Trust In What Makes You Happy

What makes you happy? What brings you unfathomable joy? For me, it is moments of quiet reflection and solitude, the ocean, walking amongst the Redwoods and soaking in their wisdom, the warm late day sun on my face and the soft breeze tousling my hair. Happiness to me lies in eating a meal that is…

A Prescription for Joie de Vivre

I have always loved the phrase "joie de vivre." Loved hearing it, loved saying it, and it is probably the closest I will ever get to speaking French. It's a phrase that was probably used more in the 1940's and 1950's than present day, but it's meaning is timeless: the keen or buoyant enjoyment of…

The Journey of Personal Evolution

Over recent years, as I have taken my nose off of the grindstone to witness the beauty of the world around me, the realization that 'there must be more to life' became my foothold. Working at a mainstream job 60, 70 or even 80 hours a week barely gave me the time to breathe, much…

Pooh Wisdom and Difficult Days

"Today was a Difficult Day," said Pooh.There was a pause."Do you want to talk about it?" asked Piglet."No," said Pooh after a bit. "No, I don't think I do.""That's okay," said Piglet, and he came and sat beside his friend.""What are you doing?" asked Pooh."Nothing, really," said Piglet. "Only, I know what Difficult Days are…

How Yoga Can Change Your Life

When people think of yoga, they often think it's for those "hippy dippy" types who walk around in caftans, chanting "Om" all of the time. Have you ever stopped to consider why these "hippy dippies" always seem so, well, happy and healthy? Before I got into yoga, I wondered what it was about the practice…

These times…

I don’t know what to say.  How can I? I am a white woman who grew up in the suburbs, received a college education and who now lives in a quiet residential neighborhood.  I have never been the target of hate just because of the color of my skin.  I have never had to tell…

Choose Joy

This year I have been really diving deep into discovering who I am, and what  my purpose, or dharma, is here on this Earth.   While I do not profess to have even come close to ascertaining the answers to those questions, one thing that I do know is that it is essential to find your…