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...]

Collaboration: The Key to a Sustainable Future

What does sustainability mean to you? I look at sustainability from a wholistic perspective that includes social systems, food systems, communities, education, healthcare, relationships, politics, family, clothing, building materials, water, music and art. It is a viewfinder; a way of not only seeing, but being in the world. My wife, daughter … [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...]

What’s in Your Organic Fertilizer?

There seems to be something seriously (and intentionally) deceptive, if not downright criminal about biosolids being labeled as natural and organic fertilizer. Don’t know what biosolids are? That’s because the sewage sludge industry (yes, there is a sewage sludge industry with its own lobby) has created the euphemism biosolids to replace the term … [Read more...]

The Creator

When the artist says, “I am the Creator! I created this work of art” and the work of art says, “I am a work of art, the Creator created me and I create my world”, who then, is the Creator? What happens in your world when you hear or read something that causes you to look at your life differently? Are we ever really the same after being presented … [Read more...]

Love in Action: An Empowered Matrix

We are in strange and challenging times. It seems that just when bonds were deepening and new threads of connection were being formed, fear and small-minded thinking now threaten to unravel our foundation as a nation. Yet born of such crisis, women are uniting, empowered and joyously strong! Perhaps it is for these times that Eckhart Tolle wisely … [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...]

Looking for Sustainable Gift Ideas for the Holidays?

During the holiday season, which is full of festivities of all kinds, let’s keep our relationship to the earth in mind. There are so many legitimate options nowadays to go green; everything from buying live Christmas trees we can later plant, to choosing biodegradable, compostable, or even edible dinnerware to serve our holiday party treats on. No … [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...]