Even the Buddha Got Stuck

We all have our moments of stuck-ness. Or weeks. Or months. We come in and out of it....of being in the flow and so connected in so many ways, creating magic....and then other times we feel like we can't manage to even pull ourselves out of bed, or decide what to eat for breakfast. When we find ourselves "stuck"...it's so easy to beat ourselves up about it wondering what we did wrong. What we did or didn't do, should have done [...]

Autism Awareness Day 2017

I wanted to say a special THANK YOU today, on International Autism Awareness Day, to all the beautiful souls touched by this "label". It is especially (ironically) fitting for me this weekend, when I personally was touched and blessed by some such beautiful souls. A THANK YOU to the kind, loving, patient boy who spent 3 hours swimming around the pool with my son yesterday at a pool party. My 6-year-old son was surrounded by a dozen fun loving 11-year-old [...]

By | 2017-06-01T14:53:27+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Parenting, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Pregnant in 2017? ACOG Recommends…

As a doula, getting the latest recommendations on birth updated is almost like Christmas morning. And if you are pregnant in 2017, you probably want to be aware of the latest recommendations by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Whether you are attempting a natural birth in the hospital, or maybe you aren't sure exactly what you want to do, there are some important points that would be good for you to know. And as we all know, knowledge is power. [...]

By | 2017-06-01T14:56:56+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Birthwork, Photography, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lunar Eclipse & Cleansing Smoke

          Tonight with this first lunar eclipse of 2017, and a full moon in Leo, it marks a great shift in our conscious evolution as a species. We are facing our collective demons, and being forced to stare them down to be rid of them for good. The ground is shifting under our feet and we have to decide whether we will let that knock us off our feet onto the ground, or keep our knees [...]

By | 2017-02-11T04:51:37+00:00 February 11th, 2017|Energywork, Mindset, Parenting, Teaching, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ding Dong the Dic(tator) is Dead

Versailles Cuban restaurant in Little Havana. Photo credit: Jorge Zamanillo In a span of 12 days, the world lost not one, but 2 influential Cuban leaders. One rose to fame and power with a loud and powerful roar, making sure everyone and everything in his path knew whom he was. The other, quietly and politely from behind the scenes, led his fellow Cubans in his own way on their individual paths to freedom and the American dream. The [...]

By | 2016-11-30T02:50:01+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Mindset, Parenting, Photography, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Warning: Battery Critically Low

What I learned in helping my elderly father navigate the transition from totally independent human being to end of life care in 2 months or less: Being in control of another human’s life choices, all of them, is a responsibility too great for one person to bear, especially if that human is a family member. Being in the hospital all the time for months on end is not good for anyone’s health, not even a really healthy human. For an [...]

By | 2016-11-10T04:16:18+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Inspiration, Mindset, Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments