How Do I Love Me Let Me Count the Ways

Sounds a little narcissistic, right? That’s certainly not what Elizabeth Barrett Browning had in mind when she wrote her famous sonnet “How Do I Love Thee“. And the “Love Yourself” mantra seems saturated in the world of self-help. But please hear me out. How Do I Love Me Let Me Count the Ways As the […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Soul Food

No, I’m not talking about ham hocks and collard greens. I’m speaking more of experiences that are soul food and how we can access the memories of these experiences to help alleviate stress and keep us in a joyful state. I had one such experience today when I set off on a snowy adventure with […]