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The Autumnal equinox is the precursor to shorter days and fading light and the growing darkness that lies ahead. As the Northern Hemisphere slowly turns its face away from the sun, nature begins its retreat to the underworld for repose …

Finding healing in nature’s rhythms Read More »

Whenever I get a bit full of myself with an atypical smugness that suggests this lady has figured it all out, I remind myself of the septuagenarian guru who, after forty years of study, referred to himself as being in …

There is a winding path to clarity, not a superhighway Read More »

Over the years I’ve seen proof positive of the dynamic relationship between mind and body. Primarily, how positive thoughts can calm the nerves when under physical stress and even more dramatic, actually manifest healing where traditional medicine has failed. What …

Take a stance, literally Read More »

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” ― Carl Gustav Jung I am not being flip …

Quotes to recite while riding your bicycle Read More »

I often cite this true story about Mahatma Gandhi. Amid his daily workday which typically started early and ended late, Gandhi routinely took an hour off from his demanding schedule for rest and reflection. During hectic days when the pressure …

Paradox: when the day is all go, go, go – slow down! Read More »

There is something symbolic about the advent of Spring, the snow mounds melting after covering the garden beds, the early crocuses reminding us it’s time to refresh the soil and plant new seeds. I think we all withdraw a bit …

Spring cleaning – time for renewal and fresh resolutions Read More »

When I started practice years ago, referencing the body-mind-spirit connection was not a prominent part of popular medical conversation. Symptoms of illness were correlated to specific sources of pain and diagnosed accordingly. “Wellness” typically was defined as the absence of …

The amazing healing power of your bedroom mirror Read More »

I watched an interesting documentary recently, entitled “Heal.” It is an apt title, as the thesis of the film focuses on the impact our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have on our health and the ability of the body to heal …

Get ready to flee, there’s a crocodile around the corner Read More »

Just as pressure makes diamonds it is the stress of life’s difficulties that creates our ‘diamond self.’ My wise teacher, Yogi Bhajan, describes the analogy thusly: Without pressure, carbon can never become diamond. If you think you cannot stand the …

Creating your ‘diamond self’ Read More »

Perhaps I’ve told this anecdotal story before, but it’s worth repeating for all of us waiting to win the lottery rather than open a savings account. After a lecture or workshop, followers of the Siddha Yoga guru Baba Muktananda would …

Will 2019 be, truly and at long last, your happy new year! Read More »