Author: Dr.JenineMarie

Weekly Wisdom: Are You Nice or Kind?

Not long ago a friend and I had a discussion about how different it is to be nice vs being kind. The conclusion was a nice action is just that; doing something nice for someone. Being kind on the other hand is an act of deep caring. Being nice takes some effort but being kind happens with our whole being. Our hearts and emotions are tied to our actions. I can openly say that being kind takes a deeper love and commitment to that love. This is a plain and simple message this week. I think it’s depth is better pondered on your own. Are you being nice or are you being kind to others? It can be possible to be both or be one or the other depending on the circumstance. Yet, kindness should be a way of life. It takes being kind within ourselves. Without that kindness we can’t give it either. Let your kindness roots grow deeper this week. Remember we are in this life with one another.  Meditate on the difference …

Truth About Energy Healing, Light, and the Mind, Body, Emotion Connection: Is Your Own Negativity Zapping Your Faith? (part 3 in a Series)

Negativity, just like positivity, has a current, a flow, an energy. It flows outside of you from others and it flows inside of you from yourself. Your thoughts create energy, either negative or positive. Thoughts are a part of the flow, and they are never ending. Just close your eyes for a moment and observe your thoughts. They are running like a faucet, right? The Bible says, “As a man (or woman) thinks so he/she is.” Like it or not, your thought life creates the life outside of yourself and the life you live. Your thoughts affect the outcome of situations, how you handle them, and your emotional responses to what is happening. I want to focus on negativity and faith for a moment. Let’s keep in mind that situations happen. Not so great things happen in life. That is our reality right now. We become sad, upset, go through grief etc. This is part of being human. Some things just can’t be controlled, but our actions and how we react to them can. If …

“Mom, He’s Looking At Me!”

Being a mom is so fun! I remember when my kids used to sit around the breakfast table eating and suddenly one of the girls would get upset because one of the boys was looking at her. (I had five kids, two boys and three girls.) Oh how I can just roll my eyes thinking of those mornings when one of the girls would blurt out, “Mom, he’s looking at me again!” My answer: “So what. Eat your breakfast.” This is how I feel about social media, especially Facebook. It’s called “Face-book” right? Now we have many more, Instagram, Linkedin, etc. All are geared toward others finding us, interacting with them, and getting to know them. We all have the ability to block those we don’t desire to communicate with. I guess we call it a personal space safety net, and one that I also do appreciate. We all need our personal space in person and online. What really gives me a giggle is when someone puts up their profile on social media but then …

Grand Children are Our Rewards

I always knew there would come a time when one of my children, or all of them, would have kids. I remember thinking how that would make me a grandmother! I don’t know why we always associate being a grandparent as being old. We are not older, we are wiser. It’s just like having lines appear on our faces; those crinkles that pop up almost suddenly. They don’t mean we are old. They just mean we have had expression. We have lived, laughed, been surprised and even cried. They become etched upon our faces to remind us of the moments we enjoyed and those we overcame. In the same way, grandchildren remind us of a job well done. We are blessed! God says that birthing children is an inheritance. That inheritance goes onward to become even more “grand” as the years go by. I saw both of my granddaughters as soon as they were born. Alexsys, my first, was with me the first year of her life during the day while her mama went back …

Weekly Wisdom: “What You Resist Persists”

Keep this in mind as your week unfolds. That which you resist will become bigger and will continue. I know, I know! It does not seem fair. Yet, it is truth. For instance, if you continue to resist an emotional feeling that creates a lot of sadness within you, your focus will be on that feeling and you will get more of it. We tend to get what we focus on, so resisting is a form of focus upon that which we do not want. Ironically this is how we get more of it. UGH. It could become a never ending circle. So how do you get out of this? Well, I am glad you are curious! I am too. This is why I love meditation so much. Meditation is not always about clearing one’s mind, but accepting and allowing thoughts to run through the mind and just act like the observer. In this type of mindful meditation we trust and allow the thoughts and feelings to just “be” with no response to them. If …

Weekly Wisdom: A Lesson in Rest

Recently I had the pleasure, and pain, of driving across 4 states to visit family and clear out some of my storage area. It had been too long since a visit and I was looking forward to seeing family again. Anyone who likes to take a road trip knows the excitement of starting out on a new journey. I already knew the path so I could not wait to drive once again through the scenery and see parts of Arizona I had missed so much. One thing I did not count on is I got very sick! I could not imagine what was wrong with me. Later, as I completed my visit and began my travel back home I realized it must have been motion sickness and exhaustion. I learned to stop every two hours to get out, walk around, rest my eyes, and let my insides adjust. It was an easier trip home but a hard lesson to learn while driving there. What should have been a 3 day trip had to be a …

Truth About Energy Healing, Light, and the Body, Mind, Emotion Connection (Part 2 of a Series)

Let There Be Light!  Take your finger and put it on your forehead between the eyebrow area. Deeper inside this area in your head is a gland called the pineal gland. (Eastern culture calls this area the third eye.) This little wonder creates the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin. Serotonin is sort of the feel good neurotransmitter. It helps to regulate mood, sexual desire, digestion, memory and sleep. Melatonin helps with the sleep and waking cycles within your body. Without balanced quantities of these amazing little guys, our bodies get out of whack. We can become depressed, not sleep right, have memory issues and more. For such a little gland, the pineal gland carries a lot of importance, and guess what? It is benefited by SUNLIGHT. Taking in natural sunlight into the eyes is very important because this helps stimulate this amazing little gland, and will benefit the brain and mood. I read once that the pineal gland has some similar tissues as the retina of the eyes. Basically without natural sunlight we are not balanced, …