HOME SWEET HOMEY HOME HOME

Good morning. I’m in the midst of a heady time because I’m taking a gamble. I bought a cute little condo for my kids and I. It’s a gamble because of my health issues, which are at least as serious as a heart attack. I was reluctant at first, worried that my health might fail […]

MANNERS MATTER

Good Morning. I’ve shied away from my blog for the last few months. I don’t know why, I just felt as if I had nothing much to say. Although if you ask my friends and co-workers, it’s actually hard to shut me up. Recently a friend and fellow yoga teacher pointed out that I hadn’t […]

Bob Dylan, The Monkees, and The Beatles; A Love Story

I grew up in Woodstock in the 60’s and 70’s. In grade school, I broke my leg in a skiing accident. Because I had a tendency to go flying down the halls on my crutches at ungodly speeds, I was assigned a caretaker. She and I became fast friends. She was adorable, cute as a […]

SNAKE!

  This is a quick little retelling of a blog from some years ago that you might enjoy with your morning coffee. I was married, my kids were little. We lived in a big fancy  house on the edge of the Santa Monica Conservancy.  It wasn’t unusual to see bobcats, many coyote, an occasional lion, […]

BURNING AWAY THE CHAFE

I live and work in the Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks; two adjoining communities in Southern California. We’ve had a week from hell. A mass shooting in our small community in a bar we’ve all patronized – Borderline. The shooter mowed down 12 people, mostly 20 something year old young adults. A co-worker of mine who […]

THE WORD – BE HERE NOW, BABY

How do can we possible manage everything that is happening now? Our best possible coping mechanism we can give ourselves is to live right in this itty bitty and fleeting moment. The present moment will always be with you. Your present. In this moment, those of us who are sick are alive. Those of us […]

ONCE UPON A TIME NEEDS TO HAPPEN NOW

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” – From Cool Hand Luke  I may be naïve. I may be missing something. But here’s my issue. Human beings have always relied on stories to explain the mysteries of the world. Myth taught us what it meant to be a bad guy, and what it took […]

Tap Your Troubles Away

My hipster daughter, Gilda, and I often share tips on various energy processes because energy work is quite powerful. The trick is to find a technique that works for you, and that you’ll actually practice. Some of the more familiar types of energy work are Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Reiki, but there are many.  Best […]

Where’s my Invite?

  Today is blog day. Usually, I wake up on blog day with a theme or issue that pretty much demands to be written. Today is no different. Except this one today is embarrassing for me. I want to talk about my own worst character trait. I feel compelled to. I’d like to mature out […]

Quitting The Dead Princess Club

Years ago, I read Gilda Radnor’s book, It’s Always Something. Like many of us with advanced Cancer, she had tried to figure out what it was that had made her so sick. When she was on SNL, she had suffered eating disorders, chewed sugarless gum constantly, and drank endless cans of Tab. I did all of […]