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In some languages the word used to describe peace also means a lucky life.

A Lucky Life and Kusikawsay

In Qhochapampa Quechua spoken in Bolivia

"kusikawsay" means peaceful and tranquil

but also lucky life

as if when we find peace

we can also see how lucky we are

"Kusikawsay"...

February 19, 2019

I have a confession to make, despite the fact that I have been helping women succeed in life for more than a decade, I got my ass handed to me by my teacher during an advanced training course on embodying feminine power. The smack down was thoroughly complete, more tha...

In Antoine de Saint-Exupéry book, The Little Prince there is a conversation between the little prince and a fox about the meaning of "tame."

            "Come and play with me," proposed the little prince. "I am so unhappy."...

November 15, 2018

If you have a journal, you are probably someone who is drawn to writing down your thoughts and feelings. But did you know that research is now finding how beneficial journaling is?

Journaling has been found to increase our internal motivation and leads to growth over ti...

October 16, 2018

Every year on the first day of school, I ask my children what they want to be when they grow up. I document their answers on a chalkboard along with the other obligatory first day of school information and force a photo session. Their answers have been anything from Ni...

September 12, 2018

Join me as I expose mid-life myths and share the truth about women's bodies. As women, we hold a powerful reservoir of energy and potency within our bodies, and that energy doesn’t go away as we age. It pools. And if we let it, it can overflow in delicious ways. Like m...

Here we are sitting outside the Hotel Vajra in Katmandu, Nepal. There is an air of excitement all around us. We are here at festival time and the beautiful old brick walls surrounding the hotel are vine and flower strung.  The deities in their niches are decorated with...

July 11, 2018

With summer in full swing, many of us are already reevaluating those New Years resolutions we intended to do to improve our lives whether it be wellness, better finances, etc.  But how many of us give up because we choose a route that just doesn't fit into our lives?...

There is a saying, "holding on to hate is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die." One way to expand peace, inner peace and community peace is to focus on the value of words, poetry, and visualizations in combating lingering hate, autoimmune disease...

June 12, 2018

Life is a river.  The force of its energy is always pulsing through us.  If we stop for a moment and let our awareness fall into silence, we can feel its flow and the direction of its desire.  We can tap our intuitive insight when we listen deeply.

The frictio...

I invite you to bring self-compassion into your life if you have not already done so. As we bring self-compassion we create more space for being a compassionate healing force in our own corner of the world that, I believe, can have a profound effect on healing in the w...

April 18, 2018

Note from RCN: Originally posted in September 2013, this article is a powerful reflection on consciousness in light of recent events. 

Like many others I have been paying attention to the debate over a military response to the Syrian calamity and its latest manifestatio...

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