“You know it’s hard to get to know yourself when your alter ego is known so well, and you think it might be him they come to see.” It was 2008. I was driving from Los Angeles to San [...]
At barely twenty-one years old, I was ignorant to the fallout imminent by my many thoughtless actions. I did not yet have enough life experience to know how the consequences of my impulsive [...]
When my mom told me about the crash, I received a phantom punch to the throat. I couldn’t speak. I couldn’t inhale. I couldn’t exhale. I grabbed my neck in a reflex of panic for not being able to [...]
Winter Solstice –– Embrace the longest night of the year. Use this time to make peace with your shadow.
Life is a dance of shadows and light. Both are essential to our evolution. In the absence of shadowy events, the light and blissful experiences would cease to be special. Without contrast, we [...]
The idea of holiday gifting causes many to come undone at the seams. Not enough money. No time to shop. No idea what to get the distant family member whose name was drawn from a hat. [...]
Our partners cannot read minds. We need to know what we value most in our relationships and then make it known.
Relationships, and the transitions into and out of them have dominated conversation lately. A number of friends are renewing vows of commitment after years of matrimony. They are celebrating the [...]
You can exhale now. What you have to give…it is enough. How to embrace the holidays and your life knowing you are doing the best you can.
How did this happen?! The holidays are here! No sooner was orange and black swept from market aisles, when in the mail landed Nordstrom’s The Season Starts Here catalog. Every year at this [...]
The Home Within––Beyond the confines of geographical location and the walls you live between discover your most cherished dwelling place
Beyond the confines of geographical location and our beds lies a place that is truly home. Home is the familiarity we have with our emotions, and the truth of who we are. Home is the pulse of our [...]
I am smitten with Fall. Walks at dusk, and the crunch of fallen leaves beneath my feet cozy me up to the idea of less hours of sunshine, and the potential for rain. I light the candles, sleep a [...]
My yoga journey began in Solana Beach, California during May of 2003. I had chosen to take up the practice as a mode of sports therapy––to increase flexibility, and unwind my muscles that had [...]
Today’s, “Live Without Fear” post is all about the great debate for many healthy hopefuls… “Will carbohydrates make me fat?” and, “How do I eat healthy will dining out?” I [...]
During a recent coaching session, a client and I were peeling back layers of her discontent to get to the core of her dissatisfaction with life. We had an hour together, and at about forty [...]
While outside, sipping a matcha latté, enjoying the calm of the morning, I am like a conduit of inspiration. As part of my A.M. ritual (another topic for another time), I like to just sit in [...]