Enter… a very mindful Summer Solstice

And what an extraordinary day to welcome in Summer Solstice 2022. It’s 80 degrees here in San Francisco - an unusually warm, and I predict, a very mindful, perhaps, even hot and wicked day. Of course both myself and husband are stuck at home with COVID. Sigh. At least they are mild…

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Spring’s Reminder: Mindfulness on the Path to Joy

Water Stars, the mindful photography image pictured here, was taken mid-morning at the Palace of Fine Arts here in San Francisco. I was on a fashion shoot and the twinkling water stars caught my attention. Dark and light, the tension of the opposites, reminders of holding both the joys, and…

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The Golden Thread of Mindful Friendships

It’s the love month. February. A month to mindfully honor treasured friendships. I grew up always wanting a best friend. Finally, in 8th grade, I met Connie. Physically we were strangely matched, me, towering tall at 5’9 and her, 5’2 or so. We palled around and did silly teenage stuff.…

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The Mindful Restlessness of January

Every January I want to run away. The holidays were tough. I lost my brother. And a dear woman friend. Both left us way too soon. As I write this, those words cut deep into my soul. My heart cries. My body aches. In this month that never seems to…

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The Hidden Gift of Loss

I realized that the message was, more so, to embrace the darkness in the situations that presented themselves. This “cloud” of darkness would have to become a partner in my life.

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Teaching Mindful Photography Paralleled My Own Path
Students at the Mindful Photography class. All identities remained anonymous.

Teaching Mindful Photography Paralleled My Own Path

When I was selected to teach a Mindful photography class at San Francisco General Hospital's Mental Rehabilitation Center I was both excited and intrigued. The students were at all different levels of rehabilitation. Some were right off the streets of being homeless and enduring all kinds of addictions. I held…

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How I honor the influence of Dad

We are the totality of female/masculine energy coming in all forms. I truly appreciate when my masculine steps in to alert me to a new awareness. And I truly do not appreciate when the energy is way too strong. Luckily my feminine will then step in and viola, there’s a balance.

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