Love Lives Here – Groningen The Netherlands Meets Reno Nevada USA

December 27 2018:

What a wonderful day this shall be! And, how lucky can one gal be? Two writer friends visiting from The Netherlands within 3 months of one another!

My writer friend, Jessica Araus, has arrived in Reno! She and her partner are from The Netherlands and this is her first time to the United States.

They’ve been having a beautiful time exploring California and now for Reno and the magical Lake Tahoe! We get to exchange hugs and face to face smiles this afternoon! xoxo (Beautiful sign displayed at South Meadows Great Full Gardens)

This was such an incredible visit. Even though my hands got frozen during our walk, my heart burned with warmth.

What a blessing to spend the afternoon with Jessica Araus and Marten. Jessica and I met in an online (Facebook) writers group. She and Marten are here from The Netherlands and it is their first time visiting America.

I could have chatted with the two of you all night long. What a gift you two are! My heart is incredibly full. 🙏💙💙💙🙏

Had to have a photo shoot for the amazing goodies Jessica brought to us from The Netherlands.

We learned about Sinterklaas and their tradition of the tree going up on December 6th and coming down on January 6th. And the tradition of gifting a sweet treat in the shape of the recipients first initial of first name, along with a poem.

Cannot wait to try this tea!! I love Yogi brand tea; but this flavor is not sold in the US.

The beautiful maxi dress is from Jessica’s online shop, Dressaraz. Although based in Groningen, The Netherlands, her clothing shop supports local Mexican artisans. Each piece is handcrafted in Mexico.

Thank you so very much Jessica!! So much love to you!! 💝💝💝


A few more from Jessica’s visit. Marten took the one of us walking. Sneaky guy! I’m pretty sneaky too! As I got one of him taking photos! Heehee!

Big Washoe Lake Dried Up

**THROWBACK POST**

October 11 2015:

Big Washoe Lake this afternoon. Oh my gosh! It’s dried up!! I had no idea as we haven’t been here in about a year! Barbara told me on Friday that it was all dry and we just had to go see for ourselves.

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Big Washoe Lake yesterday afternoon. I had no idea it was dried up as we haven’t visited in about a year. My friend, Barbara, told me on Friday that it was dry and we just had to go see for ourselves.

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We played at Little Washoe Lake yesterday after I finished facilitating the Emotional Connexion exercise at Barbara’s workshop. It was so beautiful and peaceful. xoxo

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We played at Little Washoe Lake yesterday after I finished facilitating the Emotional Connexion exercise at Barbara’s workshop. It was so beautiful and peaceful. xoxo

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We played at Little Washoe Lake yesterday after I finished facilitating the Emotional Connexion exercise at Barbara’s workshop. It was so beautiful and peaceful. xoxo

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He dragged this huge tree limb into the lake and it was his boat for about an hour. It was beautiful watching him sail his boat to the middle of the lake. Love, love, love. We played at Little Washoe Lake yesterday after I finished facilitating the Emotional Connexion exercise at Barbara’s workshop. It was so beautiful and peaceful. xoxo

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Second Space to Offer Reiki and One Session Turned Into Two

October 8 2017:

I may have a second space to offer Reiki; in an amazing and wonderful wellness center! This will help in accommodating clients in different parts of town. Fingers crossed and wee rose petals crossed too!

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“This was my first time experiencing Reiki and it was wonderful. I was so deeply relaxed and comfortable I was in and out of sleep! During my session with Camilla I even got a vision of a beautiful image I want to paint. Camilla had just the right colors and scents in the room too, catered just for me! I’ll definitely be doing this again in the near future. Please give her Reiki sessions a try, she’s got a gift. 🙂” – Natalie Gorden, Reno, Nevada

Already have my first round of clients scheduled since receiving the internal nudge to begin offering Reiki once again! I have so many more tools, techniques, and ideas to support clients … Use of mindfulness, meditating, and nature. And, soon, another technique! xoxoxo

October 11 2017:

I am beyond excited, grateful, and blessed to announce that I now have an amazing, beautiful, and soul soothing environment at which to offer Reiki …. Pinnacle Wellness!

You can experience a Reiki session stand alone or you can combine it with one of Pinnacle’s modalities or experience one of their modalities afterwards.

The punch card they offer is an amazing deal! I CANNOT wait to use the Halotherapy room. It is calling me big time!

I also have the beautiful space in North Reno! Now I can accommodate those coming from different ends of town! So incredibly grateful …. xoxoxo… Perhaps this photo can show in some way how far and deep my gratitude extends …

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October 13 2017:

I arrived at Pinnacle Wellness yesterday morning to give one Reiki session and left in the afternoon after giving two! My client enjoyed it so much her husband wanted a session too!

They both had a Reiki session and took turns enjoying two of Pinnacle’s services while the other enjoyed Reiki. They were so incredibly relaxed and joyful when they left! I have two openings next week up for grabs!! Feeling incredibly grateful and blessed … xoxo

 

 

Wonderful and Balancing and Gratitude and Sunset

June 18 2017:

Sunset visit to one of our favorite parks to throw frisbee and for Thomas to test the drone that a friend gifted to him. He got it up a few times, just needs to study it a bit more.

Then we took our family walk. It was such a beautiful sunset. Wonderful clouds and birds with a light breeze. It was the perfect balance to an arguing Thomas and Lillian.

Incredibly grateful to nature for having been with us all these years …. for being my partner in holding a space for joy, complaining, fun, peace, forgiveness, and transmuting.

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June 21 2017:

Sunset walk with Lillian on Monday night. Just when I think there are no more pictures to be made here. I just can’t stop! xoxo

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Thomas Spring Break 2014 Vaulting

**THROWBACK POST**

April 18 2014:

Thomas had vaulting lessons again this afternoon. I got to do a photo shoot of the trail to add with the clubhouse photos from last week. This is only half of them Barbara Chastain! I’ll post the other half later. Will create an album for them. Thank you for such an amazing space … Center for Adaptive Riding!!

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Wild Child Nature Program

May 19 2017:

I am facilitating a “Wild Child Nature” program once a week (or every other week) beginning June 8th to continue through Fall 2017 as there is interest. These sessions focus on connecting with nature, creativity, and imagination. Nature connection is about connecting people with nature through mind and body.

Sessions to last from an hour to about an hour and 15 minutes. The sessions will be stand alone. Meaning you can come to all or simply as it fits your schedule. Cost will be a suggested offering of $15 for first child, $15 for siblings, and no charge for parents. Yet, no one will be turned away, so please join us if this speaks to you.

We will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Virginia Foothills Park (near Geiger Grade and Brown Elementary School in South Reno).

Age is completely open. If you think your child will enjoy this and benefit, then great!

The session will begin with a very short guided meditation and a short nature dance. From there we will move on to our topic of the day. The entire program has mindfulness as its core. These will be as fluid and organic as possible and intuitively driven so I might cover a different topic then I had originally planned.

First Program: Start Noticing Nature – Using All of Our Senses
Introduction
Meditation
Nature Dance
Core of Class:
Start noticing nature
Feel and smell the air
Check out the clouds and the trees
listen
Close eyes and name every sound they hear.
Walkabout (Mindful Walking)
End with Circle Share

Each session will cover one topic such as a sit spot, nature journaling, using all of our senses, observing, writing, drawing, story telling, and sharing. These sessions are not solely for the kids. Parents are asked to participate and observe so that concepts can be transformed to your liking and weaved into your family life.

What this class will NOT be about: We will not be focused on proper writing and grammar, correct drawing styles, naming plants, animals, or cloud formations. However, if a child is extremely interested in a bird song, plant, or cloud; we will note that so they have the opportunity to research further at home.

Learn more by going here …

Wild Child Nature Sessions – Start Noticing Nature