaking love humanity. I love hearing what people have to say. When I don't like what people have to say, I still love that they have the right to say it. And I also love that I have the right to turn the other way and stop listening without silencing them by taking away their rights.

    Here's something you might not know about me. I don't align with any particular political party. And my only hard fast political view is this: Freedom is good. (And the Earth is awesome.)

    The past 10 months my comedy has largely morphed into a mission of upholding freedom. I'm deeply humbled to say I've never received so much support, love, and appreciation from around the world.

    And something else you might not know, but probably won't surprise you, is I've never been attacked more. Angry comments online don't phase me in the slightest. Yet things have been taken further.

    My family and I have received death threats.

    Sponsors have dropped me (on private phone calls they share that they love the messaging, yet don't wanna deal with the rage mobs attacking them because they're associated with me).

    There are organized rage mobs actively trying to get the rest of my sponsors to drop me.

    Facebook has demonetized me.

    I'm still monetized on YouTube, yet you never know when the next upload could get me demonetized or deplatformed.

    But with all these symptoms of people being in an angry state of mind (because they're ultimately scared inside), here is my commitment to you. I WILL NOT STOP serving the mission of upholding freedom. Because I think you and I and our children deserve to live in a world where we can have free speech and all other God given freedoms.

    Each day I'm putting everything on the line. I'm putting the living I make for my family on the line, simply because it's worth it. I would much rather risk losing everything while serving truth and freedom and have to figure out how to feed my family by picking up cans on the side of the highway than to bow down out of fear and silence myself in order to keep what I've achieved.

    I'm not willing to live in the poverty of fear. I'm only willing to live in the riches of bravery.

    While I'm not perfect, I do my best to be brave every single day during a time when there's never been more social "reward" for succumbing to fear. And I'm guessing bravery speaks to you more than fear does or else you wouldn't be here as an Awakened Warrior insider.

    So I deeply want to thank you for standing with me and for something that's greater than all of us put together. Freedom.

    Podcast
    On my latest podcast episode my guest Elliott Hulse and I discuss How to Outsmart the Communist Takeover. If you love communism, don't listen to this episode. Otherwise, you can listen here.

    Latest Video

    What Leftists Think About Free Speech
    Insider Tip
    There's been various independent sources suggesting that a massive prolonged electrical blackout could be on the horizon in the very near future. Why? Who knows, but something to do with corruption. Will this actually happen? I have zero certainty either way.

    While obviously I hope this event doesn't happen, my wife and I have just stocked up on a couple weeks worth of water and non-perishable food. I share this with you not at all to induce any level of panic, but only to induce whatever level of preparedness you feel is appropriate for yourself and your family.

    Insider Source
    There's an independent journalist of sorts named Simon Parkes. He's got a YouTube channel where he publishes news reports that you certainly won't hear in any mainstream media outlet. I've been finding his stuff interesting and curious to consider about what's going on in the world.

    Feel free to give him a test drive if you'd like by clicking here.
    (Watching his latest Update Current News video is always a good place to start.)

    Until Next Time
    Alright my Awakened Warrior friend! You'll be hearing from me soon. In the mean time, just know I really appreciate you being connected with me and standing with me. And I hope you do something to make yourself laugh today!

    Stay weird,
    JP
    What's up my Awakened Warrior friend!?! WOW! When the world is on fire, what do you do? Probably start with staying out of the fire. (Great obvious advice, isn't it?) I don't know about you, but the past few days I've felt every emotion there is to feel. I think my body even invented some new ones and felt those. What has my being engaged the most is the unprecedented assault on free speech being carried out by big tech. In my humble opinion, contrary to what the rage mob says and how the media spins it, I believe free speech is not a political issue. It is a human issue. I freaking love humanity. I love hearing what people have to say. When I don't like what people have to say, I still love that they have the right to say it. And I also love that I have the right to turn the other way and stop listening without silencing them by taking away their rights. Here's something you might not know about me. I don't align with any particular political party. And my only hard fast political view is this: Freedom is good. (And the Earth is awesome.) The past 10 months my comedy has largely morphed into a mission of upholding freedom. I'm deeply humbled to say I've never received so much support, love, and appreciation from around the world. And something else you might not know, but probably won't surprise you, is I've never been attacked more. Angry comments online don't phase me in the slightest. Yet things have been taken further. My family and I have received death threats. Sponsors have dropped me (on private phone calls they share that they love the messaging, yet don't wanna deal with the rage mobs attacking them because they're associated with me). There are organized rage mobs actively trying to get the rest of my sponsors to drop me. Facebook has demonetized me. I'm still monetized on YouTube, yet you never know when the next upload could get me demonetized or deplatformed. But with all these symptoms of people being in an angry state of mind (because they're ultimately scared inside), here is my commitment to you. I WILL NOT STOP serving the mission of upholding freedom. Because I think you and I and our children deserve to live in a world where we can have free speech and all other God given freedoms. Each day I'm putting everything on the line. I'm putting the living I make for my family on the line, simply because it's worth it. I would much rather risk losing everything while serving truth and freedom and have to figure out how to feed my family by picking up cans on the side of the highway than to bow down out of fear and silence myself in order to keep what I've achieved. I'm not willing to live in the poverty of fear. I'm only willing to live in the riches of bravery. While I'm not perfect, I do my best to be brave every single day during a time when there's never been more social "reward" for succumbing to fear. And I'm guessing bravery speaks to you more than fear does or else you wouldn't be here as an Awakened Warrior insider. So I deeply want to thank you for standing with me and for something that's greater than all of us put together. Freedom. Podcast On my latest podcast episode my guest Elliott Hulse and I discuss How to Outsmart the Communist Takeover. If you love communism, don't listen to this episode. Otherwise, you can listen here. Latest Video What Leftists Think About Free Speech Insider Tip There's been various independent sources suggesting that a massive prolonged electrical blackout could be on the horizon in the very near future. Why? Who knows, but something to do with corruption. Will this actually happen? I have zero certainty either way. While obviously I hope this event doesn't happen, my wife and I have just stocked up on a couple weeks worth of water and non-perishable food. I share this with you not at all to induce any level of panic, but only to induce whatever level of preparedness you feel is appropriate for yourself and your family. Insider Source There's an independent journalist of sorts named Simon Parkes. He's got a YouTube channel where he publishes news reports that you certainly won't hear in any mainstream media outlet. I've been finding his stuff interesting and curious to consider about what's going on in the world. Feel free to give him a test drive if you'd like by clicking here. (Watching his latest Update Current News video is always a good place to start.) Until Next Time Alright my Awakened Warrior friend! You'll be hearing from me soon. In the mean time, just know I really appreciate you being connected with me and standing with me. And I hope you do something to make yourself laugh today! Stay weird, JP
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  • Dealing with fb today is stressful, but I’m the end I’m a disrupter and the world needs more of us. Sigh. Still, it would be nice if it wasn’t a constant visual of dystopian tyranny eroding our rights. πŸ™„πŸ˜‘
    Dealing with fb today is stressful, but I’m the end I’m a disrupter and the world needs more of us. Sigh. Still, it would be nice if it wasn’t a constant visual of dystopian tyranny eroding our rights. πŸ™„πŸ˜‘
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  • What a lovely tribute to mother’s intuition!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&d=n&feature=share&v=fKzv78uD0YM&fbclid=IwAR1X7X8Gz23PN7eqnH6FMEtB5YNIwe5LCwBv3MXzR70SAv3qHgS2PFAIDOo
    What a lovely tribute to mother’s intuition! https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&d=n&feature=share&v=fKzv78uD0YM&fbclid=IwAR1X7X8Gz23PN7eqnH6FMEtB5YNIwe5LCwBv3MXzR70SAv3qHgS2PFAIDOo
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