Can You Trust Yourself in the Midst of Change?

Can You Trust Yourself in the Midst of Change?

I left the world of finance and academia and entered the woo-woo world of flower essences. This was an abrupt and dramatic shift.  I felt like an outcast on both sides of the great divide. Stripped of a title, without a clearly defined job, I struggled to explain what...
Are You Struggling Against the Flow of Life

Are You Struggling Against the Flow of Life

I teach high school children leadership and I didn’t feel that I could teach my kids to “Lift Someone Up” if I couldn’t do that myself. I decided therefore, that I would help Kishore sell a few of his paintings- -just enough to help him stand on his own two feet so he...
Can You Make Space for the Flow of Life?

Can You Make Space for the Flow of Life?

A few years after she met him at the gallery, Kishore came to my mother asking for financial help to pay for the brochures and gallery costs for his first solo show. My mother called me, like she did the time before. Then, she had bought his big painting for me. Now,...
Are You Open to Your Creative Flow?

Are You Open to Your Creative Flow?

It was not rush hour, yet the streets were packed with cars and drivers shuttling the women of the house to work, shopping and the clubs. My mother would jostle with the drivers for parking, maneuvering her little red car into an impossibly tight parking space. It had...
Flowing with Life

Flowing with Life

According to the dictionary, reverence is a feeling of awe, wonder, and respect. When I first discovered this word, I asked myself, do you feel this way about your life? Do you sense that your life is amazing, miraculous? Are you filled with wonder? I had to answer,...
Finding Strength To Face Grief During Quarantine

Finding Strength To Face Grief During Quarantine

It is normal, and right, to be grieving in this moment. We grieve for the normalcy we’ve lost, the friends and family we cannot see, the horrors we hear and read about on the news and our social media feeds. Grief during quarantine is normal but knowing that doesn’t...
5 Things Everyone Ought To Know About Emotions

5 Things Everyone Ought To Know About Emotions

We are emotional beings, governed in fact, by the same emotions for thousands of years. Despite advances in science and technology, our emotions pull us into primal states of being. We all know what fear, anger, hatred, jealousy and other negative emotions feel like....
How we learn to block and fear our emotions

How we learn to block and fear our emotions

Many of us aren’t familiar with the idea of listening to our emotions. We weren’t taught to process our emotions as kids. Instead, we learned to hide our emotions, avoid thinking about them or dismiss them. Very quickly we picked up on the messages we heard: When...
“Friending” Your Emotions is Your Key to Freedom

“Friending” Your Emotions is Your Key to Freedom

Imagine that you have shared with a close friend that you are sick of your current job and that you are excited because you’re going to interview for a new job. When you see her next time, she talks about things that are going on in her life but doesn’t ask you about...