Posts in the ‘Inspiration’ Category

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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,

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