A Moment on Yoga

I began “practicing” yoga over 10 years ago, but was wishy washy about the practice. I actually went to my first yoga class only for two reasons 1) it was free 2) it was to help a friend who was getting certified as a teacher. I remember walking out of the class feeling physically ok,…

It Could Be Anywhere

Every once in a while I like to close my eyes while walking at night. I like to see if I can sense the way the road changes it’s curve, or if I can feel myself approaching a tree or object. The dark is a comforting and liberating place, though liberation is not always comfortable. FREE is…

Being Preposterous is Not About Saying Yes to Everything

Unless that is what you want to do, of course.  In fact, being preposterous isn’t really about saying yes OR no to things.  Walt Whitman said, “Dismiss everything that insults your soul.”  Can you imagine actually doing that?  Simply waving off and shutting out whatever offends your spirit?  Think about something that insults your soul…

New Moon Cleansing Ceremony to Dispel Negative Energy

Last night was the New Moon in Sagittarius. The New Moon is always a good time to reflect on those things that are no longer serving us, and let them go. It is a time of re-birth and renewal, a chance to start anew. Recently, I found myself working and living in a new environment….

Etsy Score of the Day

I admit it – I have a love affair with Etsy and all the creative-preneurs who sell their wares on there. I received a gorgeous necklace for Christmas from my brother and sister-in-law made of Citrine and hammered silver. My sister-in-law had also ordered a necklace for herself, and I loved it so much I…

The Awesome Foundation – for people doing awesome things

I love to promote solid ideas and talented friends, and I’m proud to say I’m surrounded by a ton of awesomeness.  One of my very talented artist friends, Morehshin Allahyari, just won a grant from an organization I’ve never heard of before, called The Awesome Foundation.  Their premise is: We give no-strings-attached weekly grants to…

Who Are You Listening To?

I was flying back from Phoenix last Sunday after a belated Christmas holiday with family.  I had brought reading material, but I always like to dig into the provided magazines to see if there is anything good (I’m definitely one of those whose sure cause of death will be curiosity).  The magazine had an article…

Using Excuses in my Favor – Screen Printing like a Motherf*cker

I’ve been wanting to learn how to screen print for years now.  Of course I’ve had a million excuses not to, none valid, but prevailing nevertheless.  I’m in a book club with three exceptional women where we ACTUALLY READ BOOKS.  This is a novel concept for most of the book clubs I’ve been involved in,…

Shed Your Heart Armor

Anyone who is trying to fulfill their heart’s desires or life purpose or live authentically, cannot do so unless they shed their own heart wall, and choose to walk in courageous vulnerability.

Hello and Goodbye Excuses

I’m really good at making excuses.  Excuses make me feel safe, because they allow me to hide in their cuddly false reasoning. Much like I began my baby steps to confronting fear, I am going to confront my excuses.  Excuses aren’t real…they’re the mirage on the long road trip, beckoning me to certain death.  Ok,…

Why you should toss your New Year’s Resolutions

When planning for the New Year, often times we tend to let our mind run away with us.  We start concocting all kinds of plans on how great our 2014 is going to be.  We are going to eat better and lose weight – We are going to take time to slow down and have…