I remember as a child how each year Mother’s Day triggered a major art project in school when the teacher would instruct us to push aside our writing assignments and assemble the Elmer’s glue, rubber cement, construction paper, markers and scissors.
There’s a tree outside my bedroom window that is coming into bloom. Now that it’s spring.
And it makes for a comfy hang out space for the local feathered friends.
One bird, in particular has taken up a perch and created a stage for stridently tweeting his melodies and serenading us throughout the night and
into my bedroom window.Read More
"Why is it so hard to slow down, simplify, and care for ourselves?
So often when we hear or read something about the benefits of natural, handcrafted soap we tune out and stop listening. It sounds like blah, blah, blah… natural. Blah, blah, blah, handcrafted. Yada, yada, yada….soap.
I get it. Really, I do.
But here’s a question.Read More
Daily rituals of whole body skin care are healthful rituals that start with clean, gentle, skin loving, mind balancing products. Our environment is full of stress and toxins that threaten our health and well being. Our skincare products don’t have to add to the daily assault. Not if you don’t want them to. In fact, gentle, moisturizing, naturally aromatic body care go a long way to reaffirm, provide relief and balance. Four simple steps, practiced regularly, are all that it takes.Read More
The Women’s March in LA was an adventure for me. I’ll be honest. I am a child of the sixties and seventies. Yet, this was my first protest and active show of solidarity with other people who are concerned, shaken, appalled and angry about the presidential election. I am too.
The March served as a tangible way to react, to move forward and reassemble my fractured self – confused over the question, “What the hell just happened?” and more importantly, “What now?”Read More
Have you ever been standing in the surf at the beach and decide to face into the coming wave but then, you realize the wave’s much bigger and stronger than you expected?
And, despite your best intentions to stand up to the force of the water, suddenly you are swept off your feet tumbling upside down until the wave recedes from the shore. It takes a while before you can stand up straight and get your bearings again....Read More
This past weekend I walked 39.3 miles over 2 days with more than 3,000 dedicated women (and a few good men) in Santa Barbara CA! We were participants of AVON 39 – The Walk to End Breast Cancer.Read More