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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 25, 2018

We all have stories, they hold our memories, we share them with others, they explain how we understand our lives and they provide us with direction. Our stories weave together our personal experience with the experience of family and friends and the world around us. Ou...

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...

Listening to Design is focused on the inner world of the designer. The book is not concerned with a particular style, formal approach or choice of materials. Instead it is about the way designers can transform the doubts, desires and psychological trials of the creativ...

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...

Delegating is hard.  It's that simple. You may be nodding in agreement if you've ever had to delegate in a business setting. And if you're a perfectionist like me, you're really nodding because it can seem nearly impossible at times.  Handing out tasks may sound easy b...

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...

What can we learn from "peace" in other languages? What does "World Peace" look like to you and is it influenced by the language you speak? There are over 7000 different languages and each has one or more words for the concept "peace." Our language, what we say, as wel...

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