May-June 2017

A dear friend, and our business coach, recently took us through an “eye-of-the-storm” meditation. It was the perfect remedy; exactly what I needed to be reminded that we have a choice to engage in the seeming chaos swirling around us or remain calm and centered at the eye of the storm. What was so impactful about the meditation was the embodiment … [Read more...]

March-April 2017

March-April 2017 Sometimes when I initiate Reiki Senseis, they will call or email me post-attunement and tell me they are feeling anxious. I usually tell them to describe the physical sensations without putting a label on it. When I talk them into a place where they are able to let go of the mind’s tendency to label, they become comfortable … [Read more...]

January-February 2017

Do you ever sit and ponder the nature of human behavior and just laugh? We are really curious creatures, aren’t we? It has been said that the natural tendency of living organisms is to seek pleasure and avoid pain. It sounds logical, but is it really true? Sure, there are the kinds of pleasures that are circumstantial, stuff we can buy, … [Read more...]

November-December 2016

I for one am looking forward to the shorter days and longer nights. I feel I could really use a good rest, how about you? Wouldn’t you love a long winter’s nap, a hibernation to digest all that has happened in the last year? The question for most of us remains, will we be able to follow our natural instincts for an extended period of rest and … [Read more...]

September-October 2016

September-October 2016: It has been like that lately. Lots of opportunities to see where I still need to expand my consciousness. And I mean LOTS. It can feel frustrating to feel like I need to surrender, yet again. But balance is not something you create one time and you’re done. As we approach another election, I can’t help but think how many … [Read more...]

July-August 2016

Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender in love, Because there follows immediate peace. – From the Bhagavad Gita As I write this issue’s note, it is a mere few days after the horrific massacre in Orlando Florida. Pundits spin and spew in an attempt to sway our … [Read more...]

May-June 2016

Did you ever have such a hard time speaking what was in your heart that it actually physically hurt? Since the publication of the last issue, I lost my father. It feels like I should have some really great insights to share about grief. But I realize that there is nothing I can say, no pearls of wisdom to impart, no aha moments to convey, no … [Read more...]

March-April 2016

The arrival of Spring is accompanied by a perennial, heightened sense of anticipation; a feeling that something good is on its way, we just need to be present, emptying ourselves of all that has come before that can act as a lingering film on the lenses of our perspective. Spring, with all of its newness, entices us into a practice of reverential … [Read more...]

January-February 2016

I’m watching snow fall as I write this. Ever since I was a child I found falling snow to be so peaceful. Of course I loved to play in it too, but there was this unexplained, yet very welcome serenity that would, and still does, envelop me. Ahh… to be as peaceful and still as that young girl who had not yet lost the inner knowing that she came here … [Read more...]

November-December 2015

Another season; another year drawing to a close; another opportunity to flow with the rhythms of nature. We may recognize that with the onset of shorter days and cooler temperatures that it is natural for us to spend more time in a state of introspection. The question is, will we follow that instinct? And if so, what form does our contemplation … [Read more...]