December 1, 2015

What We Need to Know About Cancer to be Empowered

I’ve been watching a docu-series called, The Truth About Cancer, A Global Quest. If you have been keeping up with this 9 part series you know they are talking about some controversial cures for cancer. Ty Bollinger has teamed up with 96 professional doctors, naturopaths, oncologists, acupuncturists, nutritionist, and cancer conquerors to bring us the…

September 16, 2015

When Addictions and Psychological Attachments No Longer Serve Us

Every person, presently has or has had in the past an addiction or psychological attachment of some kind. If you don’t believe that, stop thinking for just 15 minutes. Make your mind a clean slate and completely stop the thoughts from forming. Can you do that with ease? Unless a person has practiced meditation for…

September 16, 2015

After the Loss- How the Heck Do I Move On?

Loss of any kind can be devastating but loss of someone or something close to your heart can be particularly earth shattering. Some of you may be contemplating making a major change in your life that would include letting go of someone or something that you have identified with for a long time. You might…

July 9, 2015

Belief in Healing

Beliefs are powerful! Beliefs are so powerful, that when a placebo experiment is performed on a new drug, test subjects who believe they are getting a new drug (but are actually given a placebo), can experience improvements in their condition. A placebo is a sugar pill that is given to test subjects as a control…

February 24, 2015

Taming the Savage Mind

My parents have a little deer chihuahua name Sarah. She gets out of control when people enter the house. She jumps up, barks, does flips, runs around, gets her toy and drops it. Sarah just loves people and gets excited when people come around. The untamed mind is just like Sarah. It does whatever it…

October 31, 2014

What is a Conscious CommUNITY?

I’ve been tossing around the term “Conscious Community” for a few years now.  Before I tell you what that means to me, you should know what “conscious lifestyle” is. Conscious Lifestyle is a way of living that takes into consideration the kind of impact one’s actions may have on themselves, others, and the earth. Someone that…

October 27, 2014

Playing with Sanity’s Edge

A dear friend of mine that has been diagnosed with manic depressive disorder keeps reminding me how relative sanity is.  A very kind, thoughtful, generous, and talented man when he is not manic transforms into a boisterous, argumentative, and suspicious man when he is. When he’s depressed, he says, “The world has lost it’s colors”….

October 6, 2014

Tribal Traditions with a New Twist

I went camping this past weekend with one of my tribes. I define a “tribe” as any group with a common thread.  Everyone has a tribe. Even if we don’t like it, we’re part of One. Our family is our tribe. Our working colleagues are our tribe. Our bowling league is our tribe. Our sorority is our…

October 6, 2014

Adventures in Beliefs About Parenting

“You have to take a written and driving exam to drive a car but anyone can be a parent!”  I once heard a friend’s mother complain to my friend and I after we found out someone we knew was pregnant at 17 years old.  Her biggest complaint was that she had “…no idea what she was doing…

October 3, 2014

The Infiltration of Energy Medicine

Unless you’ve been living in a box, you’ve heard Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Oz, Deepak Chopra, and many others in the public eye talk about energy medicine.  This is a broad term that refers to various techniques that use subtle energy fields to change a condition. Here are just a few techniques: Acupuncture/ Acupressure Color Puncture QiGong/…