I decided not to put up a Christmas tree this year. Not because I was bitter or in protest, but because I just couldn’t face spending the 4 days it takes to get the decorations out of the crawlspace, go through them, make room for them, and then clean up and put them all away…

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I attended the Grand Gathering for Anusara Inspired Teachers in Squaw Valley, California last week with Anusara founder John Friend.  Taking master classes with John and workshops with senior teachers was a supportive, enriching and renewing experience, but what I really enjoyed most was the discussion of Tantra philosophy twice a day. An inter-religious spiritual…

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I have just spent a day and a half with 40 highly successful and sophisticated women at Spruce Mountain Ranch, my first Camp Experience event called Get Away and Get it!   I once again am reminded of the value of getting away and spending rich time with like minded people.  With great food, yoga, a…

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Summer is almost here and as you schedule in your standard barbecues, weddings, vacations and special projects, is there something else you could do?  Something totally new and different or maybe somewhat familiar, but you haven’t created the time and space for?  I’m referring to taking yourself on a  retreat.  Whether you get away on your own or…

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Happy Valentine’s Week to you!   We have been inundated with the Valentine’s Day romantic traditions of chocolates, roses, and diamonds since the day after Christmas.   And while I firmly believe acknowledging your beloved on any day is important, it’s even more important to remember the most important love of your life–you!  In case you didn’t know…

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I have just returned from a 3 day writing retreat and I am reminded of the supreme power of getting away.  To be perfectly honest, the reason I went at all was because of a change in a client plan and I happened to have 3 days totally free.    I thought, “Maybe I should stil…

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Last night I gave my new program, CHAOS to CALM: Your Prescription From an ER Nurse Turned Yogi at Women, Wine and Wellness, a monthly networking event.  A variety of women attended of all ages and businesses ranging from skin care to real estate to event planner.  But even as we all had differences, we all…

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There is a plum tree right outside my office window I check in with every day.  Two weeks ago I started to notice a fuzzy little something on the branches, barely even noticeable.  Then it snowed and it was gone.  A few days later, I noticed tiny buds starting to form.  And then it snowed again,…

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As I listened to the lyrics of Del Amitri’s song last night, “When your’e driving with the brakes on, when your’e swimming with your boots on, it’s hard to say you love someone, and it’s hard to say you don’t” I got to thinking….That is exactly what I have been doing. I have been driving…

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