I look back on my career of teaching and working with people in their darkest times, the skill I cherish most is my sense of humor. The process of looking at life objectively, rather than personally, requires light-heartedness. Why? Because all things pass, good or bad. What experiences leave in their wake follows us like a hangover. I would rather be smiling than carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders.

The painful gifts of learning can be tempered by objectivity and humor. Rather than everything being about “defending ME,” when we look at ourselves from the outside in…


Many years ago I had migraine headaches that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. These came with spells of nausea and vomiting, light sensitivity and nuclear head explosions. I sought homeopathic treatment.

The theory of homeopathic healing is that our symptoms linger because they are “stuck” and need encouragement to go to completion. The fact that the symptoms recur, according to that philosophy, is that they need a push. The push comes from introducing natural substances, highly diluted, that would cause the toxic symptoms in larger concentration.

Well, I don’t know what was given to me, but I had…


Since there were primitive human beings walking the face of the Earth, there have been groupings of similar types into tribes and clans. The evolution of humans into bipeds (walking on two legs) freed our hands but required grouping and smarts to compete for survival against the faster and stronger foes, like tigers and lions and bears (oh my).

In 2021 there are individuals that feel threatened by change. These individuals have banded together in tribal groups defining their own truths and values. …


Letting go of anything or anyone takes faith. Clinging comes from fear and we can look foolish trying to get nourishment from something that is done. The recent failure of the previous President to admit the election is over is a good example of failure to let go.

Because change is uncertain, letting go of what we know already is a challenge. If we don’t let go, we don’t grow. Stagnation as the world is changing around us is more dangerous than navigating the uncertainty of change.

Fall is a great time to learn from trees. They let go of…


Masks can mean so many different things. Criminals wear masks to hide their identities, the masks of comedy and tragedy represent the theater, the hijab in Islam masks women with modesty. Our recent masking has been seen as protection, a political statement as well as an expression of fashion sense.

I’m confused. I had covid and received my J & J vaccine. Am I supposed to wear a mask to protect others? If I don’t wear a mask, am I making a political statement? Can I trust people who are maskless as having gotten their vaccines? Does any of it…


If there was ever a Spring that was welcome it is this one. The earthly rhythms that green the bare ground and stark branches are a demonstration of hope fulfilled.

As we watch our fellow humans in “power,” polarize each other, the expressions of Life around us whisper, the truth still abides even if you are distracted. The rain still softens the earth, the blossoms create fruit, the cycle of life is expressed beyond the human voice.

I confess there are two themes that make me lurch for the remote; victims of cruelty (human or animal) and political discourse. …


Essential Spirit, LLC is a mind/body integrative practice/business. It is based on the concept of treating the mind and body as one entity, rather than separate domains. Deep relaxation combined with fundamental spiritual principles of positivity and self-awareness remove energetic blocks that prevent a fulfilling life path.

My background is in science. My undergraduate degree is in Biology with a Physical Science minor. I seemed to always be the go-to girl to offer something to my friends, so as time went on and the Positive Psychology movement took effect, my science background expanded to include the visible and the invisible…


I have a list of passwords that consists of upper case, lower case, characters, digits, schmigits and a minimum of eight figures. If I lose those papers my life is over.

I am suspicious of anything online because I am a fossil. I write actual checks and I am happy to put a stamp on an envelope and mail it. I am even happy to reconcile my checkbook by hand. No Venmo, Paypal, automatic payments. I work for what comes in and I want a multisensory experience so I know what is going out.

Someday someone will look back on…


Nothing in the world we experience with our five senses is permanent, yet we long for permanence. This is both what makes us chronically insecure and simultaneously reach for what IS permanent.

The delusion that everything and everyone isn’t changing is punctuated by unwelcomed surprises. We lose a job, a relationship, a loved one. The grieving process takes us through our losses, but we soon form new attachments to the status quo. Back in our delusional security, we wait for another surprise.

The only permanence that truly exists is in the Creative Source. Before things come into the 3D world…


Just when we thought that our masks were coming off and vaccines were killing the dreaded Covid19, here come the variants! Sneaky little buggers they are, altering their approach to our waiting cell membranes ever so slightly. As subtle as the changes are, they can be enough to fake out our immune systems and cause havoc. There will undoubtedly be another rash of vaccines to combat the variants of the adaptable, and frankly inspirational viruses.

Inspirational? If each of us cohabitants of the biosphere could tweak and rapidly alter our non-adaptive ways, peeling off into a more successful alternative as…

Rosanne Bostonian

Psychologist Rosanne Bostonian Transitions to Holistic Health Practice offering Reiki, Reflexology & PhytoLogica

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