Let Us Not Forget the Healing Power of Touch

With the recent #metoo and #timesup movements, I’ve been thinking a lot about touch. The focus lately, of course, has been on the wrong kind of touch. The kind that makes us feel shame and fear and anger. Used, violated, helpless, traumatized. Powerless. The uninvited kind. The kind that crossed a line. The kind that […]

Here Are My All Natural Remedies for Depression and Anxiety

Many many years ago my doctor said to me “You really should be on medication. You have too many highs and lows.” I stubbornly refused, telling her that the waxing and waning of my moods in many ways reflected my rhythm of making art. Some of my best work was created during the lows, some of […]

Pink Is Everything! The Healing Power of Color

Detail of “Pink Is Everything!“ One afternoon last January while meditating, I heard/saw the words “Pink is Everything!” Exclamation point and all. Whatever did it mean? At first, I took it literally, as we humans often do. Pink? I was never a pink kind of girl. Or woman. Never particularly liked the color. But wait […]

Hoping April Showers and May Flowers are Here to Stay

Depending on where you live in the world there are certain months that have always been just plain WET. I grew up in Michigan and live in NYC where both climates are pretty similar. We always like to say “April showers bring May flowers” as we endure soggy rainy days (hopefully not too cold) with […]

More on Kapha Season

“Solid as a rock, cool as a glimmering stream in the white moonlight; such is the essence of Kapha. Kapha is the archetypal Mother Earth.” –Maya Tiwari If you live anywhere in the world where it’s late winter, then this information will apply to you. And if you’re one of my friends around the globe […]

Dealing With Life’s Traumas

Inevitably in our lives we find ourselves dealing with trauma. It might be ours or a friend or loved one’s. I have learned that no one is immune, and no one’s trauma is any more or less important than someone else’s. This is a very crucial lesson we need to learn. Because the danger lies […]

The Heart Chakra 2

This is a re-post of an article I wrote last year, but the message is still the same: Nurturing and loving ourselves will keep our heart chakra open, the energy flowing and enables us to share that love with others. The first time I started paying attention to my heart chakra was about a year ago […]

The Heart Chakra

The first time I started paying attention to my heart chakra was about a year ago when an energy healer told me that I had a hole in mine. Huh??? A hole in my heart chakra? What does that even mean? My response was to dive headlong into a year of studying energy medicine and […]

Energy For the New Year

The New Year is upon us and people everywhere are thinking about their resolutions. Whether it’s losing 5 pounds or giving something up, making too many specific goals sets us up for disappointment. This is especially true when your goals involve going without something you love or forcing yourself to do something you hate. A […]