11:11 New Moon in Scorpio

Let's start with the past week, shall we?  Almost every deep conversation I've had with clients, friends and hello - myself - has been centered around an emotional upheaval caused by "news" from the past. Letters have arrived from unexpected old loves, old behaviors have crept in on not-so-silent-tip-toe, perhaps old bills / debt has resurfaced, or a former physical injury has flared up. (The lucky of us have all of these things happening at … [Read more...]

Evolve Your Fight or Flight Response!

Last Friday night, I was experiencing day four of what turned out to be a five-day cluster migraine siege and every fiber of my body was tight, tired and clinched. When any sort of pain hits – physical, emotional, mental or spiritual – the natural response is to clinch up, feel a little short of breath and then start fighting like hell or flee as quickly as we can. And, it does not work. For three days I’d been fighting through the pain … [Read more...]

Who Nurtures You?

“Who nurtures you?” is a question I ask clients regularly.  And it is the question I pose to you now.  Really.  Who nurtures you?  Does your answer sound something like, “I do.  I buy organic, eat healthy food, avoid overly processed junk food, exercise, and ask my body what it wants.”  Yep, you, my clients and I all have a similar answer to that question. I bet you try to do all that self nurturing while you are busy making a difference to … [Read more...]

Mercury Retrograde Relief!

I don't remember ever having so many Mercury Retrograde conversations ... ever ... and that's saying something, y'all!  The other day, after about the ninety-ninth thing went sideways on me, instead of crawling under my bed and hiding like a good kitty, I sat myself down and began to breathe. The following meditation emerged from within and I felt so much peace, strength and grace afterwards, I knew I had to record it and share it with you. It … [Read more...]

Are You There Yet?

“Are we there yet?” is that oft asked question at this time of year, usually from the backseat of a car by a child under the age of twelve. I’m well over the age of twelve but can very easily find myself in the impatience of a twelve year old.  Rather than being tired of the backseat of a car, I’m impatient to see results and feel the achievement of goals set at the beginning of the year … like the launch of my new program, Your Body’s $uccess … [Read more...]

3 Easy Ways To Increase Your Resilience

“What is your current resilience factor?” I asked a client recently.   I could have made a batch of gluten-free cookies in the pause before her answer. “I don’t think I’m very resilient at all,” she said in a measured tone, trying to hide that she was weeping.  “Woo-hoo, pot of gold!” I thought.  Then, with oceans of love, I said to her, “We have hit a nerve here.  Let’s just be right here, right now.”  Just then, she felt vulnerable and … [Read more...]

How To Really Celebrate Being A Woman

Do you really celebrate being a woman?  By its very nature, celebration suggests an out-loud, public proclamation.  Case in point – March 8th is International Women’s Day.  Today, corporations with no, or one or two women on their Boards of Directors, and governments run by non-representative government (as in, not representing the make-up of the population) will donate money, make pledges and promise a few incremental changes. (Don’t worry I … [Read more...]

Get Your Balance On!

Despite summer’s last gasp of soaring temperatures, the Fall Equinox is this week: Saturday, September 22, 2012.  We enter the sun sign of Libra, which is all about restoring balance, harmony and fairness.  The trick?  To give those things to ourselves as much as we offer them to others. Then & Now As a kid I thought the transition from summer to fall was about moving from playtime to study-time (and that I could officially start making my … [Read more...]

Blue Moons & Self Love

Friday, August 31, 2012 is the full moon and a “Blue Moon” at that. There are two definitions floating around about the term Blue Moon.  The older of the two definitions refers to the third of four full moons in one season (there are typically three moon cycles per season).  The “newer” and some would say accidental definition refers to the second full moon in one month.  Either way – Blue Moons don’t happen regularly.  In fact, the next one … [Read more...]

What Makes A Treasure?

My grandmother died in January 2004, but last week, she was so alive in my mom’s house, I could hear her laugh.  She and my matriarchal ancestors flooded the space as my mom and I opened boxes of their memories and treasures. Scrapbooks filled with Rodeo newspaper clippings and homemade greeting cards, journal entries expressing the loneliness of being the only woman on a ranch, letters full of love and longing from far-flung family members, and … [Read more...]