I Am A Tree Today


View this post on Instagram 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 crownContinue reading “I Am A Tree Today”

Outside Is Open!


I’m a lucky woman! I live in Ventura county and we did not have as many cases and as many deaths as Los Angeles county and surrounding counties so the trails are open! Wow, what a difference riding my bike on the trail makes! It was lovely out there today. I saw a kick assContinue reading “Outside Is Open!”

Burrow In


Lots of people outside these days. It’s so great to see families walking together, and couples. I heard one of our television anchors (who is at home isolated) say that he and his wife haven’t taken a neighborhood walk together in years and years! Perhaps we needed this time. To stop running away from ourselves,Continue reading “Burrow In”

Pretty Much Home Bound


All my massage clients canceled for today. Seems we are all going to get lots of home time. It looks like I will only be seeing my animal clients. My private training client has his sister-in-law visiting from Iran. She arrived only two days ago. Since I live in a house with two 80 yearContinue reading “Pretty Much Home Bound”

I Am My Primary Care Physician!


Are you good at listening to your body and resting when it tells you to rest? Or are you someone who pushes through and just keeps on pushing until you get slapped down sick? Today I had to go slow and lay flat on my back most of the day napping, hydrating. and sleeping— doingContinue reading “I Am My Primary Care Physician!”

Time In The Saddle–25 years!


I remember the first time I saw someone riding their bike up a dirt trail, I thought they were crazy, “who would want to do that?” A few years later, I was crazy because I wanted to do that! This year marks 25 years Mountain Biking in The Santa Monica Mountains! The very first rideContinue reading “Time In The Saddle–25 years!”

Gut Feelings!


The reason checking in with yourself is so important is because nothing is more important than that you FEEL good. If you are working for or dealing with someone and you notice you feel unease and a little tangled up inside, get a magnifying glass on that! That is emotional turmoil and a kind ofContinue reading “Gut Feelings!”

Time To Embrace My Wrinkles


Hey, Happy Earth Day! As I stand here in front of the Mountain Lilac, I am learning to embrace my wrinkles!  I’m sure this will not be a popular trend but I’ve never gone along with the trends easily. I feel like we are all so obsessed with beauty and perfection. Every time we lookContinue reading “Time To Embrace My Wrinkles”

Diary of A Massage Therapist–Energy!


Sometimes it’s nice to be able to share with someone at the end of a gratifying day, but since I had no one in my physical space to share with, I’m sharing with you! I’ve been giving and receiving massages almost 30 years. I don’t express enough gratitude for having learned the art of givingContinue reading “Diary of A Massage Therapist–Energy!”

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!”

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!”

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”

California Dreams–Letting Go!


I remember my second visit to California, I was 18 years old and loving this place!  Near the end of my trip, I read some graffiti on a freeway overpass, “Tourists GO HOME”!  I remember feeling really bad when I read it, almost like I had been personally attacked. I couldn’t understand how someone would wantContinue reading “California Dreams–Letting Go!”

Your Body–Friend or Foe?


I massaged a woman yesterday who was so rushed and stressed and oh so attached to her pain!  She ran in complaining about the parking situation and she did not seem ready to lay down on a massage table and receive. She is a former therapist at the clinic I work in so I knewContinue reading “Your Body–Friend or Foe?”

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?”

Get A Glimpse– No Ego In Sight!


I am a woman and  sometimes when I look in the mirror I notice a little too much of what’s wrong–all the flaws.  Sometimes I see too much fat, too many flaws in my skin, blah blah blah!  Sad, but true.   Most of the time, though,  I am just in a state of BEINGContinue reading “Get A Glimpse– No Ego In Sight!”

Pumpkin/Flax/Chia/Coconut Muffins (Wheat Free/Vegan)


Back in the day, I was a strict Vegan.   I’m actually thinking about being that  strict again, I enjoy these muffins!!! Dry Ingredients in 1 bowl 2 1/2 C Brown Rice Flour 1/4 C Chia meal 1/2 C Flax meal 1 1/2tsp Cinnamon 1 1/2 Baking Soda (please use the healthy version processed withoutContinue reading “Pumpkin/Flax/Chia/Coconut Muffins (Wheat Free/Vegan)”

Your Body–Built To Move!


As I’ve been recovering from straining some ligaments in my foot, I haven’t been exercising very much at all.  My yoga practice is not happening because that involves lots of foot work.  I haven’t been huffing and puffing up the hiking trails and the biking I’ve done is pretty tame.  I’ve just really wanted toContinue reading “Your Body–Built To Move!”

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”

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”

3 Questions Shamanic Healers Ask


We were on our way to the Hollywood Bowl.   While picking up a friend, I broke into  song.   I was singing it with heart.   My friend said, “that is one of the questions Shamanic Healers ask their patients…when is the last time you sang?”   Cool, I was doing something right. Then,  driving inContinue reading “3 Questions Shamanic Healers Ask”