Yearly Archives: 2014


Diet-Exercise
In the past two years I have refined many of my eating habits even though I considered what I previously ate as “healthy”. And it was healthy, for the most part, though when I really paid attention to these choices is when I began noticing how much better I felt, […]

Taking Charge of Health



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We made the journey, completed the year. Did the best we could with what we had to work with. For some it was a brilliant year, for others, difficult. Prepare for a new start, new beginnings. Let go of the pain, the joy, the good, the bad and the ugly. […]

Our Voice is The Paintbrush



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Stand in your own energy, stick out, no matter what is going on around you. Stand in peace, in observation without reaction but acting with that which is abiding within you. Being courage.

Being Courage



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There is always a gift – something special that happens for us this time of year, in our situations, in silent moments, or in solitude. The gift may come in any form. It may be a brand new car or it might be a new job, it could even be […]

#TheGift



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I fell in love with Maya Angelou, probably in 1981. I can’t recall exactly how I came across her, but somehow I did. The first time I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings aired on national television, in my home, I was not only hooked but I felt a shift, […]

Grand Spiritus – Dr. Maya Angelou


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Welcome to the holiday madness! The time of year when dinner party’s run amuck and company outings are fueled with seasonal offerings that can be full of chemicals, processed junk, or foods that just don’t agree with us. Yet we consume them anyway. It’s OK to cheat here and there […]

Eating Gone Mad


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Plant new seeds, create a vision board, and start to write out plans and goals for what you want (what you love) in your life one year from now. This is an intense time of year, perfect to dig deep, place our hands in the dirt and start to build. […]

A Promise Of Opening








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Today I went to “SPA DAY” at Better Life Whole Foods, a health food store in Springfield, Massachusetts, in fact, the oldest health food store in the Springfield area. Thinking I arrived late, well later I guess than the time I had in my head, I fell perfectly into the […]

Better Life Whole Foods Spa Day


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Make whatever you are doing into an experience that refuels, regenerates and lifts you up! Practice yoga Pray Meditate Be mindful eating Light a candle Get a massage Volunteer Visit someone Call a friend Make a cup of tea Repot a plant Read poetry Clean out a closet Play ambient […]

30 Ways To Self Care



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The Hukurei turnip Commonly known as the salad turnip, this Japanese turnip is very versatile. I cooked mine as a side dish for Thanksgiving but it is REALLY good in a salad or as a snack or to use on your crudités platter. It is sort of like eating a […]

Hukurei Turnip – Let Me Count The Ways


Life is Fluid – Release it! Let’s get in the flow…we all need a good purge…so let’s release today… Letting go of old beliefs and patterns however they show up in your day… Releasing avoidance Releasing reaction Releasing outcome Peace my friends 🙂

Life Is Fluid





It’s Monday, just before Thanksgiving here in America. I am grateful for us! Grateful for you and me and the words and interactions we share together. I am thankful for the peace in our hearts. I am grateful for the rain that is gracefully falling down outside my window today. […]

Heart UP!


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We are worthy just the way we are. We are enough – good enough, strong enough, smart enough, beautiful enough, rich enough, and spiritual enough. The holiday madness is in full swing. No matter where we are in the world, media finds us. It exclaims that we need to buy, […]

Just As You Are




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One staple food I always have on hand in the fridge is cooked brown rice. I make a big pot on Sunday and it lasts me most the week for lunches or dinners. Today, I had my steamed brown rice and tofu bowl for lunch. I steam the tofu ahead […]

Brown Rice Tofu Bowl (BRTB)


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Lately, I’d been struggling with the stress building from the approaching holidays. Contemplating the peace and calm energy that had been so comfortable over the past nine months or so and wondering what happened to it. Then last night, while speaking to a friend of mine who shared a similar […]

Forward Into Joy





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What I have learned, or have been learning is, that as we explore and grow, we are not always quite sure why something is happening to us or why someone has entered our life. We just can’t see the entire picture of our personal or collective life story at this […]

Expanding Trust On Your Unexpected Path




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I know steaming is better and I do steam them, but these my friends are my most amazing ever roasted Brussels sprouts. Besides being loaded with nutritional value, this dish is vegetable candy! How I made them? Very easy – I bought them on the stalk at the farmer’s markets. […]

Steam Or Roast Brussels Sprouts