18
Jul
2018

Find Sanctuary in Your Body

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Befriend the Secrets of Your Cells We all know how important meditating is to our mindbody health. Scientists have demonstrated unequivocally that a regular daily practice of meditating reduces stress and improves our wellbeing, as does exercise and movement. Yet knowing that, what interferes or stops us from doing what we know is good for us? Is it a lack…

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06
Jun
2018

Body Prayers & the Qi Walk

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I first heard the term 'body prayer' when Shirley Dockstader offered one at my 13th moon celebration. Shirley is an amazing teacher.  find her, she's a champ. 13th moon celebration marks a sacred cycle of transition in a woman's life, 13 months after her last menstrual bleed.  Now physiologically in menopause.  Pausing from men as a primary focus.   A body…

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11
Mar
2018

Nurture Your Self, Your Cells

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We all need time to nurture and take care of ourselves. It could mean a warm bath surrounded by candles and soft music. It could be talking to a close friend Getting a hug Petting your dog. Making a pot of soup Sitting in prayer or contemplation. Or Nurturing could mean taking care of some one else, making them cookies.…

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18
Jan
2018

LET’S EAT 1

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The other evening while reading Fast Company I had a sort of AHA moment  meaning what did I like reading about or doing?  I love reading about food, cooking, learning about different cultures through their food.  I've been reading cook books since I was a kid.  Food is more than its nutritional value or health benefits or risks.  Though I have taught nutrition…

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26
Aug
2015

Transformation

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  • cabernet . chardonnay . fermentation . spirituality . transformative practices . Wine's Hidden Beauty .

Life Illuminated! In wine's life story, grape juice is transformed into spirited wine upon fermentation of the sugars to alcohol and bubbles.  Transformation only occurs here with outside help - the microscopic yeasts.  Well, there's other outside help, the sacred igniter. From my photographer's perspective, when looking at juice compared to wine, the material under the microscope begins to fill…

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10
Dec
2013

Letting Go Letting In

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I recently had an amazing experience of LETTING GO of Anger, Resentment, and Angst.  I wrote about it in my recent newsletter and wanted to expand it here. I’d been looking to move since September  yet hadn’t found the right place.  It was grueling and time consuming looking through Craigslist, driving miles to see places, and nothing I really liked.…

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29
Jun
2013

Tune your heart strings

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In Brian Green's elegant view of the universe, he attempts to explain "the String Theory" of everything.  He believes that the fabric of the universe exists in the form of vibrating strings; that the universe is made of vibrating strings of energy. (more…)

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01
Feb
2013

The Resonant Cell

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Being in alignment with body, mind and soul takes  more than mental adjustments.  It takes more than emptying the mind or moving the body.  It takes every cell in the body connecting, resonating,  with every other cell sending out energy and vibrations that embrace body and mind. Today I sat, once more, trying to meditate, to ask questions about how…

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24
Jun
2012

What Motivates Us to Change?

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I've been working with a physician who's writing a book on the new healthcare.  The costly broken system we have has to be changed, and so does our personal responsibility for our own health.  And we have significant research showing that many of the illnesses we get, usually later in life, are preventable by lifestyle choices.  So what will help…

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09
Jun
2012

What are You Saving it for?

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My friend Rabbi David White  (co-founder of WineSpirit) in teaching about wine and life has a wonderful question - What are you saving it for? IT could be a bottle of wine you brought back from Italy. A special piece of chocolate. A year old pie in the freezer. The first time I asked that question to myself, it was…

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