Your Bright Shiny Life – Claim it.

It’s Sunday morning. Superbowl day. I have my laptop out by the pool, surrounded by birds of paradise.  I just finished teaching a yoga class. I have a phone interview scheduled in a bit for a friends podcast. Why, oh why, am I living this very charmed life at this moment? Because I chose it. […]

A Community for All of Us.

A week ago I took my third and final jump across country from one coast to the other. I wrote my last blog two weeks ago in some pretty darned chilly temperatures in New York, surrounded by boxes and packing tape. Today’s blog comes to you from our new digs in sunny Southern California. My […]

WATER YOUR GARDEN

Life can be heinously complicated, so complicated sometimes that the very breath can get knocked out of us. Sometimes it’s the simplest things; a mantra, a hug, a cup of tea, that helps us remember that we are allowed and maybe even required to lay some of our load down. None of us can manage […]

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 […]

Happy Birthday, Cheeky Yum!

  Good morning, Blogee’s!  I am very happy to say, CheekyYum.com is now a year old.  I usually only have that kind of commitment to my bad habits. The good stuff I tend to skip here and there.  Like Meditation.  Something that I can do for free that will re-wire my brain and make my life […]

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 […]

The Best Days of Our Lives

Good Morning, Sweet Friends. It’s December, and I’ve sprained my writing muscle.  My brain is crampy.  I’m listening to Stan Getz and looking at our Christmas Tree, and writing utter garbage. Even though nothing is flowing smoothly this morning, I wanted to share something with you that keeps occurring to me, and I think there […]

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 […]

Eel Stuff

  I came across a few written bits of story that happened when I was a teen.  I’ve italicized those bits I wrote at other times,  and then wrote around the pieces.  It’s the first time I’ve written and assembled the whole version. I’ve spent a good amount of time “on the road” in Canada […]