Be the Cherry Tree

“Because we are formed from nature and have a sympathetic resonance with her, only nature can heal us when we become ill. When we eat when we are hungry, rest when we are tired, and create when inspiration comes, we live in sync with nature’s tempos. Disease will not last in a body-mind that is […]

Learning What I Teach

Have you heard the saying “You teach what you need to learn”? What a truism that is! I’ve written so many articles about feelings and stress and breathing and meditating that I’ve lost count. Learning What I Teach Now I’m in the midst of chaos. I’m moving after being in the same apartment for many many […]

The “Not Enough” Syndrome

The “not enough” syndrome–you know what I’m talking about. “I’m not good enough, I don’t do enough, I’m not this enough, I’m not that enough.” Seems like even if we have pretty decent self-esteem we sabotage ourselves with these statements. I’m working on changing that for myself and taking a totally different approach. A positive […]

My Love Letter to New York City

For the past few months I had been writing my October Newsletter in my head. It was going to be my love letter to New York City as a farewell because October was my anticipated moving date to western North Carolina. I wrote about my change of mind, heart (and gut) here as you might recall, […]

The Month of Yes You May!

  Tra la! It’s May! The lusty month of May! That lovely month when everyone goes blissfully astray! I can’t help myself. Every year as May 1st approaches, I find myself humming (or outright singing) The Lusty Month of May, the Lerner and Loewe song famously sung by Julie Andrews in the Broadway musical Camelot. […]

Must See “Hungry For Change”

Oh, how I wish everyone was rushing to see the amazing new documentary Hungry For Change instead of The Hunger Games. I have been relentlessly telling everyone about this film by the creators of Food Matters. Whether you’re sick, overweight, depressed or just generally unhealthy, this film is for you. In fact, it’s for all […]

Celebrating My Libras

Yesterday my son, Brian, turned 30. Holy moley, where have the years gone? He was on my mind all day yesterday and I was sad to miss out on his big day. I looked up from my computer while typing and my eyes landed on this picture of Brian with a twinkle in his eyes […]

Vata Season is Approaching!

According to the science of Ayurveda, pitta season will soon give way to Vata season.  This usually happens in late September, as summer turns to fall, but the effects can be felt as soon as the days start to shorten, the temperature drops and the wind begins to blow. Here in the northeast, after just […]

Finding the Good in Everything

Yesterday I was faced with my newsletter deadline but writing a typical list of New Year’s resolutions just didn’t excite me. Instead, I plopped down on the couch to watch the 1960 version of Pollyanna which was based on the 1913 novel by Eleanor Porter. I was nine years old when I first saw Hayley […]

Change is Just a Six-Letter Word

 I recently spent a week at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY where, in addition to spending time in nature away from the city, I was enrolled in a workshop entitled “Coaching the Artist Within” with creativity coach Eric Maisel.  Becoming a health counselor and all that it entails had become just one more reason […]