If you don’t listen to your body, it will demand to be heard

I’m a hypocrite. That’s right, I preach from the mountaintops the importance of self-care and that a hugely important part of it is making time to receive bodywork. Yet how often do I receive massages? Rarely my friend, very rarely.   It’s not because I don’t believe what I’m saying. It’s simply that I fallContinue reading “If you don’t listen to your body, it will demand to be heard”

Confessions of a do-aholic

Last week, right after finishing with my last client of the day, I quickly ate a snack then flew out the door to get to salsa class on time. I arrived only to learn that the level 1 was cancelled for that night, but the level 2 was happening in an hour as scheduled. Gasp!Continue reading “Confessions of a do-aholic”

Great Expectations: Why you don’t love your life and how to fix it

With my most recent group of meditation students, we got down and dirty about life and the thoughts that govern our perception of reality. Evidently, the main source of distress amongst this group of exceptional humans was unmet expectations and comparisons with other people’s lives.   Naturally, having unmet expectations will lead to unhappiness, fromContinue reading “Great Expectations: Why you don’t love your life and how to fix it”

Four steps to being in the moment with the good stuff

It’s easy to think that the challenge with remaining present lies in the life events we find unpleasant or undesirable. Yet too often, even when the desirable presents itself, we are quick to leap into the future and imagine what’s next. The problem with this is that our enjoyment of that good thing, whatever itContinue reading “Four steps to being in the moment with the good stuff”

The most important thing I do for my well-being

It is no secret that I am passionate about wellness. I firmly believe that if everyone were more focused on their own personal self-care, the world would be filled with joyful, energetic, and enthusiastically generous beings.   I have many self-care practices in my life, some daily, some weekly, some monthly, and some yearly, includingContinue reading “The most important thing I do for my well-being”

Two essential questions to ask before you say “I do”

Recently I caused a minor facebook frenzy with the following comment:   “It is my observation that marriage for my generation is irrelevant and represents the death of love. I have a few examples in my life that prove otherwise, which is beautiful and wonderful. What about you? What’s your experience?”   I will admit,Continue reading “Two essential questions to ask before you say “I do””

Feeling bogged down? Look up!

You know the feeling. When you’re down, stressed, overburdened, overworked, or consumed by a negative thought pattern the tendency is to look down. While you walk, your gazed is fixed on the sidewalk, mind mulling and obsessing. Or maybe you’re stuck at your desk, gaze fixed on documents or emails for hours on end. PerhapsContinue reading “Feeling bogged down? Look up!”

What to do when you feel panic setting in

There are those times when you have to buckle down and dive deep into a project that requires hours of focused attention and detailed work. There can be moments, especially if you are in unfamiliar territory, when you just want to pull your hair out and cry because you aren’t getting the results you’re lookingContinue reading “What to do when you feel panic setting in”

Feeling the Funk: How to stay up when it feels like you’re coming down

There’s something in the air, the cosmos, the stars, and the water. I, and many people in my life, are feeling a little down, a little stuck, in a bit of a funk.   When these patterns occur, I look for commonalities, and what’s happening for all of us is obvious, major transition. When IContinue reading “Feeling the Funk: How to stay up when it feels like you’re coming down”

You don’t need to “find” your path. You’re already on it.

In the past decade I have changed my career 4 times (5, if you count a return to a former career as a “change”). With each career move, I was on my path.   Now that August is over, I can officially say I’ve been living in LA for 10 years. 10 years! I movedContinue reading “You don’t need to “find” your path. You’re already on it.”