Love Letters

I am very concerned about the dark times we are in.  The whole world is experiencing deep turmoil and angst, we all know that and are getting pounded with as much news and information as we could possibly bear.  Maybe more than some of us can bear. We are reverting to some kind of primitive […]

The Love Club – Kick Your Emotional Bully’s to the Curb

I have always been a People Pleaser. I don’t like to admit that, but I am. It’s a behavior trait that makes me very good at my various jobs in the wellness and fitness industry.  I am service minded, and I take care of my clients.  I want them happy when they are with me, […]

When Life Serves You Cottonballs

I don’t eat elephants.  But when I do…I eat them one bite at a time. I had a dream when I was a kid that there were huge balls of cotton rolling through our woods towards our house. I knew they were evil cotton balls, so I grabbed my little sister’s hand and ran to […]

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 […]

Armpit Love – A Bonus Post for my Cancer Brothers and Sisters, Survivors and Thrivers

Good Morning, my Friends! I wanted to re-tool this post I published some time ago.  I remade another batch of this homemade deodorant and just find it to be so fantastic I had to tell you about it again.  This recipe is important for a few reasons; Firstly, your lovely armpits are home to many […]

MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS; Tools for Successfully Navigating Pond Draining and other Challenging Events

Many of us have gotten knocked around in the past two weeks and have experienced deep fear, shock, and high anxiety about what is to come.  It is a time of Fear and Loathing in the words of Hunter S. Thompson. This is a time that many of us are waking up. But we must manage […]

The Panic Room

Good Morning, my Friends. I’m at work on a website, Intuitive Self Defense. I had that site up and running at one point, but it now means more to me than simply using intuition to protect ourselves in a dangerous situation. There’s also Emotional Self Defense. Radical Self Defense. The whole tamale – inside and […]

Trust Yourself or Lose Yourself

The term Gaslighting came from a 1944 movie with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer. They are married, and he wants her jewels. He sets their gaslights to flicker, she notices the wobble of the lights. In order to convince her that she is going crazy, he keeps telling her they are fine. The term Gaslight […]

I Affirm (Well), Therefore I Am (Well)

Good morning, good morning. I had to take a brief break from my beloved Cheeky Yum. I experienced several layers of lifeshaking, bonequaking events all at the same time, and although they are still in process I am able to breathe a little deeper now. I have some coping tools that I swear by, but […]

Liza’s Red Shoes …Sort of.

When I was in my late teens, I had the very good fortune of being invited by my boyfriend to work at the local summerstock theater; The Woodstock Playhouse. I found myself in an exciting, challenging place with famous and talented actors and dancers. My co-workers and I became fast friends. We worked ridiculous hours, […]