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October 23, 2019

Hi there. Right now, just as you are, I invite you to try this 12 second exercise: Allow your eyes to close, settle into your chair a bit deeper and let yourself inhale deeply for a count of 4 and exhale slowly for a count of 8 allowing yourself to sigh on the exhale a...

June 26, 2019

Is there one tree, or one flower more perfect than another? You are beautiful just as you are. ~Jan

As we go through life, we acquire various physical, psychological, and spiritual dings, bangs and scars. At times, we might even feel “broken.” We might look at the world...

April 14, 2019

"This porridge is too hot!  This porridge is too cold.  But this porridge is just right."  Goldilocks tried them all to find the right one.  We hear so much advise about diet, about exercise about everything. It can be hard to know how to find what is just right for us...

April 11, 2019

I have struggled with the concept of "self-love."  I have not understood that it does not mean some narcissistic self-indulgence. No, it means attending to the health of all the basic aspects of our being.  Here is my cheat sheet on how you can cultivate love of self b...

March 3, 2019


I've been inspired to resend this reflective practice on re-framing a negative inner narrative, by a wonderful blog on the Law of Attraction by psychotherapist, Kathleen Hanagan.    Neuroscience confirms that our brains believe what we tell it.  This is probably...

What if menopause isn't just a sign of decline but actually the opportunity for us to bloom into the best time of life? My teacher, Kaiya Larson, sees elderly women as awesome. She absolutely adores them. Wow..let's live into that!  Together, let's shake up our notion...

June 3, 2018

Sleeping In The Forest

- Mary Oliver

I thought the earth remembered me, she
took me back so tenderly, arranging
her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds. I slept
as never before, a stone
on the riverbed, nothing
between me and the white fire of the stars

May 6, 2018

Are you sneezing and rubbing your itchy eyes? Is your nose running and your throat itchy?  The pollen is thick on everything and I've been treating a lot of allergies in acupuncture clinic this week.

In Western Medicine these seasonal allergies are considered an over re...

February 27, 2018

No, I’d never been to this country before.

No, I didn’t know where the roads

would lead me. No, I didn’t intend to

Turn back.

~Mary Oliver~

We tend to hold fairly uncomfortable feelings about death and dying in our American culture.  We seek to avoid it as much as possible...

February 19, 2018

“The 3 months of spring

Are called springing up and unfolding.

Heaven and Earth together produce life,

and the 10,000 beings are invigorated.

At night, one goes to bed, at dawn, one gets up.

One paces in the courtyard with great strides,

Hair loose, body at ease,

Exerting the...

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