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I Decided to Dance Anyway

I Decided to Dance Anyway

I was four years old when I took my first dance class. It was an Indian classical dance form called Bharatnatyam. I took to it right away, absolutely loving every minute of it. A few years later I enrolled in Classical Russian ballet. Such different styles, but both... read more
Don’t Let Distress Become Your Destiny

Don’t Let Distress Become Your Destiny

18 years ago when I lived in Paris, I wrote the following poem called, “The Nightingale”.   The bubble burst and splashed itself all around and over me. The bird was flying across the blue sky and a hunter shot it down. The rose was blooming petal by petal and I... read more
Really, there’s nowhere to GO

Really, there’s nowhere to GO

When will you be happy? When you have a better job? When you have saved enough for retirement? When your children have flown the nest? Where will you find inner peace? Painting landscapes of the countryside? Traveling the world? Meditating in the Himalayan mountains?... read more
Mind No-Mind

Mind No-Mind

Eastern philosophers and teachers for thousands of years have taught the concept of “No-Mind”. In Zen Buddhism it is known as “Mushin”, a concept learned by martial artists, practiced by the Samurai warriors, to achieve a state of complete nothingness, even if just... read more
Is It Poise or Poison?

Is It Poise or Poison?

“Too cool for school.” Raise your hand if you remember using that phrase when you were a kid. You know the kids I’m talking about…the ones who always wore the best brand name clothes, drove the fanciest cars, and sat at the “cool kids... read more
How Do Your Habits Shape Your Life?

How Do Your Habits Shape Your Life?

Human beings are creatures of habit. We generally feel the most comfortable, safe, and secure when our lives are orderly and we are on a schedule. We spend millions of dollars on planners and calendars and reminder apps so we stay on track and don’t miss a beat.... read more
Meditation: It’s Not What You Think!

Meditation: It’s Not What You Think!

If I had a dollar for every time somebody asked me to teach them how to simply “turn their mind OFF”, let’s just say, I’d have hundreds of dollars. At the beginning of my career as a personal transformation and spiritual teacher, I would patiently and lovingly explain... read more
Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Summer, Oh My

Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Summer, Oh My

Being sexually abused as a child by my father put a crimp in Father’s Day for me. You won’t see heart emojis being posted on my Facebook feed or anywhere else praising my father for being the #1 dad in the world! Unfortunately, no. Never happened, nor will... read more
Failures Fertilize Future Successes

Failures Fertilize Future Successes

I remember being a young girl in school and worrying about my grades. I always wanted to give my best, so I would study hard in order to get high marks on my tests. Fast forward about 20ish years (give or take a few, but who’s counting), and while I am no longer in... read more
When it’s Time, it’s Time

When it’s Time, it’s Time

Ever felt frustrated, resigned and cynical? Why is everything falling apart? How is it that despite my best efforts and intentions I cannot be happy in my life? I keep going round and around in circles, spiraling, getting nowhere! Ever asked these kinds of questions... read more

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