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Sue Mariconda
West Seattle, WA
Health Kinesiology and Reconnective Healing Practitioner
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Earlier this week I began a story about some of my Health Kinesiology training back in April. Please take a moment to click here to read that post if you haven't already. The description of a Free Form correction didn't really sound all that daunting at first. For most of our Health Kinesiology corrections we find the steps we need to take for the correction, and then do them. This one starts out the same way - we use muscle testing to determine the stressful topic that needs to be talked about. The client talks out loud about what is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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I started my journey with Health Kinesiology training back in 2009 with HK Level 1. There are 10 levels of classes, plus a number of other classes one can take that are not part of the core curriculum. One can do HK work with only one level taken, but each class builds on the types of corrections that can be done, as well as practice and confidence in the work you're doing. I've had to fly to all but my first class, and after my HK Level 7 class, I took a 2-1/2 year break from training. I decided that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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I pretty much could reiterate my last post here, wondering where the time has gone. Wow. My apologizes to those of you following along. Lots going on, several partially written blog posts in the queue, but I wanted to drop in and let you know that I'm still here and haven't given up on the blog. Part of the delay is that my practice is going well and I've been busy seeing clients. That's a good thing. But I certainly don't want to neglect my presence here on the internet as well. I hope everyone out there in internet-land is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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I've probably written 20 blog posts in my head in the past 3 months, and yet none of them actually got to the computer. I can't even believe it's been that long. I seriously don't know where all the time has gone. Then when I did realize it, it got a little intimidating. My apologizes for the silence here recently! I've been doing a lot of personal healing work that I'd like to share a bit about in other posts, and doing a lot of great work with my clients, both of which have kept me busy! I'm not going... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2013 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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I love TinyBuddha and get so much wisdom from that site and their Facebook page. I found this gem recently and wanted to share a story. (And in case you can't read that small photo text, it says "If it's important, you will find a way. If not, you'll find an excluse." ~ Unknown) Many years ago I wanted to study Health Kinesiology. But the nearest teacher was over 1,000 miles away. I came up with many excuses why I couldn't do it - too expensive to travel; I don't have enough vacation time; I don't have the money; I'm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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A friend of mine shared this video, and I wanted to share it with all of you. I love this perspective about happiness. What's on YOUR happy list? Please share in the comments below. Note: Due to FTC guidelines, I am now required to disclose that if you click on a link in this post (or any other post or link on my blog) and purchase Young Living Essential Oils, books/products through Amazon.com or nutritional supplements through AIM Companies, that I will receive a small commission as a result of those purchases. Thank you for your support. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2013 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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I wanted to share about this really cool website that was brought to my attention recently: Art of Gratitude. It's a free site where you sign up to receive 30 days of gratitude emails. In the email is space for you to write down 3 things you are grateful for, and then you can upload it to your own private page on the Art of Gratitude website. I believe after 30 days you get the option to continue (I'm still in the initial 30 days). I know that a regular Gratitude Practice is really important in shifting our energetic vibration.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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Tonight's Wednesday Wellness talk (a series of free monthly talks on a variety of wellness topics held on the third Wednesday of each month) is cancelled due to an unavoidable schedule conflict. I apologize for the inconvenience for anyone who was hoping to attend tonight. The next talk will now be held on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m. Please check back for upcoming topics at this monthly talk. If you have any ideas for topics you'd like to see covered in upcoming talks, please contact me. Note: Due to FTC guidelines, I am now required to disclose that if... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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I always find it interesting to watch the marketing of New Years Resolutions. I walked into Costco a few days before New Years last year, and the entryway was lined with diet programs, exercise machines, scales, stop-smoking systems, books on health and fitness - you name the typical resolution, and there was an alleged solution right there for the taking. On January 1st of every year I can remember, I'd be watching TV, and not 10 minutes into turning it on, I'd be greeted by a commercial about how you need to start the New Year off right by having... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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I discovered an absolutely wonderful website called Oil Testimonials. I've been using Young Living Essential Oils for a while now, personally and in my practice, but there is so much to learn about what they can do for your health and wellness. I have to admit that it's still not an automatic response to pick up an oil for a health crisis; most of us were raised with medications in mind, and that's the first thing we think of and rely on. There are a few oils that I really know in terms of what they're good for, but this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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I recently completed a 3-day juice cleanse/fast from Life Juice and wanted to share my experience with it. I'd never done a juice cleanse or any other type of fast before, unless it was a fast for a medical procedure. And during those fasts I always felt awful and was starving, so the idea of fasting for the heck of it didn't sound too appealing. I follow the blog of Chef Amber Shea and she was doing a review of various juice cleanses that she had received and done. I was intrigued, and in a moment of temporary insanity, decided... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2012 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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Have you heard of Solé (pronounced "So-Lay") Drinking Therapy? I hadn't, until a few weeks ago. I had done a prepackaged 3-day juice fast right after Thanksgiving (I'll review that in the next week or so), and the first drink of the day was a Solé drink - ingredients of Himalayan Sea Salt, water and lime. The instructions were to drink first thing out of bed, on an empty stomach. I was not excited to start out my day with a glass of salt water. Honestly, it sounded disgusting. <grin> However, over the 3 days, it became a wonderful ritual.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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What are you doing next Wednesday evening? Wednesday Wellness is a series of free monthly talks that I offer on a variety of wellness topics, and is held on the third Wednesday of each month, with the next one this coming Wednesday, December 19th, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center, 3515 SW Alaska Street, 2nd Floor, in West Seattle. The December 19th topic will be Dealing With Holiday Stress and I'll share with you some holistic methods for dealing with stress and finding joy in the holiday season. (I'll let you in on a secret: these... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2012 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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To show my gratitude for your referrals, I am pleased to offer a new referral program! For every new client that gives your name as a referral, you will receive your choice of a $10 Starbucks gift card or a $20 credit towards your next session with me! There is no limit to how many referral gifts you may receive, and if you choose session credits and have more than one, those can be combined in the same session. I truly appreciate being a part of your wellness care, and the trust that you show in referring people to me!... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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Did you know that Butterfly Balance Wellness Center offers gift certificates? Give the gift of health and wellness to your loved ones this holiday season. Until December 31, 2012 I am offering a special holiday discount - purchase a $90 gift certificate (good for one session of Health Kinesiology or Reconnective Healing in the next year) for only $70. And if you purchase a package of 3 gift certificates, you will receive the $20 holiday discount on top of the usual 20% package discount! Please contact me to purchase. Interested in essential oils as gifts? Young Living offers high quality... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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A Health Kinesiology colleague of mine mentioned Earthing on Facebook recently. I had never heard of it before, so I looked over the website at Earthing.com and decided to check out of the library the book Earthing - The Most Important Health Discovery Ever? by Ober/Sinatra/Zucker to learn more. Earthing is described on their website: Throughout history humans walked barefoot and slept on the ground. But modern lifestyle, including the widespread use of insulative rubber- or plastic-soled shoes, has disconnected us from the Earth’s energy and, of course, we no longer sleep on the ground. Fascinating new research has raised... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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It's come to my attention that some of my clients (and clients of my colleagues) are parking in the incorrect alley parking lot. My landlord has informed me that the owner of the alley lot just east of 36th Street (just south of Alaska) is going to start having cars towed if they do not belong to his patients/clients/staff. If you look at the Google Maps photo below, you'll see a larger lot on the left that is surrounded by a chain fence, and then a smaller one next to it to the right (east) with room for 6 cars.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2012 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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I wanted to share an announcement from Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering about their annual free community Thanksgiving meal for those in the West Seattle area who are interested: Join us for a Free Community Thanksgiving Meal at the Hall at Fauntleroy in West Seattle [9131 California Avenue SW]on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22th from 12 noon to 3:00 PM. All are welcome for a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings prepared by Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering Executive Chef Michael Chase. This is the 14th year that Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes owners Meg and David Haggerty and David... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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It's come to my attention that this month's free Wednesday Wellness talk (a series of free monthly talks on a variety of wellness topics held on the third Wednesday of each month) is scheduled to be held on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Since I expect most people will be traveling and/or spending time with family/friends, I am going to postpone this month's talk. The next talk will now be held on Wednesday, December 19th. Please check back for upcoming topics at this monthly talk. If you have any ideas for topics you'd like to see covered in upcoming talks, please... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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When I first started getting interested in improving my health and “greening” my home to make it less toxic, I started replacing many of the cleansers in my home with natural, non-toxic versions. But I’ve found a series of options that I am very happy with in terms of keeping my home clean and safe for myself, animals and children. The toxic chemicals found in many cleaning products are a hazard not just to the environment, but to our personal health – causing problems with lungs, skin and internal organs. I have spent a lot of time in Health Kinesiology... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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I am excited to announce a series of free monthly talks on a variety of wellness topics. Wednesday Wellness is held on the third Wednesday of each month, with the next one this coming Wednesday, September 19th, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center, 3515 SW Alaska Street, 2nd Floor, in West Seattle. The September 19th topic will be Introduction to Health Kinesiology and Muscle Testing. Space is limited, so please call or email to reserve a spot as the talk is subject to cancellation if there are no advance RSVPs. Please check back for upcoming topics... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2012 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
Glad that you had a good experience with peppermint essential oil. You can read more about essential oils and purchase them at my Young Living website: https://www.youngliving.org/balancedlife [Disclaimer: I do receive a small commission for purchases at that website.]
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I just learned about an interesting healing method called The Bars through Access Consciousness. There are 32 Bars of energy that run through your head, each corresponding to a different area of life, like Money, Control, Creativity, Body, Awareness, and many more. Holding these points on the head releases energy and begins to unravel where you are functioning from autopilot instead of awareness, and can help release destructive behavior patterns, past hurts, losses and fears. Knowing what I know from Health Kinesiology and energy work, The Bars sounded very interesting to me, both on a personal level and as something... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2012 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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I've been on a quest for a while to eliminate as much plastic in my life as I can, especially where food is involved. As a former Tupperware salesperson, my house was filled to the rafters with plastic items. Well, until I started hearing about the dangers of plastics from a Green perspective - specifically, the dangers of BPAs (Bisphenol-A) and what happens when plastic is heated with food in it and the dangers that can come from it. I was mostly successful with my conversion, except for one thing: cups big enough for my morning protein smoothies. Our glass... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2012 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center
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There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go. Richard Bach Do you agree with this quote? Do you think we need to have unpleasantness in our lives just in order to grow? I think some of the choices I've made at the forks in the road of my life, and/or challenges I've endured, have been necessary to become the person that I am today. But there are others I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2012 at Butterfly Balance Wellness Center