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Ecotherapy and Self-Care During October

October is here. You are really into autumn with its joys of brisk days and cooler nights. Gone are the lazy hazy days of summer. Your plans that you made a while back are coming into focus. Goals are moving towards fulfillment. The air is filled with the aroma of cinnamon, apple cider, and pumpkin

The Video: Autumn Equinox /Your Balance

Greetings and thank you for joining me. This video meditation is in honor of the Autumn Equinox, September 22nd, when there is equal day and night, light and darkness. Take advantage of nature’s rhythms to find your own inner balance, as expressed by the above begonias. These past months have been filled with uncertainty and

Self-Care w/Compassion

Hi again. As promised, I am continuing to write about self-care and its importance. This content is especially focused on loving oneself and the value of compassion towards oneself. The global plague of Covid-19 continues and its ramifications become more and more pronounced. It is really important to read this posting carefully and take it

International Self-Care Day 7/24/2020

International Self-Care Day is July 24 and this is certainly the year that you can use it! With everything in flux and challenging your plans for the future – or even for the next day, it is a perfect time to go over several tools for self-care and love using meditation/mindfulness and compassion for yourself.

6/20/20=A Meditation and Gift

In 2020, the summer solstice arrives on Saturday, June 20th.  This is the longest day of the year, the shortest night in the northern hemisphere. The reverse is true in the southern hemisphere. Since the solstice arrives on the same day everywhere on Earth, please join in a meditation @12:30pm for 15 minutes wherever you

May is Nat’l Meditation Month

Greetings and thank you for joining me. Do you know that May is National Meditation Month in the US? It is and it is the perfect time to take a deep dive into it! This video meditation is being filmed on the supermoon of May 7th. A supermoon is when the full moon is closest

The Video: Earth Day 2020

Greetings and thank you for joining me now for this meditation celebrating Earth Day and our dear blue green planet.  We thank Mother Earth for this sacred time and space.  May this healing be for the greatest good. April 22nd is the 50th anniversary of the 1st Earth Day in 1970.  I was there. Were you?  Were

The Video: A Pink Supermoon

Hello and greetings, Thank you for joining me now. Collaborating with nature’s powerful rhythm, this meditation is being recorded on the full moon in April. It is a pink full supermoon.  Pink because the Native Americans in Eastern North America saw the creeping phlox starting to bloom pink and supermoon due to its proximity to

The Video: Spring Into Your Balanced Health

Hi again.  Perhaps you are surprised by getting another post from me so soon but we are living in challenging times due to Covid-19.  I want to reach out again to be of help and clarity. Several friends do not have Facebook.  They have asked me to post the meditation video I told you about

Spring Into Your Balanced Health

Greetings.  After a 3 week retreat in South India in the international township of Auroville, I returned a few days ago to New Jersey on the east coast of America. Needless to say, the atmospheres were quite different.  Having read about the coronavirus situation was nothing like living in the midst of what has quickly

Happy International Women’s Day

On retreat in south India in the international city of Auroville, I just had to reach out to you during this empowering month.  I am so grateful to be in the tropics where it is always hot and filled with luscious flowers. I am also humbled and honored to have led the global concentration which

A Global Concentration to Revitalize You and The Earth on 21st February 2020

Greetings, As we gather on the 21st–in NYC @ 6:30 am, Auroville @ 5 pm, and Moscow @ 2:30 pm–be happy. It is the birthday of a remarkable woman: Mirra Richard, a Parisienne, born in 1878 and passed at the age of 95. Known for her spiritual wisdom, she led the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in

Happy New Year/Decade/You

It is here: a new year, an opportunity to change, grow and transform into a new you. How amazing to be at the beginning of even a new decade! May you do as well as you can the best thing to be done in each and every moment. Many experiences are available for you to

This Winter Solstice/A Special Present For You

As we approach the longest night and the shortest day, please remember that in the midst of the darkness the light glows brightly. Mother Nature’s rhythm allows you to connect deeply with your own inner illumination. A new birth occurs. You are the miracle: rejuvenated in winter. In the midst of the Holiday Season, all

Take Care of You For The Holidays

I am continuously amazed at how fast the days are flying by. With the cooler air, everything seems to be moving briskly. Here we are at the beginning of November and at the end of the month is Thanksgiving. Then December arrives with its many festivities: the Winter Solstice, Chanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s

Living Your True Purpose With Passion

Is the woman in the picture you, walking through the woods on an autumn day? The magic of the leaves falling with the light filtering through gives you the time to pause and reflect. Do you love your life? Are you fulfilled in your work? Does every day allow you to express your sincere purpose?

Be Your Own Heroine Here and Now

I luxuriate in summer with its gentle breezes and starry nights. My daughter and I were able to make our yearly trip to Vermont to visit with close friends and bask in their hospitality. The green mountains were refreshing. I relaxed into the earth as I admired Jeanne’s garden filled with sunflowers, lilies and the

You and the Exotic Lotus

It is now time to gather the fruits and flowers of summer as you will soon be moving into autumn. It has flown by much too quickly. Those lazy days of gentle breezes, amazing sunsets and long dinners outside under the stars are about to be memories. You will need to prepare yourself for the

Freedoms and Fireworks Galore

On the 4th of July, the United States celebrated its freedom from Great Britain when the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress. This happened in 1776 and was very serious. The people who signed it were putting their lives on the line.  Over the years the 4th has become a gargantuan party

Greetings From The Rose Garden

Greetings! Summer is finally here.  Although this message is in honor of the longest day of the year, I am keeping it short. What are you most grateful for over the past Spring?  What intention do you have so you may continue this feeling throughout the coming Summer? For me the answer is easy and it

Color Yourself Calm

Do you know about your 7 main energy centers?  Do you know how they support your total health? In the Indian language of Sanskrit, chakra means spinning wheel of energy.  These are located in the etheric – not the physical – body.  Interestingly though, each center relates to specific organs in the physical body as

Oprah and Deepak Let Me Know That May Is Meditation Month!

Oprah and Deepak let me know that May is National Meditation Month! Yes, I received an email from them and so want to pass on the good news to you. Meditation certainly deserves a whole month of acknowledgement. In fact, it deserves your whole life. When you learn how to savor each moment, be mindful

April = Earth Month

Yes, it’s Earth Month. By now, you know how crucial it is to be aware of your old routines and change them into new ones that support sustainable living from the local to the global scale. Last autumn the United Nations’  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a study which gives us 20 years to reverse emission

March Magic

It’s time. Spring forward. Today is the vernal equinox, the balance of nature – equal day and equal night. As nature finds her balance, so you need to find your own – standing tall and centered in yourself. As you move into a deeper awareness, sense that each and every cell of your body is

International Women’s Day

Have a strong and happy day on March 8th! Throughout the world women are becoming more and more empowered.  This takes many forms such as the film, “Period. End of Sentence”, winning the Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards for best documentary short. It shines light about rural Indian women and the harassment that begins

Love Yourself! 2/7

Have you been able to identify your true passion and purpose for 2019? It is crucial for you to find the time and space to be in your calm center so that you can hear your own voice and heartfelt musings. Do the deep self-care of loving yourself. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I am sharing

Monaco and Loving Yourself

My intention for 2019 is to grow in my work as I become more grounded in myself. What about you? What is your overriding intention? The actions may change but the alignment of an inner aspiration remains steady. Have you been able to identify your true passion and purpose? It is crucial for you to

The Tale of Two Sisters

Do you have any siblings? A sister or brother you grew up with? I do. Being the eldest, I have a younger brother and sister. A health emergency came out of the blue in September that consumed me for almost 7 weeks. This is an intimate story of 2 sisters, healing and devotion. Joanne had

Thank Your Lucky Stars

Are you interested in astrology? Does it have any meaning for you? The stars and the planets have always fascinated me. It is as if they create a potential field of energy and influence on us humans. Astrology can be another tool to explore your own psychology and psyche. And if you know how to

Fall Into Your Calm

October is here with its simple joys of changing foliage, brisk air and the smell of pumpkin spice everywhere in the northeast of America. While in the southeast, there is havoc and panic. The Panhandle has been battered by Hurricane Michael, one of the worst to ever hit it. Intense contrasts surround us as the

The Autumnal Equinox and Your Memories

Take advantage of the autumnal equinox on September 22 when day and night are in balance. Nature, herself, gives you this opportunity to create a new pathway for yourself. At this time, it is important to remember your deeds, reflect on your actions and correct your insincerities. Then you can move forward with clear intentions

My Skin and The Sun

A few years ago I was in Vermont. Usually it is cooler there than in New Jersey but it was hot and humid. A rash developed on my neck that was impossible to get rid of. Upon my return, my dermatologist told me that I had an allergy to the sun!?! What? That sounded really

International Self-Care Day is for You

Did you know that International Self-Care Day is this month on the 24th?!  Yes, ever since 2011 ISD has been celebrated on 7/24, the date symbolizing that the benefits of self-care are experienced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and that they are ever present and life-long. As you go through life, you

Celebrating The Summer Solstice

View from Greenwood Garden’s Terrace   It’s June with all the accompanying celebrations of the month: weddings, Father’s Day, graduations. AND on the 21st, it’s Nature’s great celebration of the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year! A joyous heralding of the season of fun, happiness and laughter. Traditionally we all rejoice – school

Confidence Boosts Your Success Consciously

It is spring now. Yellow daffodils and orange tulips have burst forth in the American northeast. Trees of cherry blossoms and magnolia sprinkle pink everywhere. It was hard to have confidence that this winter would ever end but I did, as did so many others. And here we are, vindicated in our faith and the

Earth Day is Every Day Now

Earth Day is Every Day Now! Official Earth Day is April 22nd but as we all can agree, we need to make earth day every day now! Arctic ice is melting and forcing cold air south. After the tumultuous winter in the northeast of America due to 4 nor’easters and everywhere else around the globe

Women Living Consciously

  I sit here writing this in between nor’easters and attending events for Women’s History month and for International Women’s Day on the 8th. I had the privilege of being invited to several at the United Nations’ headquarters in NYC.  Some photos of the wonderful gatherings are below! As Mother Earth has been churning, so

Savitri Around the World

Savitri Around the World Please allow me to share with you an event of great love and aspiration that is taking place now. The Opening Ceremony for the Olympics in Pyeongchang with its singing of “Imagine” was certainly another global expression of this hope. The complete continuous reading of the longest poem in the English

Your Intentions for 2018

Happy New Year to you! We are still in the 1st month of the year and you may just still be setting your goals. But since everything starts with an intention, here is why you should set intentions rather than goals and resolutions for 2018! As a child, you were told to make a list

Making Your Holiday Magic

Is making holiday magic too much for you? I certainly know this feeling. I host so many gatherings in the previous months that by the time December is here, it is no longer fun. I am grateful to be able to do this and have a loving family but it certainly is a lot to

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