"Trust and self-assurance, that lead to happiness...." Don Henley

                                                            View from my bed here in Yelapa.

 

Trust. One would think that this is a relatively easy emotion/way of being for me, looking at my way of being, where my life has taken me, and all of the spiritual practices…

(Doggies) are a girl's best friend....(NOT diamonds).

Me and Scoobs

A few new moons ago, I wrote down some intentions. I thought about what new experiences I wanted to call into my life. Kind of cliche, but I know we all do it; the ubiquitous New Year’s…

"And now I feel so different..." Sinead O'Connor 

                              Sitting writing this blog post, finding the essence of the Goddess, despite how I feel I look.

 

Courage over Comfort.

I’m not sure where this phrase came from last week, but I wrote it a couple of times in my…

"Surf City here we come" The Beach Boys

Floating around on waves in the ocean has been known to induce many insights and encourage life-changing epiphanies. This raw connection to the elements brings us into close relationship with the environment, and ourselves. Some may ponder life’s fleetingness and…

"Day is done, gone the sun..." Taps

“Day is done, gone the sun, from the lakes, from the hills, from the skies...God is nigh.” Most evenings at dusk I sit on my porch and sing this song, watching the sun sink into Lake Cocibolca’s horizon here on…

"Relax." Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

Yoga nidra sesh while waiting for the ferry in Swartz Bay

 

So many of you know that I’ve been touting the benefits of yoga nidra for several years. My friend Jaya Leigh introduced it to me ages ago and I’ve…

"You've got the eyes of a stranger." Toto

"Excuse me Sir.....I don't think you should go up there!"

“I’ve always relied on the kindness of strangers” was a memorable line that came out of Tennyson’s A Streetcar Named Desire, and it’s always resonated with me on so many…

"Teach Your Children Well" CSNY

I saw a woman wearing a tee shirt many years ago in a security line in an airport in Australia that read, “Oh no! I forgot to have children!” I had to stop and take her picture.  

I felt like…

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"Who Are You?" Pete Townsend

This is a question I've been asking myself a lot lately...with the prompts of conversations with friends, readings from Sri Ramana Maharshi, and Gangaji. As I embark upon a new chapter in life (moving back out west) and trying to…

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"If you are young at heart..." Carolyn Leigh

 Last week in Peru I had one of those moments where I thought, “Shit. I’m getting old.” I was getting ready to head out on a day trip to the hot springs and was putting my boots on at the…