Today, I Am A Tree!


Today was all about trees. I started my yoga practice amongst the trees, then I walked through the most beautiful neighborhood full of trees. I felt their amazing energy. Trees are the quintessential observers of life. We are very much like trees. We stand up tall, we have a crown at the top and weContinue reading “Today, I Am A Tree!”

Talk To The Animals


I’ve always spoken to animals as if they’re my closest friends. Most all animals will like you more when you just BE who you are toward them. Treat them like a living breathing BEING, not a pet and you’ll feel the fullness of connection at its best. Ive been opening my heart to animals sinceContinue reading “Talk To The Animals”

Angel Activity


I remember a time when if I were to read that title, “Angel Activity” I wouldn’t even bother reading the rest. I never believed in angels. It sounds really sweet and spiritual but I never gave it much thought. Our beliefs are sometimes hard to bust through, but it’s pretty incredible when they BUST! Recently,Continue reading “Angel Activity”

Malibu Hikers!


“What do these women wish to achieve by hiking up these hills in Malibu?” Imagine a very proper Brittish accent with a sort of chronic, cynical way of being in life asking this question, I was telling her about the out of town visitors I’ve been leading on private hikes in Malibu. Her words and the toneContinue reading “Malibu Hikers!”

Love Hurts


I remember my first date EVER–the song playing on the radio was “Love Hurts” by Nazareth (https://youtu.be/6pHNkOQCIzkLove Hurts) Nick picked me up in his classic Oldsmobile, can’t remember the year but it was old.  When he backed out of the driveway,  his car wouldn’t go into forward drive! It was quite a scene. So, weContinue reading “Love Hurts”

Safe and Secure? Not So Sure


Security is an illusion.  “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.”  Helen Keller These are the words that ring in my mind when I think thingsContinue reading “Safe and Secure? Not So Sure”

Presence Is Power!


Did you know– Gratitude is THEE most powerful spiritual practice to cultivate.  I spend my days looking for beauty and I always find it!  I am grateful I can see beauty everywhere I look. Recently I had lunch with a friend and her sister.  I really wanted to get to know her sister better sinceContinue reading “Presence Is Power!”

Envy in Malibu


I have the privilege and honor of caring for people’s homes and animals while they are away.  One of the questions people always ask me is: “Do you ever become jealous or envious when  caring for other people’s homes?Do you go into the comparison mode and wish you had more of this wealth and abundance.”Continue reading “Envy in Malibu”

Feeling Freedom


I’m having a hard time finding words for all of the feeling–I caught a glimpse of it this last week.   I felt safe and secure, deeply safe and secure, yet all the indicators in the physical world would not convince you of my security. I live week to week.    I have no savingsContinue reading “Feeling Freedom”

Caught Up!


People are really caught up in the appearances of it all.  Just the other day, my friend that I’ve known, more than half my life,  made a comment that threw me for a loop! We had just walked past  Owen Wilson in a coffee shop–I made eye contact and he said hello (this is aboutContinue reading “Caught Up!”

Learning A New Body Language


If your body could learn a new language that could supersede everything you’ve ever believed about health and all the limits we set up around it, would you want to know about it? What if you had an energetic intelligence within you that would allow you to transcend all of your physical ailments?  Would youContinue reading “Learning A New Body Language”

Angels Among Us


I just watched an episode of  “The Best of Oprah”  all about angels in our midst. It was from the 90’s and I’m so glad I saw it.  So often, over the years I thought that perhaps I had just imagined an incident that happened in my younger years. Anyway, today as I watched andContinue reading “Angels Among Us”

Hawk Feather


So, today, I found my Hawk feather I’ve been longing for (https://naturegirltara.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/feathers-find-me/) I was riding my mountain bike, huffing and puffing up a hill when I came upon a pile of horse shit with a very unique feather in the middle of it. As I rode past it, I realized it was a feather IContinue reading “Hawk Feather”

Time Passages!


It’s a thrill to know that someone from over 30 years ago was thinking of me today, remembering me, speaking about me fondly.  I got a message from one of my Facebook friends.  She is the daughter of my very first boss! Tino, my boss who I haven’t been in touch with in almost 30Continue reading “Time Passages!”

Love IS– My Sister Valorie!


It really does seem true–the people we’ve known and loved the longest seem to be taken for granted the most! Well, let me tell you about my sister Valorie! Our bond started early, she spoke for me. I’m not sure when I did start talking but my mom had to have a real serious talkContinue reading “Love IS– My Sister Valorie!”

Money For Nothing


Growing up I never had any anticipation of receiving an inheritance. There was barely enough to get by week to week let alone receive anything more–my mom worked 2 jobs and my father was not present.  My father had another family and if there was any sort of inheritance, I’m sure they would be receivingContinue reading “Money For Nothing”

Too Young To Learn From?


I invited a friend to come with me to  yoga.  The teacher of the class is  20 years my junior.   When I invited him, he said, “No, I won’t go to her class–what can I learn from her, she is too young.” I sure am glad I didn’t have that attitude when I firstContinue reading “Too Young To Learn From?”

18 And I Like It!


A strange phenomenon has been happening for me–slowly, the more I am focusing on me with no male distractions, the more I seem to be reverting to my 18th year. This feeling comes in glimpses and memories pop in sporadically… The more time I spend ON MY OWN, the more I take on the meContinue reading “18 And I Like It!”

With Or Without You


I’ve been on my own for 4 years now. In those 4 years, I’ve gone from having 2 or 3 friends to having many. Some of them are there for me regularly, some of them are there for me only sometimes, but there are many to choose from. It took a while to build upContinue reading “With Or Without You”

Dig Deep–I Am That


We stood above a waterfall on the trail. Huge boulders were nuggets in a stream. A tree stuck out among the rocks–its roots looked as if they were going into the rock but they simply went beyond the boulder and into the ground. Another tree had huge thick roots that stuck out above the stream.Continue reading “Dig Deep–I Am That”


Originally posted on Hiking Los Angeles, Malibu, Santa Monica Mountains:
Are you an artist?  I think you are but you may not know it.  We think it has to look a certain way.  I am an artist.  For many years though, I never saw myself as an artist.  As I sit here observing my surroundings…

Lifted Up


I was out walking the dogs and was deep inside my head with lots of chatter. Sometimes the chatter is really blissful and empowering and other times the chatter is somewhat dark and disempowering. I’m aware of the chatter while it’s happening and most of the time it’s easy to turn it down or off,Continue reading “Lifted Up”

Vibrating Vicariously


“Oh, my sister isn’t wealthy–she just lives vicariously through the wealthy people around her.”  Those were the words my sister used to describe me and my life.  When she recited them to me, I must admit I was a bit halted both in thought and words!  I wasn’t sure if I should be offended orContinue reading “Vibrating Vicariously”

Facebook Friends


The other evening, I noticed I was starting to have withdrawal pains for my facebook friends in the cyber world.  I had been going all day with no time for the computer and I felt the tug. It was a strange feeling, but it was really clear, I really appreciate the relationships I connect toContinue reading “Facebook Friends”

Magazine Cover Men


Ahhh awareness…the more aware I become, the more I see Law of Attraction is always working. There really is no escaping it. One of my favorite affirmations… “I do everything with the power of FOCUS, the Universe will not give me a partial payment”. Sometimes, without even asking, the things we focus on show up,Continue reading “Magazine Cover Men”

Magical Manifestations!


I finally watched the movie, “Milk”.  A few years late, but really glad I saw it.  I’ve been talking about it to several friends, discussing how crazy it is that that phase in history could go down.   Sometimes my sense of empathy is so intense that it’s hard for me to stop feeling about something thatContinue reading “Magical Manifestations!”

Caged Animals


I went to see the movie, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”.  It was a really good movie and I noticed something that we are all subject to–limited access to nature. Whenever we enclose ourselves with limitations, it creates a bit of frustration and sometimes rage!  No question about it, even though humans areContinue reading “Caged Animals”

I Am An Artist


Are you an artist?  I think you are but you may not know it.  We think it has to look a certain way.  I am an artist.  For many years though, I never saw myself as an artist.  As I sit here observing my surroundings and the people in my midst, I know without aContinue reading “I Am An Artist”

Yoga–ya gotta begin to win


I’ve been meeting many people who really want to develop a yoga practice.  Their first couple of experiences, though, have been challenging. When I hear this, I always ask them, “how bad do you want to practice yoga, what are you willing to go through, are you up for being annoyed, how about feeling frustrated?”Continue reading “Yoga–ya gotta begin to win”

Synchronicity Swirling Around Me


The day started like any other day at The Malibu Gym. Greg, one of the trainers,  was wearing a “Drill” shirt.  Arnold made a comment that his shirt should say “sargeant” after the Drill logo.  Greg said, “well, I’ll see what Craig can do about that”. Craig is the owner of Drill.  I haven’t seenContinue reading “Synchronicity Swirling Around Me”

Santa Monica Serendipity


Santa Monica was once the Mecca of Bodybuilding–or wait, maybe it was Venice.  These days, Santa Monica is the Mecca of Yoga Studios. There are literally 6 studios within 5 blocks of each other. As I wrote in a previous post, I was once a yoga whore. Yoga whore,  meaning I never seemed to stayContinue reading “Santa Monica Serendipity”

Feathers Find Me


It’s amazing the thoughts and beliefs we hold onto. Even long after we are adults and can clear the clutter of the limiting beliefs we’ve been taught, there are still some beliefs that hang on. Lately I have been walking by lots of feathers lying on the ground.  One of the things my mom told meContinue reading “Feathers Find Me”

Latex Gloves and The Law


This is another one of my simple stories about the law of attraction.  I use it to describe how easy it is to make things happen.  The short and simple explanation is…desire, let go, and watch what happens. I was going through my cupboard looking for my disposable latex gloves.  I couldn’t find any andContinue reading “Latex Gloves and The Law”

Just Let Go


I am a massage therapist.  Today, a new client came for a massage and instead of getting the kind of massage she usually gets, “lots of digging and torture”, she requested a relaxing massage.  Good for her!  She listened to that inner guidance that told her to nurture instead of torture! As a massage therapist,Continue reading “Just Let Go”