My Hand Washing Mantra

Om Mani Padme Hum is a well-loved Buddhist mantra commonly translated as, “The jewel is in the lotus.” or “Praise to the jewel in the lotus.” Reciting this mantra over and over again, with the right intention, is believed to get rid of the…

Unprecedented Times

This past week has definitely been an altered reality for me.  Not one I chose, though one I had to deal with and could not avoid. Did I want to pull the covers over my head and go back to bed? Yes, I did!…

Making Oneself A Priority

For me, taking care of myself is a key priority, especially during challenging times. By investing in my health and wellbeing, I am better equipped to handle the unexpected surprises that come my way. For years, running, yoga and healthy nutrition have been important…

Being in Sync with the Universe

Saturday was February 29th – Leap Day 2020!  Leap years are years where an extra day is added to the end of the shortest month, February. Leap years have 366 days instead of the usual 365 days and occur almost every four years. Why you…

Toss it or Keep it?

Having been in the beauty industry for many, many years, I understand the benefits and importance of quality ingredients in both skincare and makeup. For me, it is as important as the food I choose to nourish myself. What I put on my skin…

Love What You Do

On loving what you do: “I call it the hum. I get this hum in my head where I feel like I could write forever. Like a frequency where you go from exertion to exaltation. There’s just an endless joy for me. Where I…

Imagine This…

It all starts with imagining. Years ago while we lived in SF, my husband created a 4×6 card for me.  He wanted it to remind me daily of our desire to live at the beach. The card’s “Imagine This” graphic was from a training…

Live Life to the Fullest

Seize the day! Go for it! Just do it! This is your Life! You get to choose how to live it. This past week has been filled with many emotions – joy, happiness, sadness, grief, excitement, frustration, anxiety, and many more. There was the…

Beating the Winter Blues

Here we are coming to the end of the first month of the New Year. The weather is colder, the days are shorter and many struggle to maintain a happy, healthy mindset. Is it just post Holiday blues? This time of year, during the…

Celebrating Life

This past week I have experienced both deep sadness and great joy. On Monday, I heard news of my sister in law’s passing and then on Tuesday I celebrated my husband’s 79th birthday. Yes, the cycles of life are inevitable – we are born,…