Lean Against a Tree and Let Nature Heal You

I have my pink writing crown on (for real – I found it in a shop in Upstate NY last year) and still the words are struggling to show themselves. I’ve been absent from my blog for too long, and with each passing day I seem frozen in a strange waiting mode. I’ve noticed that […]

Staying Calm in a Sea of Chaos

I don’t know how or when it happened. Having lived a life mostly in a state of high anxiety, I now find myself staying calm in a sea of chaos. Actually, I do know how and when it happened. When I began meditating several years ago. Everything changed. I used to be terrified of flying, […]

Healing Under the Willow Trees

“If you want to meet the most powerful healing plants in the world, just open your door and step outside.” – Eliot Cowan This morning I woke up filled with melancholy and it felt so uncomfortable. Why was it there? Was it because it’s Labor Day, a holiday, and I’m home alone? But I like spending […]

Riding the Waves of Grief

At a recent energy medicine workshop, my teacher said something to a fellow student that caught my attention. Grief has its own schedule. We can’t fit it into a weekend. Boy, can I relate to that. It has been 10 months today since my partner, Ralph, passed away, and I feel as though I have […]

February The Love Month

February, the love month has always seemed like an odd month to me, nestled in between hibernation-friendly January and blustery March. I’m speaking, of course, as someone who lives in the Northeast. It’s officially still winter here, even though we’ve had only one snowfall and it’s going to be 60 degrees tomorrow! This month always […]

Believing in Life After Death

I remember when I was little, I would look up at the clouds wondering if that was where heaven is. I don’t even know where this came from because in spite of 12 years spent in Catholic schools, I never learned anything about the possibility of an afterlife. Death is such a taboo subject and […]

When Your Body Speaks, Listen

From the time I was a child, one of my gifts (or curses) was that my body talked to me. Not literally, of course, but in subtle sensations that brought my focus to where it needed to be. I have always been hyper-attuned to it, and while I would often pay attention and give it […]

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 […]