When the circumstances of life seem out of control - and more specifically, beyond our control - it is human nature to attempt a pendulum swing back to a more measured place. Those who study Buddhist dharma might fall back on the basic tenant that suffering is largely caused by a desire to attain pleasure… Continue reading MAKING SPACE
It is Dec. 21, 2020: winter solstice, the symbolic death and rebirth of the sun. As we transition to shorter days and longer nights, this time holds powerful energy for regeneration, renewal and self-reflection. So I suppose I shouldn’t be shocked that a sign of today’s troubled times finally walked its way to my doorstep… Continue reading Winter Solstice 2020: An opportunity to move beyond division, toward unity.
"I want to hear some revolution out there brothersI want to hear a little revolutionBrothers and sisters, the time has come for each and every one of you to decide whether you are going to be the problem or whether you are going to be the solutionYou must choose brothers, you must chooseIt takes five… Continue reading Pick your path in the new paradigm
From Rarasaur: “Pack your cells with joy until it is what they know best, and what they trust most.” This is shared with permission from the author.“how to heal”: A Poem — Discover Your body is not small. The total surface area of the human lung could be spread to the height of a brachiosaurus. If… Continue reading “how to heal”: A Poem — Discover
One of my favorite books, favorite insofar as its story is one that stayed with me long after I had turned the last page, is Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It is a sweeping saga of love and loss, colored by the age in which it unfolds. Environments shape how… Continue reading Love and Identity in the time of Covid
As published in the Topanga New Times newspaper To put it mildly, there is a lot going on in the world today. You may find yourself speaking your truth and using your voice now more than ever, standing up for what you believe in and rallying for justice. Believe it or not, your nonverbal self… Continue reading Stand tall.
The past few months have not been without their fair share of emotional triggers. As if the generalized stress of living on this planet wasn't enough, we now face a global pandemic & its economic fallout, racially incited violence, and a presidential election sure to be fraught with difficulty to say the least. It is… Continue reading Lessening anxiety amidst Covid & chaos.
Things I have accomplished under stay at home orders: Finally read “The Little Prince” Organized my write-your-own cookbook Planted a spring victory garden Joined Instagram I was feeling good until that last one. A problem has just presented itself: How do I set and maintain clear boundaries around media intrusion into my life? As I… Continue reading Bodywork’s fix for social media burn out
The silver lining of Covid-19's dark cloud is this: We are being gifted ample time for self- reflection. In and around caretaking my small children, maintaining the home, meal planning, and a self care yoga regimen, I have found plenty of time to check in with ME. Strange that it should take the threat of… Continue reading Self-Reflection During Quarantine
We are living through a global pandemic, an unprecedented event in our lifetime that will define this time and place for years to come. I want to share with you some self-care strategies so that you personally will not be defined and marked by COVID-19 for as long. There is so much fear around us,… Continue reading Self-Care Under Quarantine