August 30, 2020

Do not sit long with a sad friend. When you go to a garden, Do you look at thorns or flowers? Spend more time with roses and jasmine. ~ Rumi, 13th C., trans. Moyne and Barks  While I may disagree with Rumi’s first line, his next three offer an antidote to these times.  Whatever we’re Read More >

June 11, 2020

Regardless of where you are on the spectrum of relaxed (those fortunate ones whose biggest concern is where to plant the basil or what new dish to prepare tonight) to stressed (“will I ever get unemployment benefits?!”), you know someone who is stressed about one or more aspects of their lives, the pandemic, and/or social Read More >

March 28, 2020

I’ve been taking a walk every day since Shelter-in-Place began. Sometimes I walk along the Bay. More often, though, I simply walk out my front door and enjoy the neighborhood, its variety of plants in colorful and often fragrant bloom, the progress of trees leafing out: sycamores, several Japanese maples, and three dawn redwoods on Read More >

March 12, 2020

When writing my clients about my office policy regarding COVID-19, I discovered I had too much to include in an email. Thus, the birth of a new post. For starters, abide by those common sense guidelines issued by the CDC, which you probably know by heart now. Re-iteration can’t hurt, however, and I’ve added a Read More >

March 11, 2020

Yes, this is an actual road sign, not photoshopped, that I noticed January 1, 2020. (If it’s not visible, click on Navigation Guidance to view) It’s become my motto for this year. Especially helpful these days. In spite of–or because of!–all the chaos around us and in our culture, please, find solace in knowing yourself Read More >

August 1, 2019

Recently I was seeking referral sources for my practice and reached out to OB/GYNs. All the ones I encountered use drugs or hormones to address “female problems.” The more wholistic ones include nutrition and maybe even herbs. None, however, expressed interest in telling patients that my integrative bodywork skills could contribute to their healing process. Read More >

June 21, 2019

“Finding yourself” is not really how it works. You aren’t a ten-dollar bill in last winter’s coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self is right here, buried under cultural conditioning, other people’s opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are. “Finding yourself” is Read More >

March 27, 2019

I sat on the edge of the tub this morning, soaking my feet in Epsom Salts—yes, they are indeed a wonderful relaxant and detoxifier—enjoying the sensations of my feet beginning to tingle as their coldness adapted to and warmed in the hot water. It totally fascinated me in a way I’d not experienced before. Then Read More >