The best kind of punishment

That was it. The last straw. You know your kids have pushed your final button when you no longer get angry but instead, laughter arises. Not the hanging out with great friends kind of laughter. Not the Melissa McCarthy/Sandra Bullock nose-taping bar scene from The Heat kind of laughter. It's like an unleashing of deep-seated … Continue reading The best kind of punishment

Tantric Numerology

"The real gift of the Tantric Numerology system is its quickness, simplicity, and accuracy. First it establishes an understanding of one’s strengths and weaknesses and then it identifies how to improve the areas of weakness and utilize the strengths more effectively. Tantric Numerology is not an answer to all questions but a simple, elegant tool." … Continue reading Tantric Numerology

Wisdom of the Warrior: 40 days in humble warrior

A couple of years ago, my home was not as happy as I'd have liked. I desired more harmony in my family and set about to be its source. So, I dedicated 40 days to a daily act of service for each member of my family: my husband and my two children. To remind me … Continue reading Wisdom of the Warrior: 40 days in humble warrior

Too much

We are overly concerned with quantity. How much we own. How much we get to say. How many friends. How much we earn. How much we create. How much we contribute. How much we are recognized. Collecting teachings and practices, crystals and clothing, furnishings and Facebook friends.   But how is the quality? The quality … Continue reading Too much

Write Now

If you have a manuscript, an inspired idea or burning desire and a blank notebook, or a shoebox filled with past presentations, articles you've written, or recipes for your cookbook, and lack the time/information/opportunity or support to bring your information together and then into the world, I have just the class for you: Winter Writers' … Continue reading Write Now

Ant medicine

No matter what the beetle did, it couldn't get that tiny ant off of its face. The ant had attached itself to the beetle's head. I sat on the front step observing this strange creature that at first I thought was one awkward bug, then realized it was one beetle plus one ant. I watched … Continue reading Ant medicine

Childhood fears and Spider’s wisdom

My son sits next to me in the car. I am driving him to another day of summer camp: welding camp. My daughter is in the backseat. I turn up the radio. The two on-air personalities are asking listeners, What was the scariest movie from your childhood? "Friday the 13th," I say. My son laughs. … Continue reading Childhood fears and Spider’s wisdom

Keeping our collective cool

When we practice, when we meditate or chant or breathe, we do so most often for ourselves: our own comfort. But we forget our individual impact on the collective. One frantic person can ignite those around her. Likewise, one calm person can ease a community. As the heat of summer intensifies, I find myself sharing … Continue reading Keeping our collective cool

Who me?

Your bio tells the world about you. Whether you're making a statement as an artist or writer, or you're a health & wellness coach or practitioner attracting clients, your bio is often one of the first places others look for connection, expertise and trust. Yet... it is often the most troublesome and gut-wrenching piece of … Continue reading Who me?

A new addition to the family

It's time to welcome Anna to the family. She might be my first book, but she is definitely not my last. In fact, there are 4 Anna adventures already underway. And Anna has a mission... Read a book. Plant a tree! Celebrate this Earth Day with a good book. While Anna works to restore nature … Continue reading A new addition to the family