Posts by Jenn Maronek

5 Reasons To Make Peace With Your Younger Self

“Aging is not lost youth, but a new stage of opportunity and strength” Betty Friedan I tried using that quote to my inner 25 year old when I turned 42, but she had another idea.  She was too busy telling me that I was “too old”, wasn’t as beautiful or sassy, as she saw things…

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What to Know About The Basics of Energy Medicine

We are all living beings with major organs, flesh, and the blood, sweat, and tears that make us healthy, vital individuals.  We are born from a mother and a father and their combined DNA.  We carry in us the genetic imprinting of our parents that code how and what we will look like and some…

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An Interview with Your Body: A Broken Heart

As an ER nurse, one of the most common emergency situations I deal with are people who are dealing with a physically broken heart. In these moments, getting insight into exactly what is happening and how severe it is becomes the most urgent place to focus. Recently, a 50 year old man came into my…

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An Interview with Your Body: Headaches

I heard the expression once that western medicine considers the body a machine, while holistic medicine considers the body a garden.  I love this metaphor because in my work as a more western based nurse for the past 14 years, I have learned through my experiences with patients a lot about the human body, but…

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A “Bubble of Light” Shield: A Helpful Tool for Empaths

“Put yourself in a bubble of light”.  These are the healing words my mom spoke, for it was not uncommon for me to go to school, to a friend’s house, or even just be at home and be worried about something.  A youngster filled with stomach aches, or sometimes crying for no specific reason at…

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Painful Moments Are Really Meant to Stimulate Spiritual Ascension

When I first began my spiritual awakening, I became aware of a lot of terms I was not familiar with.  “Leveling up”, “ascending”, “raising my vibration”, “tectonic shifts of transformation”, and a “paradigm shift”.  My spiritual awakening began after I left my ex-husband when I was completely lost and out of sorts.  I was looking…

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I Live With a Chronic Wound: It’s Perfectionism

Yesterday, the Struggle Bus rounded in my neighborhood and I got onboard. Southbound, to no place in particular or useful. It’s a familiar bus, with a familiar route to Perfectionism. It’s a route I regularly frequent with a driver named Sheila, and one that doesn’t actually help me get to where I want to go.…

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How I Learned to Heal My Core Issues

When we experience something negative in life, we create stories to fill in the blanks of why this happened, stories of “I am not good enough”, “I failed”, or “I am not worthy enough to be loved”.   When we believe it, we incorporate it.  The word incorporate literally means to bring into the body,…

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