Awakening Self Blog

Heal or Cure?

I’ve been on a path of personal healing for a long time (probably like you).  Physically, I have had acid reflux for over 3 years now, which has launched me into new and unprecedented explorations of healing.  Mentally and emotionally,… read more

Trataka – the Yogic Art of Gazing

As the days grow colder and shorter – and the holiday season approaches – I am always drawn to candles.  Candlelight is soothing, warming, and inspiring. My daughter and I love to light them all around the house and especially at the di… read more

How to Survive – and Thrive – at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: a unique American holiday that is universal, unlimited by religion, race, or any category. It’s a special time to come together with family and friends to feel gratitude on this day of  the celebration of abundance (oh ye… read more

5 Ways Halloween Can Lead to Spiritual Growth

Here’s some inspiration just in time for our spooky holiday, Halloween! This is my first article published on Elephant Journal – one of my favorite online spiritual blogs. Overcome your fears, explore your Shadow, honor you… read more

What to Do When the World Seems to Fall Apart

If you’ve found this article, you’re probably a deeply caring, compassionate person. The planet matters to you and you do your best to recycle and reuse.  Maybe you volunteer at the local soup kitchen or animal shelter (or would like t… read more

Out of Hiding, Into the Light

Have you felt stirred up in yourself and in your life lately, as if all your issues have come to the surface?  You’re not alone.  The powerful archetype of the recent eclipse has brought what is ready to heal and transform out of hiding and… read more

What I Learn From Fear

I have a confession to make – I have struggled with the fear of flying for over 12 years, since the birth of my daughter. Seems that bringing a new being into the world and being responsible for her created a deeper reverence for life… and an… read more

Sing Your Song

Every morning, shortly after I wake, I do my “sit-spot” practice outside in our front yard.  This is a practice of simply sitting and being present with everything in nature.  It’s a beautiful way to begin my day with the freshness o… read more

The 3rd Option

Last month, I explored the topic of “What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do” on my radio show, which has been a subject I’ve pondered for years and written articles about.  But I’ve recently been impacted by the challenges of dec… read more

Spring – and Grace – Will Arrive

It’s spring, and I’ve returned to my practice of sitting outside upon rising.  Most mornings, just as the sun peeks over the trees behind my neighbor’s house across the street, I go outdoors and sit for a few minutes.  My ho… read more

The Ring of Faith

My family and I were determined to get outdoors to enjoy the lovely weather the last few days, and headed to Huddart Park for a hike on Sunday.  We adore this nearby natural gem, filled with redwoods, bay laurels, and tan oaks, and a beautiful… read more
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