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When I asked the late Donna Pessin, as well as some other health practitioners, about how whom we live, exchange body fluids with, where we live, where we work, what we do all day (work) effects us there were some notable reactions. All of which I could completely relate to. With Donna it was a sigh and some nervous laughter. As though I was a five year old asking her where babies come from. In fact, it was that I was hitting a topic of confrontation where no one really wants to tread. Let’s face it, we can only change ourselves, and that is not so easy. If a person is not single and unattached, it is a very difficult task, in some cases not possible, or sensible, to immediately uproot everyone, end a relationship, change work. I am not just talking inconvenience. In most situations behind all this are basic survival issues. Finances are often at the core. The role money plays in our decision making needs to be acknowledged. That is a whole other story onto itself and depends on how honest one is willing to be. Money, and the impact it has on our lives, is something that deeply touches us all.


For any healthcare practitioner, in this case Donna Pessin, this uncomfortable confrontation about sex, money and work is similar to the walking of a fine tightrope. One thing at a time, or you loose a client. You loose the chance to help them, and the income from that client. So, when people are dragging physically – mentally it is easy to perceive everything as a stress. The premise that we see life as we are (feel), and not as it is, speaks volumes of truth. When people are in love, and or are experiencing the initial euphoria of financial success, the world usually appears much rosier. Stress can feel lessened at these times. Our Immune Systems may feel less impinged upon. Life changes are easier when our immune systems are strong. This is not so when we have persistent annoying symptoms, just plain feel lousy, or have been diagnosed with an Autoimmune Illness, Cancer, or a something else.


So, if we are in a relationship with someone who is, or is not, on the same page with us concerning strengthening their Immune System, it is especially imperative to have a plan for ourselves. What to do, and how to move forward. That plan is as individual as each one of us is. I do not have THE answer. I was sadly amused when watching the video with Kerri Rivera, Dr. Andreas Kalcker and Dr. Ruggiero, no one asked them these pivotal question. Not one of them addressed these personal issues. Maybe amusing is not the right word. More like, I guess none of you are going there. However, in all fairness, that video is primarily about Austism at an Autism Conference (2014). The primary audience being addressed concern children, teens and young adults. With all that said, it is an applecart very few practitioners, I don’t know any, are willing to upset. David Wolfe obliquely addresses these issues in his first edition Longevity Now Book, CD’s, and DVD.


Change of relationship, living environment, work are very, very difficult areas of our lives to initiate change. Especially true when energy is needed to heal. Unless the situation is dire, it is hard to make a clear decision when we are not well. On the other hand, loosening – breaking ties and doing something unfamiliar can feel and be a huge unloading of toxic baggage. This feeling of standing up for oneself is sometimes scary, but can be highly emancipating. Finances are often THE deciding factor, at least for awhile concerning change. When people start feeling better, being around other people who are not on the same wavelength can become a their healing and personal growth. Also, you just don’t have much to share on an equal level anymore.

We all make decisions based on fear, loyalty, economics, family, and well being. That is the short list. Probably, the biggest “Aha” moment born from this process is to not judge others for their choices. That alone is one big stress off of our Immune Systems. As unusual an idea as this may sound to some, judging others is stressful. Some people say that there are only two emotions: Love and Fear. Everything else is a spin off of those two. Love is not stressful, but Fear is for sure. Judging others comes under the fear category. I wish I could say I do not judge others. What I can say is that I question my judgements and, when I am conscious, just let them go.  Okay, try to let them go. When life is happening at full speed it is easy to be more reactionary.


I salute, and downright adore the feeling of carefree abandon and freedom. The image of the wind blowing in our hair while riding down that open road in a convertible, or a Harley. That is what the phrase Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll represents in Western culture, and in the hearts and minds of many. So, let the healing begin. With the right intensions good things can happen down the line. The future does seem brighter when we are healthy. When our Immune System has not been delivered a blow that can not be self – treated away, either naturally or through over the counter meds. Still, improvement of health is possible, and it begins with believing that it is possible. Surrounding ourselves with people who also believe it is possible is more than helpful.

Happy Healing to everyone this Holiday Season!



Author: notyourrawmama

At the age of ten I distinctly remember questioning the premise that illness just happens to us. The idea that every action has a reaction became a clear reason to doubt that I could not personally impact my own health. In my very early twenties I was introduced to the Macrobiotic Philosophy of Life and assisted a Macrobiotic Counselor in NYC over a period of ten years or more. My life took many twists and turns and I evolved from a trained dancer and performer to a Shiatsu Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Colon Therapist and student of different Spiritually oriented Mind Body Therapies at the Esalen Institute and other healing centers. My associations are as follows: Member of the AOBTA for over 20 Years Member of the NCCAOM for approximately 12 years Member of the Yoga Teachers Alliance 500 hours for approximately 12 years Colon Therapist [ Wood's Institute ] Since 1998 Along with studying REIKI [ 2nd degree ] I was part of a School based on the work of Railey Macey, Dr. Robert Jaffe and Hands of Light. Railey Macey was my teacher. Thank you for your interest in my blog. notyourrawmoma "Wherever you are be the soul of that place". Rumi

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