There is Nothing Wrong with You

Twice a week I have the privilege to lead a mindfulness group for people in recovery. I’m surrounded by clients who have been hospitalized for attempted suicide, lived on the street, cut or starved themselves, been addicted to alcohol, methamphetamine, marijuana, or a variety of prescription drugs, including the epidemic Oxycontin. Most of them have experienced significant trauma, and all […]

By |April 15th, 2019|Tips for Ignition|0 Comments

Say “Yes” and Feel Everything

A fly alights on my face, right next to my left ear. Just then my meditation teacher says “Feel Everything.” So I resist the impulse to swat it away and patiently sense its little feet pattering across the curve of my cheek towards my nose. I wonder if for the fly the down hairs of my cheek seem like dense […]

By |October 31st, 2018|Tips for Ignition|0 Comments
  • Senior Couple Looking At Reflections In Mirror For Signs Of Ageing

Aging is Not for Sissies!

“Surrender is the art of flowing with the river of life, rather than swimming against it.” ~Unknown

Every time I start writing this piece, my stomach starts to tense up, and I’ve already tossed out three drafts. This topic is the most charged one I’ve addressed in a while, and it’s asking me to be super transparent. Okay, here goes…..

I turned […]

By |July 19th, 2018|Tips for Ignition|3 Comments

Surrender into Sensation: My Journey to Costa Rica

Have you ever been in a tropical rainforest? Up until two weeks ago, I hadn’t either. Little did I know how it would change me. Costa Rica took me on a wild ride into the realm of sensation.

From the window of my bus heading into Lake Arenal, the landscape looks a lot like Northern California after a heavy […]

By |April 2nd, 2018|Tips for Ignition|0 Comments

How to BE in a ‘Just do it’ World

Do you ever feel like you don’t fit in, or you just can’t keep up? Even when you do everything ‘right’ you don’t get the same results as your friends or colleagues, or even your clients! They surge ahead with seemingly boundless energy – serving customers, connecting on Facebook, writing blog posts, going out with friends, making dinner for their […]

By |July 8th, 2017|Tips for Ignition|0 Comments

How to Find Support in an Uncertain World

What does Support mean to you? Having a steady job or career, financial security, owning a home, being able to provide resources to take care of yourself and your family? Knowing that you can rely on your partner and community of friends to stand by you? Depending on a structure for your life that is consistent and reliable?

There are other […]

By |June 8th, 2017|Tips for Ignition|0 Comments

Want to Celebrate Love ALL Year Long?

How was Valentine’s Day for you? Did you feel pressure to do the ‘right’ thing…. take your partner out to dinner, bring them flowers, and….. initiate love-making? If you’re not in a relationship, did you try to ignore what day it is? Or, did you offend someone because you forgot to send them a valentine!?

Don’t get me wrong, I think […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Tips for Ignition|0 Comments

Dive into the Darkness

“Only to the degree that people are unsettled is there any hope for them.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Darkness is descending – not just the darkness of Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. For some of us, there is a deeper darkness that has been amplified by the presidential election.

I’m wondering…. how has the election affected you? […]

By |December 14th, 2016|Tips for Ignition|1 Comment

Two weeks post election… How and where do we go from here?

Our country – and the globe – are going through a huge paradigm shift. This election is a wake up call for all of us. Whether you voted for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, you are being called to embrace your humanity and innate goodness.

Like those who voted for Hillary, I’ve been grieving, and in deep conversation with friends about […]

By |November 22nd, 2016|Tips for Ignition|3 Comments

How to Follow Your Inner Compass

My last two blog posts talked about following your ‘Inner Compass’. Are you wondering….. “What is that anyway, and how can I access it for myself?”

Your Inner Compass (IC) is that part deep inside you that just knows. It operates in the moment, and directs you step by step by step. It’s like your internal GPS system. When you follow […]

By |November 8th, 2016|Tips for Ignition, Uncategorized|0 Comments