Turn Self-Quarantine into Self-Retreat & Connect with your Joy, Vitality, and Community

Just as I was about to start writing, I cut my finger. Dang! Another unexpected opportunity to do something differently. So I recorded my thoughts instead and found a new way to write my blog. In this extraordinary time, every moment offers us a choice: We can put our attention on what we cannot control, and experience fear, frustration, isolation, [...]

By |2020-05-11T14:49:44-07:00March 27th, 2020|Tips for Ignition|0 Comments

Falling into your Self

My friend wrote and published a book in only nine weeks, and I confess - I am jealous! Let me clarify, in my true self - what I call my essential nature - I’m delighted for her and super inspired by her process.  However, that niggling, insecure and self-critical aspect of me, better known as my ego, is fuming. It [...]

By |2020-05-11T14:49:44-07:00October 23rd, 2019|Tips for Ignition|0 Comments

Tooth Memorial

Today I lose another tooth. I can no longer keep track of how many have been extracted over the past thirty years - easily more than ten! The only ones left in my mouth that haven’t been replaced with an implant, or at least had their roots filled and crowned, are my bottom front five teeth. Even those, hanging in [...]

By |2020-05-11T14:49:44-07:00May 21st, 2019|Tips for Ignition|1 Comment

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 |2020-05-11T14:49:44-07:00April 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 |2020-05-11T14:49:44-07:00October 31st, 2018|Tips for Ignition|0 Comments

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….. [...]

By |2020-05-11T14:49:44-07:00July 19th, 2018|Tips for Ignition|3 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 |2020-05-11T14:49:44-07:00July 8th, 2017|Tips for Ignition|0 Comments