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...]

Trick or Treat?

It’s noisy out there in the world and it is noisy inside my head and heart these days.  How about you? October 31st is a sacred day to honor the dead whom we’ve loved, and honor the close of the growing season in the northern hemisphere.  And dress up as our alter ego! It is easy to feel a little like a just harvested field at this time of year – dangling roots of prior achievements mix with the not quite taken roots of incomplete projects.  … [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...]

Truth AND Dare

It seems almost every conversation I have these days, starts with, “What the heck is (fill in the blank here with your own head scratcher of a question),” and winds up in giggles and belly laughs.  I’ve received half a dozen links to articles or videos talking about the health benefits of laughing, and read articles about the same in as many health journals and magazines in the past month alone! This is very good news.  Especially in this era … [Read more...]

Simple Steps to Transform Emotions

This Month's Full Moon’s Eclipse in Scorpio (Thursday, April 25, 12:57 p.m. pacific) has the potential to unlock, release and transform unacknowledged emotions, particularly about your body.  Phew!  I feel lighter already!  Sun in Taurus and the nature of spring pull us to look outside for the tangible answers in life.  Sun in Taurus urges clarity.  Sun in Taurus calls BS on BS.  Sun in Taurus also craves beauty and can open our sensual … [Read more...]

What Your Body Knows

Sunday afternoon, the migraine overtook me slowly, as if it had been watching and waiting for a vulnerable moment.  I kept at my organizing and financial tasks, ignoring the growing discomfort in the hopes that the slow start of the headache meant it would not be a bad one. Monday morning, my inner wisdom said, “Be gentle with yourself today.”  I not only acknowledged the brilliance of that wisdom, I followed it.  But the migraine continued to … [Read more...]

Banish The Relationship Devil!

Are you worried about your children, parents, partner or pets? Does 3:00 a.m. find you ruminating about an exchange with a co-worker or client?  Are you scared you are somehow screwing up your spiritual relationship by not meditating enough, or just right?  I think we all engage in these crazy-making, sleep-depriving worries.  Why?  We don’t want to be the ones that “mess up” a relationship. When I decided to heal my body rather than undergo … [Read more...]

Full Moon Breakthrough!

The full moon of July is called the Buck Moon.  Why?  Bucks get their new velvety antlers in July!  It’s a rite of passage moon, really - things bursting forth and taking new shape.  This particular full moon in Capricorn on July 3 is demanding us to “grow and transform already” due to Pluto squaring and sparring with Uranus.  So don’t be surprised if you find yourself a wee bit impatient and irritable when it feels like you are circling around … [Read more...]