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“When ‘I’ is replaced by ‘We’ even illness becomes wellness.” I never really understood that saying until Mum died. But now it makes all the sense in the world to me. I’ve always been someone who tries to live a healthy life. I’ve fasted and exercised to the point of pain. But every now and […]
My job is that of a meditation, mindfulness and wellness teacher/speaker. I am not a nutrition “expert” but know enough to spark change as I am poignantly mindful about not only what goes into my head but also into my body. While some of my students proclaim that I “eat bark,” I am truly about […]
Steve Maraboli said, “I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.” These are awesome words! LOTS of things are worth fighting for, working hard for, even making sacrifices for; relationships, dreams and hobbies to name a few. But […]

Needs Versus Wants

August 14th, 2013
In the Dave Matthews song, Jimi Thing, he’s feeling a little lost. In his search he says, What I want is what I’ve not got. And what I need is all around me. We suffer so much because we confuse needs and wants. We confuse needs and wants because we confusing being with having. We […]

Small is Beautiful

February 26th, 2013
Freddie Mercury, the larger than life lead singer for Queen, said The bigger the better; in everything. With all due respect to Freddie, and I have  LOT of respect for him, I’m not so sure about this one. When size is the prize, nothing is ever big enough. The bigger is better mindset is one […]


June 16th, 2012
Life can feel like a high wire balance act at times. Too much of one thing robs you of time to experience all that life has to offer. The pole keeping you steady is the belief that you deserve a full and abundant life. Include kindness, spontaneity, relaxation, laughter, gratitude, exercise and more in every […]

God in a Yoga Pose

June 14th, 2012
One of the Hebrew names for God is 4 letters put together. Yud, hey, vav and hey, or Y, H, V and H, make up the name “Yahweh”. Is it just me or do the four letters Y, H, V and H look like yoga moves? Take another look! It brings alive the idea of […]
Pioneering doctor Patch Adams used humor to help people to regain perspective. His story was made famous in the movie Patch Adams, where his character was played by Robin Williams. One of my favorite scenes is when Patch is in hospital himself and a fellow patient teaches Patch a lesson in perspective. The patient holds […]
Are you in the driver’s seat when it comes to your health? If not, take the wheel and start driving. You will thrive in exact proportion to the amount of personal responsibility you take for your wellness. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been focused on thriving in body and mind. Now I want to […]
Do you ever catch your own reflection and think to yourself, “Is THAT what I look like? Is that how other people see me?” Scary isn’t it? The thought that is, that we can be so critical of ourselves. You leave the house for the night thinking you are looking okay, but die a thousand […]
Live with “off the charts” optimism. Thrive in body, mind and spirit. Here’s to an awesome life for ALL, in ALL ways. May you stretch to claim your full potential as a whole person full of love, light and possibility. May your mind, body and spirit hum in unison like a barbershop trio, putting a […]
I know who I am and I claim the power of my mind. The ability to be conscious of the power of your mind, to “believe in” its power, to tap that power and choose how you will use it, are all part of the mind’s marvel. Is the mind more than the brain? Is […]
This article is about creating vision boards. For more information on visions, see here. A vision board (also called a Treasure Map or a Visual Explorer or Creativity Collage) is typically a poster board on which you paste or collage images that you’ve torn out from various magazines. It’s simple. The idea behind this is that […]
Life really does have an uncanny way of imitating art. It was Labor Day of 2010. I’d just finished penning the final revisions to my latest book “Fried: Why You Burn Out and How to Revive.”  My husband Gordon and I returned from an early-morning hike and spotted smoke in the gulch below the house. […]
We all have behaviors that we want to change – whether it’s the way we eat, how often we exercise, or a lingering smoking habit. Interestingly, new research shows that one strong predictor of whether or not we will be successful in getting rid of bad habits has to do with how engaged brain areas […]