I finished some gentle yoga on the floor of the cabin, being careful to not irritate my already painful hips. When I sat up, the words came through loud and clear, like a church bell on Sunday morning, “You need to leave the retreat.” I began to sob. “NO, NO, NO!” I yelled back at

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It’s now been 6 months since my body became highly sensitive to technology. I want to share with you what I’ve learned so you don’t end up with the same thing or can heal from it if it happens to you too. After 6 months, here’s what I’d answer – yes, technology is toxic to

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Six months ago, while spending a few days at a cabin in Big Sur, California, I had complete clarity that this was the cabin I’d spend a month meditating and in silence in the spring of 2016. I’d been knowing it was time for this length of retreat for awhile, but I wasn’t sure where

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Winter Solstice is a fantastic time to stop and reflect on your life – what you want to let go of and what you want to create. The Winter Solstice, in ancient traditions, marks the shortest day of the year. Beacuse we turn from dark to light, the day can be a powerful day of

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I’ve learned over the years transitions have a certain path to them, an emotional path. You could be in a transition of career, relationship, health, empty nest, money, or several others. Life is full of them. To wish life didn’t have transitions would be like wishing the wind didn’t blow. You can still wish, but it

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Five weeks ago something totally unexpected happened… I had been doing my usual 4-6 hours a week on the computer, with one particular week closer to 10 hours, when suddenly my body said “no more.” Meaning, any time on the computer or phone (technology), I now get physically ill – nausea, increased heart rate, head

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I used to love rock climbing. I would spend weeks on the road hitting places like Joshua Tree, CA, Red Rocks, NV and Smith Rocks, OR. What I loved most was face climbing, where you hold onto little nubbins and pockets in the face of the rock. Crack climbing scared me. To hone my skills,

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I’ve just finished 2 back to back courses at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur to stretch myself and grow in new ways. To say I’ve been putting myself “out there” for the last week is a bit of an understatement. Let’s just say I had a mixture of butterflies and “Oh crap, I’ve got

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I had the “pleasing disease” for awhile. I wanted everyone to like me, not say no to others, over work, not get enough sleep, suppress my anger and resentment that I was feeling because I had overextended myself, and go on each day just like that. Until I got sick for 2 years. Then things

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I know what you’re thinking, “I hate having anxiety!” – maybe I’m wrong in saying this, but my guess is, I’m not. It’s not a pleasant feeling: maybe you have a knot in your stomach, tightness in your chest or shoulders, nausea, insomnia, or fatigue. I know for me, I didn’t like it when I

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