Category Archives: Blog

New 2016 Meditation Classes and Afternoon Workshops

I’m teaching more new classes in 2016! Meditation, Mindfulness, Visioning, Coloring, and Lifestyle classes and workshops for 2016 Winter to Spring. I’m teaching these at the Barranca Vista Center in Ventura, on Ralston near Johnson Streets. Pre-registration begins in January; online or call 654-7563 Continue reading

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Chick-book with Panache to Make You & the New Year Better

Tranquility du Jour Anthology by Kimberly Wilson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I didn’t know what to expect exactly when I bought this book, however being a true fan of Kimberly Wilson for a few years now, I saw … Continue reading

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Marketing, shake hands with Meditation

Marketing and meditation share more than “m” as their first letter – they share a stepped multi-faceted path leading to a successful outcome. Marketing is communication to millions of people. Meditation is too, but in silence. Marketing is anything but … Continue reading

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Planning vs Intuiting Your Next Step

When you over plan, you are severely limiting your intuition, gut, sixth sense, or higher self Spirit help you. These are unseen entrances to your personal and collective inner vision. Inner vision is much expanded clarity and insight; stretching the vision, and image of your self and your place in the big picture bigger, wider, and deeper. Continue reading

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Soul Communication

Sharing thought chunks, I call them, that followed meditation one morning- It’s not a surrender, It’s relinquishing my ego to my soul, Which is who I am really, Spirit Continue reading

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Mindful Eating Tips for the Holidays

So how can you apply a mindful approach to what and how you eat this holiday season? Read on for tips. If you want more support to lose weight, I am teaching a 10 week Mindful Eating for Weight Loss class starting January 10. For more about this calls, or the next one beginning in March, read here. Continue reading

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Being in the Now with Elisha Goldstein

Dr. Elisha Goldstein addresses a concept that comes in the form of a question, which he and Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn suggest we ask ourselves when life’s demands seem overwhelming to us. A simple question with a centering result. Continue reading

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Mild Cognitive Impairment & Common Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs

These include ADVIL PM, ALEVE PM , PAXIL, TYLENOL PM, CLOZAPINE, BENEDRYL, PREDNISONE, OXYBUTYNIN, DIGOXIN,  and WARFARIN to greater and lesser effects. In  Cocktail of Popular Drugs May Cloud Brain , By Roni Caryn Rabin published in the NY TIMES … Continue reading

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Depression and Spontaneous Happiness

I highly recommend Spontaneous Happiness if you are seeking help and have not found relief from the traditional treatments. Also if you have not seen a professional about your concerns because you don’t want to go on drugs. Please get the help you need, and you can talk about medication later if it comes up. This new book will give you information to take to your Dr. or therapist, so that you can discuss your options. Don’t give up on your self. Continue reading

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Random thoughts on Creativity, our Brains, Steve and Albert

Clearing my desk, I found a haiku I wrote which started this creative train of thought for my blog today. fall shadows fallingchanging light toward healingmother nature rests________________ Albert Einstein said “the intuitive mind is a Sacred Gift, and the … Continue reading

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Poetry After Meditation

Technorati Tags: meditation,poetry prompt,automatic writing Those who meditate know that every meditation session is not outstanding, deep or special. Sometimes it’s difficult to still the mind, other times it’s an in and out experience. Last week this is what flowed … Continue reading

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Without a Vision, What Moves Us into Action

Have you wondered how you can  achieve or contribute to your higher purpose if you can’t yet see the big picture at the end? I got stuck here and went into waiting mode thinking I had to have the clear … Continue reading

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29th Verse of The Tao Te Ching

Is it possible times haven’t changed that much over the last 2,500 years? I keep hearing about how fast the changes are coming these days. It feels that way, but let’s not confuse speed and chaos with reaching a higher consciousness.

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Are You Your Body?

There is little to tell. My consciousness has never associated itself with this temporary body….The words of Anandamayi Ma

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Violent Video Games Ruling and the Brain

In a 7-to-2 decision, the Federal Supreme Court struck down California’s restriction on the sale of violent games to minors using the 1st Amendment as their reason. Justice Scalia likened the games to the protection given to books, plays and … Continue reading

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Writing to Change the World by Pipher

When you change yourself and you change the world. If your intention is also to make the world a better place with through speaking or writing, then you will find Pipher’s personal thoughts and observations, elaboration on writer’s formats and techniques to use and, many references and quotes from such inspirational people as Thich Nhat Hanh as motivating as I have. Pipher’s book’s tagline reads, “An inspiring guide for transforming the world with words.”
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Now Consciousness: Exploring the World Beyond Thought

The ultimate use of wisdom is the realization of the limitations of consciousness as we know it. It is wisdom that can finally lead to self discovery, which is the birth of intelligence. A saturation point must be reached within our consciousness: we must see the self-enclosing nature of thought. The never-ending rat race must be seen for what it really is. This can happen at any point in time. It is wisdom which can open our eyes to the facts of life.”
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Nature and Meditation

I invited Delaine Gately to share her personal story of initial emergence into a more authentic life for her. She titles it Canyon Memories “I found freedom on the Colorado River, riding the rapids at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.  … Continue reading

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Thankful for Meditation Poem

I wrote this poem after meditation one morning at Meditation Mount. It is my expression of Lucille Cedercrans teachings, and in particular to her book Nature of the Soul. Her teachings are similar to Alice Bailey and D.K’s work, but … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Clean Your Plate

With all the news about the obesity epidemic, not cleaning your plate is the motto of the day…or is it? I was startled to read that about 40% of food produced in the U.S. isn’t consumed. If thrown in the trash or left to rot or provide a haven for bacteria in your fridge, it eventually goes into landfills. Once there, it produces methane, a greenhouse gas that is 23 times more potent in trapping heat than carbon dioxide.

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