Is your body fully aligned? Is your energy fluid? Are you taking time to support your body and your energy flow, and really encourage your vital life force to support you in all your doing on a consistent basis, or are you waiting until you’re in crisis mode? Now is a good moment for a Wise Walk.

On the True Stride podcast, we take a Wise Walk to slow down and check our reality. True Stride is that feeling you get when you’re aligned in your heart with all that you do, and you feel energized and happy with each and every step that you take. I’m your host, Mary Tess Rooney, and I connect with Dr. Melissa Jordan to go on our Wise Walk for this guest episode.

Dr. Melissa Jordan is a practitioner for life force in different modalities. Dr. Melissa pulls much of her insight from an advanced Doctorate in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine with a focus on Integrative Oncology, specifically Breast Cancer, and the utilization of Acupuncture to enhance quality of life and tolerability to oncological treatment. Her background as a healer also includes her completing a dual enrollment in a Naturopathic Medical Program and the Masters of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (SIOM), and also a national board certification in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM ®). She works with maintenance in the body and energy systems, alongside being an avid gardener and passionate cook. On our Wise Walk, Dr. Melissa and I share our thoughts on these questions and more:

      • What is one thing to do to support life energy?
      • What are some of the things we notice when it’s time to check, and how can you support it in a way that makes sense? 
      • What simple modalities work for – clients? 
      • What feeds your mind, body, and spirit? 
      • What fills you with joy?

Place energy towards a new productive beginning. Take an opportunity to open yourself to becoming more aware of the energy balance you carry throughout life. Acknowledge all the feelings, and turn those feelings into something useful. If you want to start, discover a useful question to guide you towards the most effective awareness.

Take a Wise Walk to uncover a new sense of freedom. Within that freedom is the opportunity to voice our value and a path to connect with an inspiring community. From there, we can explore what it looks like to move forward in our journey.


In this episode:

[00:23] – Welcome to the show!

[02:24] – Dr. Melissa describes her intention of being a healer stretching back to her childhood.

[04:51] – Dr. Melissa explains what reiki and Qi relate to in life force.

[06:11] – Energy force is the body’s intelligence to communicate how we are operating.

[08:16] – Dr. Melissa encourages everyone to balance for optimal harmony as we move through life.

[09:59] – Are you holding onto any tightness in your body? 

[11:41] – Mary Tess and Dr. Melissa talk about the need for consistent energetic maintenance like a car needing regular maintenance.

[13:26] – Shift energy and life force after a pause. Dr. Melissa talks about the balance of rest and stillness in response to movement.

[15:10] – Take an opportunity to open yourself to receiving. Acknowledge all the feelings, and turn those feelings into something useful.

[25:35] – Dr. Melissa encourages everyone to listen to their body. Mary Tess reminds everyone about the importance of being intentional.

[27:03] – Thank you for listening!


Memorable Quotes:

  • “I hope we all have this place where you close your eyes and you get in that part of yourself that just knows, like that old, ancient, wise part.” – Dr. Melissa
  • “Feel whatever is in alignment, or out of alignment, with your body, with your energy, with your surroundings, because we’re not just affected internally by what’s happening with our system and our energy cycles, but we’re also highly influenced by what’s around us.” – Mary Tess 


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