I’ve come to notice a recent trend for my clients and in corporate wellness as a whole. Employers are increasingly disappointed in lackluster program outcomes. Employee education systems that promise expanded consciousness and happier staff fail to deliver meaningful change. The weekly yoga programs don’t reduce escalating anxiety around difficult client meetings. Meditation isn’t easing the overwhelm of a demanding workload. While free snacks and on-site massages are nice, they don’t reduce complaints about unrealistic supervisor expectations.Read More
There’s a new farm in town – actually a little east of town – that’s raising grass fed cows and fostering community as well. Since good, healthy sources of food and community building are close to my heart, I sat down for a chat with Acabonac Farms founder, Stephen Skrenta for a chat.Read More
During this time of gratitude and thankfulness, I recognize my teachers in this experience. There are many.
If I hadn’t known how holistic measures impact health, I would have left upon hearing that I was good to go.
If I hadn’t learned about fixed mindset, I would’ve judged the radiologist for assuming Ayurveda was about nitrates.
If I didn’t know that my adaptive style was the Fire Archetype, I wouldn’t have realized that the breath would be the key to my calm.
If I didn’t have my true teachers, my friends, colleagues, clients, kids, parents, siblings, exes and even strangers in my life – I would have no mirror in which to observe myself and know how to grow.Read More
Get ready for a powerful week: September 19th/20th marks the New Moon and September 22nd marks the Autumn Equinox.
New Moons represent beginnings and give extra manifesting energy to where we want to go next. The Equinox is when day and night are of equal length, a moment of perfect balance when the perpetual energy of change is suspended and opposites are in accord. At the Equinox, a major breakthrough of cosmic energy occurs. The archetypal world is stimulated initiating a new alignment between our conscious and unconscious selves. Seeds of transformation are downloaded and a critical gestation period begins.
“I want you to know that I’m starting my own religion.” My 15-year-old daughter triumphed. Something inside was weighing on her and this declaration released a measure of heaviness. “I’m calling it Happy-ism and you have to be happy to be accepted. That’s the only way you can get in.”
A religion based on happiness. Interesting. Would I qualify as happy enough for her religion? Other than the fact that I’m her mom and teenagers have this magic radar that detects Mom as POS (parent over shoulder) with cosmic accuracy, would my happiness factor make me eligible?
I looked at my daughter again and was grateful to her for serving as my guru in this moment. With a gentle exhale, I smiled and explored my daughter’s process for Happy-ism…
June is the month when we energetically move from the mental curiosity and communication of the sign Gemini into the emotional safe harbor of home represented by the sign Cancer.
On June 21st the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice occurs. The Solstice archetypally represents the triumph of light over dark. However, where there is the greatest light there is also the greatest shadow… unconscious complexes can arise as well as the potential for new consciousness and self-knowledge.Read More
I’ll go ahead and give it to you so you don’t have to skip to the end of the article to find out the truth about those slippers. The big secret is that you’re wearing them. Every single day you’ve got them on. Did you look down and check? Wonder how I know? I know because I’m wearing them too and because I have an uncanny ability to know you’ve all got them on as well.Read More
So many of my clients have recently been asking me what is going on energetically that is making especially sensitive people feel so drained. Many people have mentioned to me that they are feeling like the world is crashing down and ask if there is anything I could share astrologically that might help to make sense of what people are going through. My response is a resounding YES! Astrology is a phenomenal resource for solace, guidance, and support especially through challenging times.Read More
I come from a family of six kids and my mom was (and still is) deeply concerned about our physical, emotional and spiritual health. She’ll tell you the story about the time she picked me up off of an exam table at the young age of six months and abruptly left the office of a doctor who insisted I needed my tear ducts cleared with some torturous-looking, long, spindly metal objects.
The data and protocol-driven mindset of that doctor in that moment led him to believe that that procedure was the only conclusion and treatment for me. My mom’s gut said, “heck no!” Her instincts proved right, and in time, my tear ducts cleared up on their own.
Have you ever opted out of a specific medical treatment that a doctor strongly advised, simply because it just didn’t feel quite right? If it’s not always the data, the science or the hard evidence that sways our healthcare decisions, then what else do we rely upon? Is there something deeper that guides us? Is it our intuition that is playing a role?
“It looks like your daughter needs spinal surgery.” It was April 13th and my mind was unable to process these words from my daughter’s scoliosis doctor. The news was a complete departure from the message he shared six months prior, “She’s stopped growing, guys. You’re out of the woods.”
My first reaction was similar to the one I had when I heard my father had passed twenty-four years ago. “There must be something else we can do. This can’t be final.” I tend to jump into a let’s-fix-this mode when faced with a reality I don’t particularly like. Little did I know that my need to seek alternatives to this surgery for my daughter, would lead to healing some of my own wounds and to fortifying my ability to achieve balance.Read More