Island Medicine

the blog of Donna Spencer

On Your Mark, Get Ready…GO!

Do it NOW. Today is the day to dust off that dream, project, intention or goal that you’ve pushed to the back of your garage or your mind. One of the above that’s been laying dormant for so long that you almost forgot it existed. If you have a few nearly forgotten dreams, bring forth […]

Decisions, Decisions…

Stumped about what to give during this gift-giving season? Wondering about what to give to the man (woman, child, or beast) who has everything? If you’ve run out of ideas simply go back to the basics and think WELLNESS. It never gets old or outdated and you don’t have to worry about the correct size. […]

It’s All About the Energy….Part 2: Reiki, A Healing Energy We All Possess

Humans and animals both radiate warmth and energy. Every being has a life-force running through it. Reiki, which is pronounced “ray- key”, translates from Japanese to English as “universal (rei) life-force energy (ki)”, and it runs through us all. This life-force energy is used both in self-healing and the healing of others. The Japanese are […]

It’s All About the Energy: Part 1 Crystal Clear

Energy consumption is a huge part of our daily lives. Those who believe in “green” methods of energy usage turn to alternative forms of energy, and energy-saving appliances. Those of us who are holistic harness the natural energy which our bodies exude, and use it to practice energy healing. Energy healing simply means making use […]

Mint to Be

The arrival of July puts us smack dab in the middle of summer. Although the thermostat reads way above ninety degrees, it’s time to “chill”; taking each day as it comes, relaxing, and having fun in the process. I love this time of year, when the temperature of the water exceeds eighty degrees, and I […]

Survivors and Thrivors

Last month all across the country, we as a nation of people (not just a nation of women) honored Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We paid tribute to those who are presently fighting cancer, those who are in recovery, and sadly to those who have succumbed to this disease. Fundraising events of all kinds were conducted […]