Making Days Count!


The first month of Quarantine proved to be frustrating–up and down and all around in emotions. I developed some bad habits and I don’t feel good. I’m happy to report that the next round of 30 days is going to be far different! Instead of watching the news on television, reading news on the internetContinue reading “Making Days Count!”

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Euphoria


“I am this trail.  I am these trees.  I am this rain. I am this breeze”. These are the words I would repeat in my mind in an effort to take the pain in my knee away! I was at about mile 2 of the Tough Topanga 10K when my Tensor Fasciae Latae seized upContinue reading “Euphoria”

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”

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”

I Am A Mystic


I am a mystic.  I never fully understood the meaning of the word until recently.  It always rang in my mind as something of magic–maybe even a little dark in its meaning. I heard the Sufi teacher, Llewellyn Vaughn Lee,  define a mystic as: someone who wants to completely lose themselves in God until thereContinue reading “I Am A Mystic”

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”

Choose Pronoia!


I was flying down a singletrack trail on my mountain bike yesterday–the trail closed in and became a little brushy. There were curves and overgrown bushes so it was hard to look far enough ahead to see what was coming up. It felt like I was a little blind, in the fog and not knowingContinue reading “Choose Pronoia!”

Childless By Choice


I am a woman and I am childless by choice. No, this is not something I need to discuss and wonder about, it’s a decision I made many years ago. Many years ago, though, everyone seemed to want to challenge that decision.  Talk about pressure, there was extreme pressure every turn I took. If weContinue reading “Childless By Choice”

Thank You–It’s A Miracle


This morning when I awoke, I took a deep breath and silently said, Thank You (it’s a miracle).  I had attended a Japanese Master’s workshop on Saturday. He explained that in ancient Japan, the phrase “Thank You” was filled with revery and awe and it meant, “it’s a miracle”. He said, they once lived eachContinue reading “Thank You–It’s A Miracle”

Yoga–Open Heart Surgery!


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–Open Heart Surgery!”

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”

You Live You Learn


I spend lots of time with  amazing women. Most of them are younger than me and some of my best friends are as much as 20 years younger than me. Lately, I’ve caught myself thinking, “gosh, she is so aware and enlightened for her age”.  Sometimes I feel like they are so far ahead ofContinue reading “You Live You Learn”

Be Open


One of my favorite affirmations these days is, “I AM OPEN TO EVERYTHING AND ATTACHED TO NOTHING.” When I live with this intention, some of the most amazing things happen. Last weekend, a series of events occurred that reinforce my belief in staying tapped in, tuned in, and turned on to the positive flow ofContinue reading “Be Open”