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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

Gratitude is The Attitude

Gratitude is The Attitude Gratitude is an emotion that resonates deeply inside you. It makes you feel good, hopeful, and connected to others. Allow yourself to give thanks for your life. It’s all amazing grace. Feel gratitude and smile. Here are 3 ways you can invite more gratitude into your life. Connect with nature. Appreciate

Embracing Earth

“Embracing Earth” Due to the extreme climate we have experienced recently around the globe, I was inspired to record “Embracing Earth” a 20 minute audio meditation with music. You will revitalize yourself and our planet while intimately feeling your own connection with nature. Enjoy a preview of several tracks below: Here are a few quotes

Be Your Own Healer with Reiki

In this challenging time of anxiety, stress and uncertainty – be it personal, professional, political or climate related – it is crucial to know how to relax and replenish your energy. Reiki is an ancient form of healing, promoting wellness in the body as well as on subtler energy levels – including the mental, psychic

Be Your Own Wonder Woman

Using the 4 attributes of wisdom, strength, beauty and perfection as gateways into your own personality, you can move into your soul essence integrally with integrity. The heroine in the world record breaking movie, “Wonder Woman”, does this very action. In the film, she moves from Princess Diana to Wonder Woman as she recognizes her

Liberty Enlightening the World

Both the American 4th of July and the French Bastille Day are celebrated in July. And now it is more important than ever for you to stay integral and true with clarity of purpose. With so much darkness and the underside of human nature coming to the fore, we each need to be in deep

June is busting out all over

“June is busting out all over” with positive gatherings, graduations and loving celebrations. Happy Summer later in the month! Things have certainly been busy and I look forward to a happy relaxing summer. I share tips and insights for your own happiness and relaxation at the end of my blog. A recent gathering I helped

Mae West is a Wise Woman!!

Be like her with my tips and offerings & have a marvelous May!!! There is nothing like a good laugh to make you feel good. Or better.  Or great.  I am sure you have had this wonderful experience many times during your life. Suddenly, the room is brighter.  You feel more comfortable.  You have more energy

Earth Day/Ecotherapy

**Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful April** May it be filled with peace, health, rebirth and freedom We celebrate Earth Day this month. We know all the science. We can feel the heat of the sun on our own bodies. Climate change is real and happening. Let us be vigilant in protecting Earth

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

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