Beyond the Wintertime Blues


Wintertime blues burrow when people start to feel the aches of getting older or the pains of resisting the cold. I hear it annually at this time, from people who are truly concerned when sunny days are shortened, a desire to be out in the cold may be significantly less, and nature draws us more inward. A…

Know Your Kitchen


While discussing Fed Up, the well-lobbyed film on our sugar-laden food system and lack of education and awareness surrounding diet in the US, my boyfriend brought the whole big bag of organic sugar out onto the porch this morning for breakfast. He scoured while laughing. I addressed it as: I was considering taking it out…

Move in a New Way Each Day


I fought this morning for an extra bite of time to take a leisurely walk before a day’s work sitting at the computer. My morning routine has been a lifesaver, truly the best part of any aspect of the day over the years, it has morphed into a combination of oil pulling, morning pages, yoga…

The Life of a Fish (and truly becoming free)


Life seems surreal at the moment. Take some time to reflect on what is good and why you appreciate it. To begin, come inside to the place that knows that everything covering up your essential self is just fluff, unsettled difficulties irreverent to what is true. Sometimes I wonder why it takes sooo long to…

Ode to chocolate (the healing kind)


I have been away, one would say in Lalaland,(which doesn’t happen every day)or rather, unwinding from that feeling, which some days happens to be a long and winding road. I am back because something said I was becoming lazy, that this story is written through us and why not share what happens to be                            sometimes…

How to Heal from Sunburn.


 A yoga student called last week and said, “must go to the beach tomorrow. Can you go with me?” He has been saying so for months. I took care of what needed doing and we left 12 hours later for a weekend on the coast of the Florida Gulf. It was a lovely idea! The…

Feel-Good Potential


Feeling good is a choice we make each moment of every day. Moving towards optimum health is an agreement between the mind and body…….to decide to be healthy, to acknowledge your health, to realize your wellness and to accept an invitation to be well. Moving beyond a phase of poor health involves the mind as…

Puppy Love


I’m obsessed with my puppy. Maybe more than chocolate, I adore Poppy. I would not be surviving, in the 32nd year of being single for thirty years. The way she paws my head when I meditate, or ignores me while sniffing the ground gazing up only to say please leave me be. If we all…

Feminine Bliss Retreat


Do you ever feel like you’ve woken up from a bad dream? Been struggling and then started to carve a new path inside that is unique to you and not for or because of anyone else?? A detox may feel that way. Or a relationship gone stale could provoke a new way of being when…

Achieving Bliss when you just don’t Think You Are Worth It


There are times in a day when I would rather hang my head low becomes it is heavy. Remembering  to maintain bliss at all times is a superhuman behavior, because life is a process… of coming home and honoring what we need to find balance, rather than choosing to make it more difficult for ourselves….