De-Stressing (Sue Dusterhoft)


My greatest metamorphosis in dealing with stress came about some time ago when I was able to change my perspective from “this sucks so bad” to “this is really hard, but I am so grateful to have this opportunity to learn valuable lessons and to grow spiritually.”

When I’m in a very stressful situation I energetically do a lot of talking to the spirits and ask for their help and guidance. I like to step out of the situation and view it as an outsider looking in. This always helps me to gain perspective. Journaling is also a big help in this regard.

Acupuncture keeps my energy flowing and open. Inhalation of essential oils helps with the emotional aspects of things. Flower essences have such a powerful energy and they have helped me immensely.

I have recently purchased a book which is an encyclopedia of angels, spirits, and ascended masters and I hope to incorporate this into a daily ritual.

It’s also important to have something in my life that generates interest or inspiration.

For me, my patients are my inspiration. Also. what’s “jazzing” me right now is my new location at Eastwind Healing Center. I am so very grateful for such a wonderful healing space and am in the process of “making it my own.” I’m welcoming the room to energetically speak its truth: what it would like for furniture arrangement, color, decor and adornments. So I guess I’m not really making it my own but entering into a partnership with it. I am so happy to be in Iowa City and feel that I’m now home. And what a great place to call home!