Category Archives: Health & Well Being

Dreaming Time

A couple of weeks of a rich and wonderful personal retreat into radical self-care at the end of 2013 made for a gentle and satisfying transition into 2014. Simply Being with my Self and Slowing Way Down can be a … Continue reading

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2014 Cosmic Initiation: Saying “Yes”

SonOfJordan / Foter.com / CC BY-NC With clear skies many nights of this end-of-year personal retreat, I make time to go out and look at the cosmos in the middle of the night and ponder my place. A powerful dance … Continue reading

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A Full Moon In Each Eye

Werner Kunz / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA “Admit something. Everyone you see, you say to them “Love me.” Of course you do not do this out loud: Otherwise, Someone would call the cops. Still, though, think about this, This great … Continue reading

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Maps to Ecstasy

“In many shamanic societies, it you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask you one of four questions: Mara ~earth light~ / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA When did you stop … Continue reading

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Historic Pine Ridge Retreat

Since 2009-10 when I worked on and received my professional Retreat Coach certification, I’ve been a member of the powerful Retreat Coach Network.  In addition to sharing many tips, resources and guidance, each month our Founder and Mentor Coach Helene … Continue reading

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Dance Me Up

holy dance days sweat out sadness bliss throbs pink heart holy day awake again movement saves meditation heals keep moving up light beckons pink light bliss groovin’ to higher ground hell stinks rotten like old blood like fixed patterns stagnant … Continue reading

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Expressions of Gratitude

Ahimsa Gratitude – ceramic art by Lotus Happiness is not what makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy. ~Brother David Steindl-Rast KindSpring’s 21-Day Gratitude Challenge was an awesome opportunity to take a closer look at gratitude practice … Continue reading

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Day Five: An End and A New Beginning

Day Five marks the end of this shared exploration of Thich Nhat Hahn‘s poem with Coach Helene Van Manen. It’s also a bright and lovely first day of autumn in the San Francisco Bay Area, following a much-needed cleansing rain … Continue reading

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A Life Without Struggle? Day Four

Thich Nhat Hahn’s fourth line of his poem says, There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle.  I haven’t posted for the past two days because I intentionally chose NOT to strive to get it done. And because … Continue reading

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What Do You Love? Day Three

The third day of continuing a dialogue with Coach Helene Van Manen, using our respective blogs and a poem by Thich Nhat Hahn. We are breaking the poem into one line upon which to contemplate each day, and today I’m … Continue reading

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