Healing With Inner Medicine

“No medicine, no matter how powerful, can replace your own. Life is simple. We’ve made it complex by adding massive amounts of material appendages to it, living in a state of over-stress, exaggerating our needs, believing that ‘more’ is better; but more options and more choices serve only to make an already packed life more […]

Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

There is perhaps no greater fear that we humans have than the loss of a loved one. Many of you know that my beloved partner, Ralph, passed away unexpectedly on May 5th after a brief illness. He was my kind, gentle giant and as different as we appeared on the outside, on a soul level […]

Follow Your Intuition Live Your Life!

“We wake up one day and find that we have lost our dreams in order to protect our days.” – Kent Nerburn It’s April and I could write about the luscious healthy spring greens that are starting to appear at the farmer’s market, but I’m bursting to tell you about my recent trip to Guatemala. […]

Autumn Transitions an Ayurvedic Approach to Seasonal Change

Ah yes, the change of seasons. While the cooler, crisper air feels refreshing, the shift from summer into fall leaves many with a vague, unsettled feeling. For years, I would feel “off” every time September rolled around. My best, and wisest, friend Mary always reassured me that it would pass and every year it would, […]

Keep Your Cool!

I’ll never forget a particularly frigid NYC winter day when I was walking with my friend “R” and marveling that she had on a short, thin jacket, no boots, hat or scarf while I was layered and bundled from head to toe. Well, I smugly chalked it up to her youth (early twenties) while mature, […]

A Sigh of Relief

I already knew weeks ago that I wanted to make this newsletter about breathing, yet I kept putting off the actual task of writing it and now I’m glad I did. Here’s why: Last week, I took an unexpected trip to the Kripalu yoga retreat center in the Berkshire Mountains and discovered it to be […]

Don’t Worry About the Weather

Summer has been slow settling in this year, and I have been wondering why I have not joined the ranks of people complaining about the weather. The only explanation I have for this is the change that I have experienced since beginning a meditation practice. I used to fixate on the weather, letting the rain […]