Baby with Fissures, Ulcers and Rectal Prolapse

Sometimes I get emails like this one that just rip my heart out: “I am contacting you as desperately looking for answers for our 6 month old Grandson. He has been unable to poo since birth, he has to be assisted and this is despite regular diarrhea, he also has a prolapse outside of his […]

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Horse Meditation Circle – New Healing Technique

Well, I thought I was hosting a meditation circle with my horses and my friend Katie Hess and her crew from Lotus Wei (flower essence energetic medicine) who were visiting Vancouver on their Flower Lounge tour. But the horses (surprise, surprise) had other ideas and instead used the opportunity to teach the group a powerful […]

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Listen To Your Gut – In Your Little Corner of the World

Let’s go on a little audio-visual, interactive journey together… It’s okay if this hurts a little, or maybe more than a little. Stay with your emotions, let your emotions (pain, anger, sadness, grief) move into flow. Let your feelings flow, let your breath flow, let your tears flow. STAY with me. Lean in. This will […]

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We Must Move Forward!

My message from my craniosacral session this week was about further integration of the left and right sides of my body. The left side of the body corresponds to the feminine. The right side is the masculine. In my body, this delineation is so pronounced that my fingernails on my right hand are just like […]

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American Academy of Pediatrics responds to new cell phone radiation study

A recent study by the National Toxicology Program exposed rats to RF radiation for 9 hours per day for a period of two years, beginning in utero, and compared them to a control group which was not exposed. While the rats from the control group did not develop any cancerous tumors, some male rats from […]

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The Parent’s Role In Childhood Illness

There are many different factors that contribute to childhood chronic illness; ranging from environmental and nutritional factors, through to emotional and psychological factors. In my experience, if a child becomes ill and remains ill, it is rarely, if ever, just about the child. Obviously, the mother and father are responsible for their children’s physical health, […]

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Dive Headfirst Into Your Brilliance

The title of this post is based on an earlier article I wrote about Pelican Medicine and the timely addition of an astute observation by Dr. Paul Goldberg about pelicans: That once they decide on their target (what they want), they dive headfirst at breakneck speed into the swirling waters and pounding waves – they […]

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Child Me vs. Adult Me in the Healing Journey

I had a very interesting conversation with a friend of mine who is a medical doctor, but also very committed to his own growth and healing in all areas of his life. I was frustrated because in spite of the extensive work I’ve done around issues of not feeling safe, I had once again dropped […]

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Alanis Morissette’s Healing Journey

Singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette shares insights about her Healing Journey in this excellent discussion with Oprah. Here are a few of my favorite, thought-provoking quotes from Alanis during the interview: “Art is cathartic, not healing.” “Growth is distinct from healing.” “Moving, sweating… for me it’s about continuously moving the energy. Because stagnation in my body… a […]

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Is Synthetic Soccer Turf Safe?

My two sons play soccer, my husband coaches soccer (and played himself until a couple years ago) and in our house there’s been a lot of discussion about how the synthetic turf fields are really hard on the joints. In fact, this is the reason my husband quit playing regularly in his league. Many professional […]

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Natural Method To Clear Lice Completely in 48 Hours

In 14 years of raising 3 kids in public schools, somehow, miraculously, we had never suffered a lice infestation. However, this past summer we got hit hard and after thinking about it, I realized that this was the first year my kids started sleeping-over at other kid’s houses. My daughter especially, slept over at many […]

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Listen To Your Freedom Program Is FINALLY Ready!

First, let me say a HUGE thank you to the hundreds of you who sat patiently on my Waitlist for this biz-building program for over a year!! Secondly, I am beyond thrilled to announce that the program is finally, completely READY. And yes, as per usual, I’m giving you the opportunity to experience it AND […]

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Zen Master Explains Death To A 7-yr-old Child

One of my favorite bloggers on the Internet is Maria Popova from BrainPickings.org I actually wait for her newsletters (weekly interestingness digest) and they feel like a special treat in my Inbox! In one of her forays into special books, little gems, she gives this excerpt from Dropping Ashes on the Buddha: The Teachings of […]

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Receive Healing From Animals

As you walk your Healing Journey and you delve into not just the physical contributors to your dis-ease, but also the emotional contributors, I want to call your attention to one more source of healing: The animal world. As lowly humans, we often forget (or don’t even realize) the interconnectedness of all beings. This can […]

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Pelican Medicine For Your Healing Journey

I just got back from a couple of weeks in Akumal; which is on the Caribbean side of Mexico. The resort we go to is particularly wonderful because it is owned by a local Mexican man and is built horizontally – all along the beach. So whether you’re sleeping, or eating, or walking around, you […]

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Arguing Made Easy!

When you’re discussing a thorny issue, or trying to resolve a conflict with a loved one – or you’re mediating 2 kids who’d love to punch each other out – you may want to try either of these techniques: 1. Lie down on the ground – You can say anything you want, but you need […]

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Psychic Predictions Can Help or Hinder Healing

A friend of mine recently paid for a reading with well-known, reliable psychic. He told her some things in the reading about her deceased father (including his name) that were spot on, so it’s pretty obvious that he was dialed in. The psychic said: “Spirit is showing me that you need to continue to watch […]

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How To Protect Yourself When Helping Others To Heal

Maybe you are a healer? Or perhaps you have healed yourself and now find others asking you for help and guidance? But perhaps you are also noticing that helping other people heal is draining your energy and negatively affecting your own health? Like this email I received from a reader: “I (finally) made the decision […]

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Childhood Chronic Illness & The Family Dynamic

There are many different factors that contribute to childhood chronic illness; ranging from environmental and nutritional factors, through to emotional and psychological factors. In my experience, if a child becomes ill and remains ill, it is rarely, if ever, just about the child. Obviously, the mother and father are responsible for their children’s physical health, […]

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Getting Closer To Freedom!

Listen To Your Freedom is my new, unique program that will take you through the journey of discovering your top talent, your most important gift that you are here to share with the world. Then it will show you how to turn that passion, or interest, or skill, into an automated, online business that earns […]

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How To Make A Natural, Sugar-Free Slurpee!

We’ve just had a big, fresh snowfall here in Vancouver, Canada and the kids have been out sledding, making snowmen, and thoroughly enjoying themselves. Then this morning, my daughter Zara comes in with a big hunk of snow to snack on – which is exactly what I used to do as a child! However, she […]

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Open Yourself To The Connection of All Beings – GREAT Film

The Animal Communicator is the most fabulous film that not only shows you how animal communicator Anna Breytenbach dialogues with various animals – but Anna explains exactly HOW she is doing it, in a very detailed way that allow us to use the same techniques with our own animals! Anna can feel the scars hidden […]

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How Do You Become Amazing?

This is a fantastic story and it resonated with me because I repeatedly get comments on my blog or Facebook page with people saying things like, well, Jini’s really remarkable that she can accomplish this, or live like this… things like that. And I’ve always felt: What?? So this guy’s story really gets the same […]

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Using Emotions To Unlock Your Self-Healing Power

I read this really GREAT article in Oprah magazine, by Raphael Cushnir, where he shares the process he developed to get people who are stuck in cycles of sabotage, or inertia, or confusion… FREE. Not surprisingly, this is a mind/body technique. It is really fabulous in it’s simplicity. Yet it produces profound shift and unlocking […]

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Tech Warning: Your House Can be Located from Your Photos!

If you take any kind of photo with your cell phone and then upload it anywhere on the Internet (Facebook, Instagram, blog, email it to someone, etc.) you have just broadcast your exact location to anyone who wants to find out. So you have told people where your house is, the actual room the photo […]

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Give Jini WATER for her Birthday!

I’m about to turn a year older (on June 2nd). And, this time, I’m actually wiser! I learned that 800 million people on this planet still don’t have access to clean drinking water, and I’m doing something about it. This year, I’m giving up my birthday for charity: water. When I saw the video of […]

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Listen To Your Freedom Business Program – IT’S HERE!

Over the years, I have received countless emails from readers saying, “You seem to have it all – great kids, a successful business, you’re making a difference, you love what you’re doing,” they  ask, How do I get your life? I’ve also been running a business blog for a few years now, and have been […]

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How Vulnerability and Authenticity Heal Us

You may numb your feelings to protect yourself, but in actuality you’re just driving your pain deeper into your physical body. EFT expert Annabel Fisher interviews me (Jini Patel Thompson) on her radio show and we discuss how moving out of numbing and into courageous vulnerability is the beginning of root-level healing for both your […]

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Best Resort I’ve Been To In Mexico!

This March, our family tried something different for our annual Mexico trip. Now before you start thinking eco-huts on stilts in the jungle, let me make a few things clear. Trial and error has showed us that what our family likes and wants in a vacation are: Beautiful, diggable, sandy beach Snorkeling or surfing, but […]

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The Power Of Vulnerability

Vulnerability – the ability to be vulnerable; open, raw, honest, authentic… this is a concept my life’s journey (and Healing Journey) has been leading me to explore for some time now. I even have one of my BFF’s writing a book on it for pete’s sake! But what does vulnerability have to do with healing […]

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Micro-Lending – Loan $25 For Free!

If the title of this blog post sounds confusing, just bear with me… Kiva is a micro-lending organization that I support. Micro-lending is a way that people in third world countries can borrow money (without getting scalped by crazy interest rates) for things like reeds to weave baskets, or a goat to start a goat […]

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Raising Healthy Children

I have to say, I’m absolutely gutted today. I am overwhelmed almost to the point of despair about how I am supposed to raise healthy children in a world where millions of people do not care about the ways we are polluting our soil, groundwater, food supply, electromagnetic environment, etc. etc. I really just have […]

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Help for Babies Who Can’t Sleep Through The Night

I’ve never met a parent (including myself) who wouldn’t love a “magic formula” to get our kids to sleep through the night – so we could too. The main technique most mothers around me tend to use is some version of the Ferber Method, also referred to as “controlled crying”. This is the same technique […]

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Rosemary Walls’ Paintings – The Glass Castle

A couple of months ago, I read Jeanette Walls’ amazing memoir of her childhood – The Glass Castle. Of course, the book provoked many thoughts and questions for me – as I’m sure it did for anyone who read it. And if you haven’t read it, I strongly recommend it – and don’t worry, it’s […]

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These Kids are So Funny!

Okay, if you don’t scream with laughter at some point during this video, I’ll have to check you for a pulse. Enjoy! soar higher, Jini

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Getting Kids To Listen

As parents, we are often faced with a child who doesn’t want to go to school, or soccer practice, or some other activity they are enrolled in. Usually, our knee-jerk reaction is to trumpet on at them about “comittment!”. Thinking we are doing a good job by teaching our children the value of comittment, of […]

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The Work-Kids Dilemma

I just finished reading through a bunch of Frank McKinney’s websites launching his 3 new books ( biz book, spiritual book, kids book). Then I watched his video compilation of all the tv shows he’s been on and his many successes in real estate. And I find myself wondering yet again: How do these people […]

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The Ideal Vacation With Young Kids

Having just spent 6 weeks in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico – 1 month in a rented villa and 2 weeks in an all-inclusive resort – I have to say that my ideal vacation would be a perfect combination of the two: Spacious, QUIET (soundproof) accomodation with laundry facilities – available in two or three bdrm […]

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Chlorine-Free Swimming Pools

Following on from my search for utopia post: If we stay year-round in White Rock, then my hubby would like to add an indoor pool to our house. An excellent idea since he and the kids swim every day when we’re near a pool or ocean. We also could combine my solarium idea with the […]

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Eight-Year-Old’s Advice On Discipline

After everything I’ve done to avoid repeating the legacy of physical abuse that runs in my family, my eight-year-old son has just informed me that he would greatly prefer it if I could hit him, please, rather than using penalties (loss of playdates, etc.) as punishment. “Why??” I ask. “Because I like getting hit,” he […]

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The Perfect Place To Live – Part 2

Following on from my last post about The Perfect Place To Live, here’s what else I’ve learned about myself during this exploration: 1. I’ve noticed that no matter where I am, when things get really difficult (kids, health, food – i.e. sourcing healthy food and cooking from scratch, exhaustion, etc.) my knee-jerk reaction is to […]

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The Perfect Place To Live

Vancouver I live in a place that is absolutely fantastic, except for one big problem: the weather. Here in Vancouver, Canada it is rainy, dark and depressing for about eight months of the year. For me, that is a long time without sun and no, I’m not one of those hardy Canadians who gets on […]

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The Flow of Money

The flow of money is a principle talked about by even the most dogged entrepreneurs. Many top business gurus (like Dan Kennedy and Robert Kiyosaki) advise their clients and readers to donate a percentage of their profits no matter what their financial situation is. Robert Kiyosaki – many of you will recognize him as the […]

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What Is Love?

FROM THE MOUTH OF BABES: ‘When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.’ Rebecca – age 8 ‘When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You […]

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What’s a Mom?

I was driving in the car the other day, with my five year old daughter, Zara. “You know what I want to do when I grow up? I want to work in a store,” she announced. “What kind of store?” I asked. “A video store. Because I love movies.” she replied. “Well…” I suggested, “Then […]

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Why Are Board Games Such Poor Quality?

Okay, time for a little rant here: How many of you still have your favorite board games from when you were a kid? We have Monopoly, Sorry and Stock Ticker – all now over 30 years old and our kids play them over at Nana and Grandada’s house. The pieces haven’t broken, the cards are […]

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Why Are Intimate Friendships So Difficult?

This post carries over from my previous post about the Mamma Mia Movie – so please read that post, along with the fabulous comments people posted below it, first. Thanks so much to everyone for posting comments with such honesty on the Mamma Mia Movie post ! I am really enjoying this dialogue and it […]

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“Mamma Mia” Movie Made Me Cry

I went to see the movie “Mamma Mia” a few days ago. I’d heard a lot about how it was so good, and how some people had seen it 10 times, etc. I knew that it was set to the music of ABBA and it was supposed to be really fun. I actually was feeling […]

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Football Helmets Too Heavy For Kids’ Necks

My eight year old son, Oscar, recently decided he just HAD to join an American Football team. So we contacted our local football league and I took him round the fieldhouse to give the deposit cheque and get him kitted out. When they gave me his helmet, I was gobsmacked by how heavy it was […]

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Should Parents Limit Video or Computer Games?

It’s a common stance that parents should limit the number of hours per day, or per week, that their children are allowed to stay sedentary and “zoned out” playing electronic games. However, after reading this very fascinating blog post written by a teenager himself, I must admit I’m reconsidering the whole issue (the response from […]

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