Farmers and Mechanics

I was sitting in my acupuncturist/herbalist’s office waiting for my appointment when the receptionist asked me, “Do you know why Chinese doctors are likened to farmers and Western doctors are compared to mechanics?” “No, why?” I answered. “Because Chinese doctors sow the soil aerating and adding nutrients that create a foundation to support healthy growth…. Read more »

Not a Political Blog

This is not a political blog. If you have read anything that I have written over the past few years, you know that. This forum is about living – healthy living. Whether I approach it from an emotional, spiritual or philosophical view, my purpose is to bring up ideas that spark positive, creative thoughts and… Read more »

Keeping Drama Out of Your Life

Drama belongs on tv.  I find it fun to escape reality and tune into the foibles of the characters on This Is Us, even though I know that the producers are intentionally tugging at my heart.  Once a week I am fair game on the couch with a snack in one hand and the clicker… Read more »

The Person Walking Toward Me

We were laying on yoga mats and our teacher was leading us through a meditation. He made the most simple, yet pertinent, statements. I want to share some of them with you. “The person walking toward me is kind. The person walking toward me has my best interest in mind. I am beginning to trust… Read more »

You Are Bigger Than Everything

One of my teachers said, “The reason why we feel worried or afraid is that we believe that everything is bigger than we are.” A common cold, relationship break-up or loss of job can debilitate us if we feel small in comparison. I have tried turning that around in the most ordinary situations by saying,… Read more »

Rotating Foods

Some foods are really good for us and we eat them everyday.  After all, if they are good one day, wouldn’t they get exponentially better if eaten more often?  According to some nutritionists, certain foods are really good but only if eaten every other day or every four days, and that varies from person to… Read more »

And the Sexiest Man Is…

I think that we could all use some change in our lives. Some people shy away from it as if they could really hold onto what they have. Impossible, implausible, not likely. The cycles of life go on. Impermanence is here to stay. Have you ever noticed that shortly after a movie star is touted… Read more »

Another Chance

My son and daughter-in-law received this email from their seven-year-old’s teacher: We have a funny emergency situation. Your daughter lost her tooth today but does not want you to know so she can see if the tooth fairy is real! We want to keep her confidence, but we also thought you should know :)) Of… Read more »

Tuning In To Help

Sometimes we think that we are meant to negotiate this thing called life alone, with no help, on our own trying to figure out each move in the wilderness of choices. Actually, we always have help. It is just difficult to find it if we are not aware of what to look for. Last night… Read more »

A Splash of Adventure

I’m wishing you all a beautiful weekend in love and in nature, with excellent and improving health, interesting ideas, courage and daring, in harmony with your Spirit topped off with a splash of adventure. Don’t forget truth…the kind that you feel in chills of affirmation or butterflies in your stomach and let that truth guide… Read more »