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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February Magic through the Portals of Pain

Today it’s raining.  It’s like a protective shield to me – I huddle indoors as I write these words. I look out beyond palm trees in the distance. It's the love month. There are reminders everywhere.  My heart seems to come alive in a myriad of ways.  This year, however, it’s…

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