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March is Women’s History Month

Let’s explore how we as women can be strong our whole lives long! Sharing tips about how to be strong in our passion and purpose is extremely relevant for these times!! The most power comes when we are standing in our calm and making clear and enlightened choices. My daughter and I were watching the Grammy’s when

Valentine’s Day

In honor of Valentine’s Day and since we can all use a breather about now, let’s experience an aspect of deep love. Let’s step back for a moment and just luxuriate in self appreciation, in Self Love. As Whitney Houston (and before her, Aretha Franklin) so beautifully sang, “I found the greatest love of all

2017 and Eating Green

You are a spiritual being having a physical experience. Right here and right now. Along with tending to your spiritual wellbeing, it is crucial to also tend to your physical wellbeing. One activity that you can absolutely control is what you eat. Yes, you are what you eat! It really feels good to be conscious

Happy Holidays/Savor The Season

Happy Winter Solstice and New Year As we approach the shortest day and the longest night, Please remember that in the midst of the darkness the light glows brightly. Mother Nature’s rhythm allows us to connect deeply with our own inner illumination. When we add light and dark, a new rebirth occurs that can truly express

Scorpio Song

Beauty is victorious as sincerity blooms this fall. The asters are magnificent. Purity arising out of a perfect consecration to Truth scents the air. The clarity of the sky light (A golden light glowing gently, firmly with incredible strength And brilliance and yet, as soft as a sleeping baby’s breath) Is humbling now as from

Passion & Purpose

Do you love your work? I certainly love mine! I mean by work anything you do: be it earning a living, volunteer, raising a family, whatever. Of course, what we usually mean by work is a profession and so I shall be focusing on this aspect for a while. The title of a recent article

Gliding Easily Into September

Even though we officially celebrate the new year in January, September always seems like the beginning of the new season. Its arrival heralds the transition from carefree summer to the harbinger of autumn, a time of responsibilities, deadlines and for some, school. The best way to make this change easily is to add a new

Phoenix Rising

City streets send up pulses with rhythms of life. Iridescent vibrations of heat, Wave hands like clouds and sink into the root. Sun glows into Yellow moon floating like a ripe peach in the evening sky. A velvet whisper caresses my limbs. Glowing so deeply, I move through lush waves of air On the scents

Global yet Local July

July was filled with experiences of a global reach while locally on the east coast of America.  The heat and humidity remind me of Auroville, that melting pot of the global future in South India, where everything just melts away except for sincere aspiration. Starting off though on June 30th, I gratefully shared a workshop

Joyous June and Onward

June has so many happy days for us to focus on! Let us allow our joy to dissipate the fear and violence that occur. For me the month begins with  Maddye’s  birthday, June 1. Here is a picture of her celebrating the day. May it be the beginning of a wonderful new cycle for her

Miracles of May and Onward

Here in the northeast of America it has been varied weather: with rain, cooler temps and then a sunny spring day with the flowers and trees blooming.  It certainly has kept us on our toes which indeed is one of the lessons of global climate change: to always be in the moment by being aware

CNN’s Hero of the Year and Other Blossoms

April was blooming with goodness – some planned and some surprises! It began and ended with 2 powerful workshops given at BIG gatherings. The 1st one was in Short Hills about “Integral Passion, Integrity and Purpose”. The 2nd was in South Orange about “Keep Calm and Chakra On”. I am so very grateful that both were

Adventures with My Daughter in Auroville

It was far far away –to a corner in south India brewing with the future – that my daughter, Maddye,  and I had a girls’ night out for a few weeks across the world. Maddye was excused from high school since she was on an educational trip to Auroville, the international township recognized by UNESCO

February is the auspicious month of love

February is the auspicious month of love: both red & golden. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day on the 14th as we send love to all those who touch our lives. From human love to Divine love, we are surrounded by Love.  For this February is also special since it is a Leap Year and has

2016 is An Auspicious Year

The photo above was taken while touring the United Nation’s art collection with Mrs. Ban and visiting her spouse in his private office.  I was humbled to be included and am standing next to her. The Secretary General was in between his two trips to Paris to push the climate accord forward.  The  COP21 is

Light + Dark= A Rebirth

Happy Winter Solstice and New Year   As we approach the shortest day and the longest night, Please remember that in the midst of the darkness the light glows brightly. Mother Nature’s rhythm allows us to connect deeply with our own inner illumination. When we add light and dark, a new rebirth occurs that can truly

HCUND and Nakashima Studio

The day that Mrs. Ban, spouse of the Secretary General of the United Nations, and other ambassadorial spouses and delegates from various missions visited the Nakashima Studio, was delightful. The beginning of November in the Northeast was mild and sunny, truly an Indian Summer. Everyone enjoyed being outside and walking around the grounds to see

The 1st day of autumn

The 1st day of autumn has arrived. It is filled with the warmth of the sun and yet, there is a slight hint of the new season for the day is shorter. The fruits of summer are now on the vine, about to be picked and savored. What does autumn mean to you: a quickening

Moving on the Edge of Time

    Moving on the edge of time: Dancing in my spirit, Grace is invoked. Deep, deep as in the intensity Of a primal landscape, I feel all creatures in my flesh While the glow of my soul – Laser white in aspiration – Hews the path through the dense environs.   For the consecration

Nakashima: National Historic Landmark Plaque Dedication/110th Birth Year

Celebrating the 110th birth year of George Nakashima and the dedication of the National Historic Landmark plaque deserved cake and champagne. And that is exactly what everyone got who joined us for this festive day! Over 100 people gathered in the Arts Building on June 14th to participate in the Nakashima Foundation for Peace fundraiser. Those who

May is here with its flowers, earth’s offerings.

Peony=Beauty in Art It is a beauty which displays itself and allows itself to be contemplated. May is here with its flowers, earth’s offerings. The purity of nature’s aspiration for light and beauty manifests in the plant and flora. As humans we are fortunate to be able to appreciate this and, if sensitive to it,

Earth Day/Mother’s Day

Spring has finally arrived here in the US northeast. Everyone is happy to see the early flowering and buds! These were taken on the 22nd, the 45th Earth Day. Even these beautiful cherry blossoms seem to be smiling. Begun by a small group of concerned people, Earth Day has grown into an international event with

March/spring/snow/now

It’s March. It’s spring. It’s snow. It’s now. What a month – it snowed for hours on the 1st day of spring here in the northeast USA! Clearly we are in a time of paradox and transition. As we experience Climate Change, Mother Nature is forcing us to stay focused and mindful while we go

Katie Meyler & A Heartfelt Valentine

Katie Meyler, TIME’s 2014 Person of the Year and Ebola Fighter, is the founder/CEO of More Than Me. She gave a moving presentation about her work in Liberia at the UN’s Women’s International Forum this February. Katie expressed how she followed her heart’s calling and we all gave a standing ovation to this very courageous

Mrs. Ban, Mira Nakashima and Miriam

Mrs. Ban Soon-taek and the Nakashima Foundation

A step on the path of beauty occurred for me on January 8th.  For on that day, a long cherished idea of introducing Mrs. Ban, the spouse of the Secretary General of the United Nations, to colleagues of mine from the Nakashima Foundation for Peace happened. And it happened in a place of great beauty,

2015 = Green & Beauty

This New Year greeting is filled with images to inspire You as you walk in beauty in 2015. Regardless of where you were born and which lineage you are descended from, beauty speaks to you.  It clearly manifests in the world of physical form. As Sri Aurobindo says, “Beauty is the special divine manifestation in

You Are A Child Of Light

Happy Holidays It is the special time of the year when as the sunlight lessens, we go within to the find the inner light.  The winter solstice is nature’s clear message. In the midst of the darkness, the light returns.  The western wisdom traditions celebrate this symbolism. They allow us to experience  illumination with miracles

November is the month of giving thanks

November is the month of giving thanks. It is also my birthday month and so it is a very special time for me. I believe that birthdays are the beginning of a new cycle for each of us. On that special day we are more receptive to our inner nature and can grow in mind

World Monuments Fund Watch Day

Greetings to all. I would like to put into perspective today for Mira chose this very good day months ago to hold the World Monuments Fund Watch Day.  Just yesterday was the UN’s 69th birthday and I had the privilege of being in the General Assembly for its birthday as Lang Lang and Sting played. 

United Nations 69th Birthday

Deeply honored by the invitation from Mrs. Ban to attend the United Nation’s 69th Birthday Celebration, I rearranged my schedule and was there! What a happy evening for a happy birthday. It was presented by the United Nations in collaboration with the Lang Lang International Music Foundation.  The speakers included H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, H.E.

Health and Wellness Co-Op Millburn/Short Hills, NJ

This event is hosted by the Health & Wellness Co-Op based in Millburn/Short Hills, NJ. of which I am a member. The Mission of The Health & Wellness Co-Op: Our primary goal is to address patients’ health and wellness concerns. We strive for the highest level of excellence in coordinating care across all disciplines. We

The Monastery of Christ in the Desert Church Abiquiu, New Mexico

Although Georgia O’Keeffe lived in Abiquiu, the artist who truly mesmerized me there is George Nakashima! He told me that he had often visited O’Keeffe while working on an integrated design project which included both architecture and furnishings. This is the Monastery of Christ in the Desert which he worked on in 1972. The communal

Santa Fe, New Mexico

When the All USA Meeting in Taos ended, my daughter and I went to Santa Fe. The city was a gentle reentry into the general culture, integrating many aspects of New Mexico. It’s the capital of the state so there are several large governmental buildings along with the grounding presence of the Native American everywhere,

All USA Meeting: Taos, New Mexico

Taos is in the southwest of America. It is wonderful and wild and so very open. Outside of the the small town, there truly are large open spaces and blue sky that goes on forever. The green of the sage brush in the high desert is a wonderful color. Against the beige of the sand

Summer Solstice June 21

Allow the dross to burn away So your radiant light Shines on this longest day. May the yearnings of your spirit, now known, Meet the strong rays of the sun To show the path on your way home. For with the kiss of self illumination embracing, All bursts into golden blessing and When filled with

Powerful You! Womens Networking Event June 11

On Wednesday, June 11 from 12-2pm in Short Hills, New Jersey, I gave a experiental talk, “Success = Spirit, Sense & Sensibility”. Along with a great networking experience and healthy lunch, it was a great success. The following is the email which was sent out.  It resulted in a large audience of interested – and

Women’s International Forum

The mission of the Women’s International Forum is to provide a forum for briefings and discussions on international affairs, in order to promote understanding and mutual appreciation among members of the diplomatic community, the United Nations Secretariat and the United Nations community at large.  WIF’s mission is to also  network, promote knowledge and raise awareness

United Nations International Bazaar

Mrs. Ban Soon-Taek, spouse of the United Nations Secretary General, invited her “dear friends” to participate in the 1st “United Nations International Bazaar”. Although this was sent out in February, she made a good choice of May 20th for it was a beautiful spring Tuesday. The event was held in the Rose Garden outside the

Nakashima Foundation Honors the Very Reverend James Morton

Nakashima Foundation for Peace Honors The Very Reverend James Morton with the Inaugural Nakashima Foundation Award for Peace The Nakashima Foundation for Peace honored The Very Reverend James Parks Morton, Dean Emeritus of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (NYC), Founder of The Interfaith Center of New York, and Honorary Chairman of the Nakashima

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George Nakashima Woodworker “1941-2014: The Process”

Having moved from downtown to Soho to the slice of land near the Hudson River, the center of the NYC art world is now in Chelsea. Large raw spaces are transformed into white clean exhibition halls. The area pulsates with the exciting works of art that pass through. April 9th was a clear day but

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