5 things I learned from the year of Earth Pig.

I have been waiting all year to say goodbye to the year of Earth Pig. At the start of each Chinese New Year, I listen in to the energy forecast of the coming year from one of my teachers, Master Chunyi Lin. I use his forecast to feng shui my home according to the incoming … Continue reading 5 things I learned from the year of Earth Pig.

Emotional Eating

While loading the dishwasher yesterday, I turned on the TV to see Valerie Bertinelli on the Today Show. I love Valerie. She was part of my childhood. Who here grew up with One Day at a Time? I paused to listen to what she had to say. She talked openly about her struggle with emotional … Continue reading Emotional Eating

Un-busy your Business

De-cluttering. I love it. It makes me infinitely happy to create space in my life. That space doesn't always remain, but it's still nice when it emerges. Over a year ago, I participated in a course by Joshua Becker: Becoming Minimalist. It's always fun to jump in on the energy of a group exercise. The … Continue reading Un-busy your Business

Washing away the old: December rain

It's the first full day of winter and I sit on my studio floor, cleaning out the old of last year to make room for the new. Chocolate-covered hazelnuts and damiana tea fuel my efforts. My clutter is most often piles of writing: pages of musings, poems, blog posts that never made it to the … Continue reading Washing away the old: December rain

The Secret to Success in Life

Years ago, I was sitting cross-legged on the floor in a seminar in Albuquerque, and I realized something. I love Ayurveda, but why do I love it? It has many nourishing practices and addresses the whole individual, but that isn’t why I love it. What I realized in Albuquerque was that I was in love with … Continue reading The Secret to Success in Life

The Sisterhood of Serendipity

A woman contacted me through LinkedIn. She is a fellow Know Tribe sister: a women-in-business group I joined earlier this year. She asked if we could meet for tea to see how we could support one another. I agreed. I assumed we would find out about each other's work and discover opportunities for collaboration. But … Continue reading The Sisterhood of Serendipity

Lessons from The Lorax

Yesterday, exhaustion finally found me. And I found myself at the local pub, dressed in yoga pants and my husband's oversized hoody (what I'd grabbed at 8am so I could bike my daughter to school before guiding a writing circle and then spending the afternoon packaging products), and ordering take-out fish and chips. Did I … Continue reading Lessons from The Lorax

Healing the Soul of the World

"What I do for one, I do for the other." In An Accidental Awakening, I share the affirmation that peaked my interest during our root chakra inquiries that year. This was a new concept to me at the time: that I was an extension of the earth and what I did for her, I also … Continue reading Healing the Soul of the World

The book of Life: Which did you choose?

This morning's Facebook post from Usborne Books caught my eye. It asked which children's book you'd choose if you had to be trapped in one for a month. A lover of children's books (and an author of them as well), this was a tough and exciting challenge for me. Great books, like Where The Wild … Continue reading The book of Life: Which did you choose?

You’ve got this!

My 15 year-old headed out the door yesterday, on his way to the AMA to write his learner's test. "Good luck!" I yelled after him. He turned around. "I don't need it, Mom," he replied. "I make my own luck." Years and years ago, I had a particularly difficult boss. It was one of those … Continue reading You’ve got this!