BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS – A SURPRISE GIFT ON MY SPECIAL DAY!

I had such a spectacular 45th birthday – I felt like this deliriously happy little kid all over again. Yes, there were yummy vegan snacks, time spent with sweetie and some pretty awesome presents. But I was also given a surprise gift that only God could have arranged. I think of October 4, as my […]

WHEN THE TIME COMES, DO YOU DARE?

I’ve been doing some research lately about the “radical lawyer” and civil rights activist William Kunstler. He was a charismatic guy known for his controversial clients like Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, The Chicago 7 and Jack Rubey. I came across a great excerpt from his autobiography and also a clip of […]

IF EVERYONE LIKES YOU, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG

When I first saw this I totally cracked up! I just adored little cartoon Tim, his red balloons and his spunky attitude. Now, don’t get me wrong – of course, we all want to be loved. Love is our true nature. But what I’m talking about here is not wasting your time and energy wanting […]

EDDIE WOULD GO

I took up surfing last summer. I’d always wanted to try it when I lived in LA and was super excited to finally take a lesson. I’d been inspired years before when I heard the amazing story of Eddie Aikua. He is one of my heroes and the man behind the famous mantra – Eddie […]

UNIVERSAL SIGNS

It’s been said that prayer is when “we talk to God” and meditation is “when we listen”. I believe that God/Universe/Spirit is always communicating with us – but our minds are so crazy loud that we cannot hear the Divine whisper. Our eyes are so transfixed on our devices that we cannot see that miracles […]

SHOW YOUR LOVE

This is one of my six furry kids: Buckminster Biscuits. Also known as Bucky, Buck, Buckaroo, etc. After a recent funny email from a friend – I might just start calling him Bhukti Mukti (Enjoyment & Liberation)! As you can see from the picture – he certainly knows how to let go and enjoy himself. […]

NO ONE IS YOUER THAN YOU

This super funny picture of a silly made-up Dr. Seuss book cracks me up every time I see it! I wanted to share it with you because Dr. Seuss has been such a huge influence on me and my teaching! We all know his famous books – Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham […]

DON’T BITE ~ BUT HISS

CAN I GET AN AMEN?! Sri Ramakrishna tells a great story about a venomous snake to illustrate my point about forbearance, nonviolence and inner strength. One day, a poisonous snake that was terrorizing a small village was paid a visit by a holy man. The sage asked the snake to no longer attack or bite […]