I was speaking to one of the ladies I help with caregiving for her family. When I speak to her, I try to validate the good things I know she did in her life. I intentionally remind her of the love she poured into her work and family, and how that love she poured out in turn went on to … Read more about Love
Massage Can Be Different For Each of Us
Massage Can Be Different for Each of Us. Is that really true? Does every massage have to begin with a person lying face down on my massage table and me standing over them. The answer is NO. Recently I was struggling with how to help my elderly massage client who lives in a small room in a … Read more about Massage Can Be Different For Each of Us
Why Am I Still Here?
"Why am I still living? What does it matter if I'm here or not"? Recently I had an elderly friend express this to me. This is not the first time I have heard a senior ask this question. I seriously pondered it because I really love the seniors that I work with and I wanted to give an example of a … Read more about Why Am I Still Here?
The Spiritual Side of a Massage Therapist.
In my 36 years as a Licensed Massage Therapist, my practice mainly consists of families. If you ask me why, I will have to say that it sort of happened as natural course of things. Because my massage practice takes me into people’s homes, I get to interact with everyone in the household. From … Read more about The Spiritual Side of a Massage Therapist.
Testimonial For Valentina Boonstra
Testimonial – June Chaplin The other day someone told me she thought I was in my fifties. I am actually 79, pushing 80! “It’s the way you move” she said. Thank you, Valentina, I said to myself. I admit it, when I first knew Valentina, I ignored her good advice-after all, I walked the … Read more about Testimonial For Valentina Boonstra
This and That
Over the years, I have shared with you my many stories about the experiences I have had with clients in massage and caregiving. I often joke that my best accomplishment has been going this long with out having to have a job. I have always worked on my own terms, in my own business. Several years … Read more about This and That
Small Acts of Kindness
There are plenty of problems and issues to go around these days. From pandemics to Grandparents raising Grandchildren, to people who are caretakers for their parents. It can be overwhelming to say the least. I have been working with Sarah Care in Melbourne for a few years now, and I understand … Read more about Small Acts of Kindness
How My Life Evolved- The Start of the Crones Stories
Most of my life has been filled with movement, purpose, and work. But right now it is a little different. There are times in our life when we pause and reflect. As we respond to each event and circumstance so it goes that we build a life. We adapt to our new circumstances. It's how I have built my … Read more about How My Life Evolved- The Start of the Crones Stories
Spring Time in Florida
For the rest of the country, spring has arrived. In Florida, spring was two weeks at the end of March, and now summer is here. It's hot already and only going to get more so. I like the heat. I have lived here in Florida since 1973, so I am used to it, but even I can get overheated when the temps … Read more about Spring Time in Florida
My Career As A Massage Therapist
Every now and then I remember how remarkable it is that my massage career has been consistent for most my adult life. Recently I was enjoying a conversation with a woman who has had a few interesting career choices during her life. She has worked as an esthetician, a massage therapist and is … Read more about My Career As A Massage Therapist
Learning to Adapt
One of the best side benefits of my massage practice is I get to have interesting conversations with people whom I might not have ever met otherwise. I recently worked on a nice couple visiting from out of town. The gentleman mentioned his brother had gone to massage school and tried to start a … Read more about Learning to Adapt
Testimonial for Valentina
This has been an exhausting year for many of us. Valentina is and has always been one of the bright spots in times of darkness. When my body is sore from being tense all the time, she comes over and smooths out all my tension. If I have injured myself, she helps me heal. Thank you Val, for … Read more about Testimonial for Valentina