Sunday, April 22, 2018


Greetings, Lovely Souls!

This weekend has been one of great insight.  I just came off the two-day “Love Your Earthly Being” weekend extravaganza for Earth Day with my hosting partner Origins at South Coast Plaza.

This event was more than a chance for others to “Get Rooted in Self-Care,” but one that ‘sprouted’ great health and wellness conversation with promotional partners Sprouts Farmers Market; seasonal produce awareness with Seasons 52, and tasting the sweet nectar of life with Nekter Juice Bar.

When spearheading the creation of this event together, the main goal was to promote community awareness and to provide a healthy understanding of how we are connected with Mother Earth from the inside out, not just on Earth Day… but every day by way of plants.

Origins’ Christine Wisener and I were delighted to see those who came out for this (Thank You) as well as the support we received from media on this venture.  It has been an arduous labor of love to create.  Those who ‘got it’ … understood the multi-tiered message that was greater than self-care and self-awareness, but self-preservation by preserving one’s planet residence, our part in it by our own choices, small or large – though for the bigger picture, it must take that first initial step to see our part. 

Our brainchild was born initially from the mutual desire to reach people and try to make a difference by providing something unique even if it was a stretch to bring people indoors for Earth Day weekend on one of our most beautiful springtime weekends at 80 degrees.

We were glad to see that this weekend was filled with gasps of enlightenment, as others learned about their own health (inside and out) for the first time.  Some people were excited to learn about how they can feel a difference in what they put on their skin. As corny as this may sound, this was lovely from the surface level… and yes, it went much deeper than that.  Gaining a deeper understanding that as your habits change, you can transform the health of your human’s largest organ.  This took things to another level learning why it is important to choose products from nature.  

Continuing the momentum ride going even further is responsibility, with trees, growth, planting, and the bigger picture of plant life.  

A preteen accompanying their parents in the store picked up the potted lamb’s ear perennial plant, having never seen one before. She was not aware it drought tolerant or what that meant.  It was eye opening to see someone become intrigued by this concept, actually become interested in wanting to learn more, and proving we have so much information to share going forward to create awareness and change, understanding and hopefully some impact. 

Others gathered information from and about our partners, receiving education on what goes into their body and how to improve their health with whole ingredients, how to manage health and nutrition and the seasonal shift of how it all connects.

I was able to have the great privilege to help many get firmer footing with their grounding within, trying to improve internal communication changes to reduce anxiety, stress, fatigue, balance, and regrouping in how people see the world, their place in it, as well as how they see themselves. 

It is rewarding and I take great joy in being the communicative LINK for this ‘beyond the conventional’ concept however I am able to convey a looking glass for others to see a tweak in the perception that is suddenly possible.  I want to say thank you to those who felt comfortable and vulnerable enough to share and reveal a piece of their truth, their heart, and a corner of their world with me.  I value your trust and know how daunting it can be to walk in, meet a stranger, and suddenly spill your guts and your life to me.  Your hugs, your tears, your smiles, your relief are all a gift.  Thank you.

With that said, I want to write this as a reminder to everyone – YOUR INNER LINK TO LEARNING IS ALIVE WITHIN YOU.  It never dies.  We have the potential to learn something new every day.  Your openness to learning can change your world and your life going forward for what you choose to honor within your own being.  The quality of life can improve with knowledge, which can empower you to keep growing, expanding your choices and your own growth to being peaceful, joyful and have the kind of life you want to live.

The event this weekend provided many things.  What happened collectively is I realized that whatever lives we could touch, we do just that.  That is what matters for it has the power to take on its own ripple through osmosis. While we all can feel proud of the work we all did to create this event, the truth is that it is the people we were able to help, which ultimately transformed all of us as well. 

Everyone walks away with insight, shared knowledge, a feeling of understanding something bigger than the energy we all share and that my friends is called CONNECTION.
Let me site an example…

I watched seven children twist the dial of the “Peace of Mind” gumball machine for the peppermint sensory gumballs, I was amused because the action represented a magnetic GPS ‘knowing’ of what a human needs even at a young age.  I was mildly disturbed (and yet relieved) in the same breath that children would be recognizing the fact they ‘needed’ peace of mind, which tells you the state of the human condition and an ‘awareness’ simultaneously.  I was joyful in the idea that there is hope if there is awareness….that there is open mindedness for change.  It exists.

Oh and yes, I was able to gain deeper connection on another level when a child watched the ball drop through the downward spiral, get stuck (the way a pinball gets stuck) and just sit there waiting to be reclaimed.

In that moment as I watched the little boy with his brother mentally try to problem solve how to get the ball out of the ‘stuck place’ – I was immediately drawn to help, but asked them first if they needed the help in order to give them the authority to state what they needed. The little boy looked up at me with huge acknowledging eyes and said “Thank you.” 

Gads, my heart….  I grabbed it in that moment, because I saw that he wasn’t just acknowledging my willingness to help, but he was first acknowledging my giving him the authority to state he needed it without assuming he needed it even if it was obvious to other human eyes he had a dilemma.

This was magical, folks.  Magical.  After I tilted the machine to try to dislodge the stuck gumball, and it finally made its way down the rest of the spiral chute, before he even claimed it he looked up one more time to say ‘Thank you’ a second time, but this time for the victory of the retrieval and it was different.

Thus, it is vital to begin a stream of consciousness internally, bridging awareness, both for what we do as humans and as souls like this moment, just as much as it is vital for what we do as a consumer and what we do for ourselves as humans residing here.

The one advantage kids have is that they are in touch with what they need for self-care, whereas we adults often forget or put self-care on the back-burner. Still, I was glad to see the consciousness in the adults who let their guard down enough to say 'I deserve this, and I need this' in the wave of realizing that self-care is not selfish, it is necessary to refuel one's soul in order for this cycle of giving to continue growing.

With this weekend being Earth Day weekend, a few people were talking about improving the environment.  My own consciousness began in first grade, when my elementary school enforced grades K-6 each student to “save” every newspaper all-year-long and bring it to the school recycling drive.  This was to raise funds for the school, as well as educate students on why this is good for our planet.  We were given assignments to fill glass bottles with sand to put in our home toilet tanks to raise the water level so less water would be used.  This was public school.

I shared this story today, and a couple people were shocked to learn that a child’s mind could grasp this concept and bring it forward into adulthood.  After meeting several adults who have ‘lost touch’ with Earth…I see how vital it is to the mainstream to know we’re all connected as energy and that for this consciousness to continue, we need to continue to embrace what it is we can do, rather than what we cannot.  

Our root of our being is always there right within us, and it is always waiting to be reclaimed, rediscovered, and reignited.  It does not matter whether you are an adult, a preteen, or a child, each person has the ability to ground themselves in their own LINK of reconnection to learning. 

We are all lucky to get the opportunity to learn every day. Stay open to what you can learn and that learning can in turn provide an opportunity to expand awareness for others, not just from the returning to the root level of natural human instinct to protect and preserve, but also to continue to be loving human beings because there is much more of all of us to give when we take care of ourselves first.  This provides a greater capacity to take care of each other even better!

As I witnessed humans taking a breath rediscovering the piece of their lives that is missing, the connection to the planet and the connection within, I see there is much work to be done.  In order for us all to find that peace of mind, my only hope is to continue to do this with my like-minded collaborators to continue the wave of awareness.

I have always said that Earth Day is Every Day… and my hope is that this becomes a reality and that our own connection to our own daily world is one that is healthy from the inside out with the kind of consciousness to create complete health and wellness for all.


Saturday, April 14, 2018


Precautionary action is a powerful and we all have that specific ability to put our finger on our pulse of being to determine what it is we truly need. There are times when we are in control of this; and other times when we are not and we have to put our hand in the air and let go.  However, first we need to understand how to nurture that fortification link: 

So let me ask you…

  • ·         What do you need?

  • ·         What supports your being?

  • ·         Where can you revive your spirit?

  • ·         How will you find the way to excavating your own endurance?

  • ·         When will that feeling of satisfaction sustain the existing momentum, to kick in the ultimate fuel?

  • ·         How long will you take necessary breaks/sabbaticals to take care of your own energy and how will you set appropriate and realistic goals and boundaries for this to anchor in your truth?

These loaded questions are the questions I want to ask you so that you can feel empowered by answering them as you navigate your way through that second activation propeller to keep going.

You can revisit today’s exercise repeatedly when you need that recharge.
Here are some soul vitamins from my December 2017 blog, which are ‘evergreen’ and ‘never expire.’ REKINDLING THE LINK TO YOUR INTERNAL FLAME:

I felt the need to post this because each quarter of the year, people get into funky slumps and crossroads.  With many of my clients feeling bombarded on all sides, I thought I would address how “NORMAL” these crossroads slumps are, but first we need to recognize them:

  • First quarter, people are energized with all of their New Year goals and resolutions, but are still recovering from a super packed holiday season and recurrences of the flu while dealing with taxes.
  • Second quarter, people are coming off of taxes entering into spring bombarded with everyone coming out of winter hibernation trying to ‘overbook the calendar’ that you are trying to manage.  Part of you is wondering where all of these people were when you had the down time, just as your own momentum needs to gain traction and you need to keep building/growing forward, trying to juggle many things.

  • Third quarter you may feel wiped out, trying not to miss life and the great weather, but things get out of balance the other direction, which is fine, but this ends up putting a crunch on fourth quarter.

  • Fourth quarter becomes daunting, with year-end wrap up, a barrage of holidays, with your own buckling down to get serious on loose-end tie-ups from the procrastination list, in order to feel good about the year ending on a good note.

It is cyclical, Lovely Souls.  I SEE YOU.  This is the human treadmill….and unless we address the cycle and what is/isn’t working and how to work through it, you may fell off-kilter and miss getting in touch with fortifying that momentum link which needs addressing. 

So look at all of the questions above.  Work through your answers and have them available to easily access at every turn, every quarter and every transition of energy balancing, and you’ll feel prepared to fortify your own momentum link exactly as you need to do it at will. 

There is one other thing you need to remember, and that is there are some things completely out of your control.  When you release that worry about ‘getting what you need’ for your fortification link, sometimes the Universe delivers what you need when you are unable to get the clarity, but you just have to be aware to see it.

My goal is to empower you to look at things you normally would not make time to see, so you are able to take on whatever life throws at you smoothly with your own grounding in place for your ultimate well-being. 


Sunday, April 8, 2018


Cleanliness is next to Godliness as they say.  However, there are two sides to this ‘hot mess’ issue inside your being, outside in your external life, your home sanctuary environment, and your thoughts, your feelings, your actions, and your words.

When it comes to “SPRING CLEANING” – you may have thought about this only as a one-dimensional component of your life.

Even the neatest OCD neat freaks have clean up to do.  While it is lovely to have clean floors and counters, an immaculate kitchen, bathroom, and interior and exterior of your car…what clean-up have you done on the inside of YOU?

Here is a video shot two years ago, which is relevant for what I am talking about, but we will take this several dimensions further.

Now, that you have had an overview of the obstacles you place in front of you in “messing up” your world with the clutter that doesn’t need to be there, let’s look at something we haven’t talked about to expand this topic beyond where this video left off.


Where are you stuck?  Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? 

  • Stop telling yourself this, because you are manifesting it.  Try “I’m healthy and energetic.”

Do you believe you cannot do something?  Do you feel you will either fail or succeed, is that a fear?

  • ·         Try, “I can do this.”  “I will not fail.”  “I can succeed just by trying!”

Do you project negative outcome before giving it a chance?  Do you think “Oh, ___ won’t happen because…”  Or “______ will never listen to me” Or “______ can’t do anything about ______.”

  • ·         Try, “Anything is possible.”  “Let’s find out.”  “If I communicate it, we can hope for a positive outcome.”  “Change is inevitable, so let’s try_____”


If you feel that flaky people surround you, you need to continue to be the example of the opposite: 

  • ·         Only make promises you can deliver.  Show up when you say you will be somewhere.  If you hate it when others are late, always be prompt. 

If you are feeling like you are stuck in a rut, choose to break it:

  • Try something new – it doesn’t have to be big… you can take small actions daily to change up your world, even if it means going a different route to work or changing up the time of day you do your routine tasks. 

If you are constantly doing things you regret, chances are you are into self-sabotage.

  • Take a step back and really look at what you are doing.

  • ·         Check in with yourself to ask yourself WHY you are doing it.

  • ·         Take inventory of the positive vs. negative impact of these actions.

  • ·         Ask yourself why you are impulsive, and how your life can improve by being more patient with yourself before you take action.

When you begin to understand “why” you do something and grasp the “reason” for why you do things that are not good for you– this is where you start to begin to comprehend WHAT changes need to take place.

It begins with acknowledgement.  When you see it, it is easier to change how you go about doing things.

If you are constantly losing things, unable to find things, feeling disorganized:

  • Get real with yourself.  First, you have to admit your shortcomings; once you do, you can embrace who you are and what your actual “habits” are.  You need to get out of your head thinking that you are “chaos” – because the more you believe this, the more you will actually be disorganized!  This may sound strange to you, but it is true.

Instead, think “I can help myself stay organized/on top of finding thing better if I ______”
Once you get in this ‘mind set’ – come up with three ways you can actually achieve this.
1)     Create a ‘go-to’ default place where you need your essentials and develop a new habit to place things in this place ONLY, each time. Before you know it, this becomes a new habit and you have solved your issue.

2)     Write notes to yourself.  This may sound ‘silly’ to you, but if you don’t write things down, things don’t become embedded or REAL in your head, therefore your human does not follow-suit to take action to change the habit.  Documentation is one of the keys to solving your own problems.  When it doubt, write it down.

3)     Tackle issues in small steps. The number one obstacle for most people is getting ‘overwhelmed’ or feeling like everything is a ‘daunting task.’  Well, sure… it seems that way if you look at it that way. Make a pact with yourself to do one thing to help yourself….”Today, I will tackle this pile of paper,” Or “Today, I will throw out XYZ.”  Small steps add up to the bigger picture.

Are you tired of being stressed out, or unable to focus?   

Change can only happen if you get to the core truth of why you have these behaviors in your life.  It begins with what you choose to manage every day and what you value from the start.

  • Make an inventory list of what you want to change, and what ‘messes’ you want to clean up.  Clean up cannot begin if it is all cluttered in your own head.

This may seem like a no brainer, where you’re saying “Duh” – but ask yourself if you have actually made this list or can find this list, and if you actually pay attention to look at this list and (THIS IS THE BIG ONE) actually take action daily, faithfully to execute it…

Moreover, it is here, you will see why it either has or has not occurred, based on the attention you choose to give it.

Cleaning up what no longer serves you can help you make the changes you need to create in your life.  You do not have to subscribe to the idea that the clean up cannot happen. 

Your life is like one giant storage unit that needs attention.  Chances are there is stuff buried in there that is gathering cobwebs, is dusty, and has not even been looked at, used, or brought out into the light.

When you see it – you will know what it is you need to do.

Whether it is purging the behavior or tweaking the behavior – it all begins with acknowledging it or embracing the behavior first.  Unless you choose to ‘own it’ – you cannot begin dealing with it.

HAPPY SPRING CLEANING ---- does not have to be only in the spring!   

You can literally spring into action anytime, but it begins with you and that first sweep.   
So let’s start sweeping!