This is about that. This is a phrase, a mantra, I have quoted many times over the last 10 years. Meaning, what is perceived on the surface is not what is actually true. Ten years ago, I began a journey of breaking down walls, self-discovery and self-development. I lived a hard-shelled and emotionally stingy life, […]


Cue Vicente Fernandez.  High level research went into preparing for this trip to Mexico. Chef’s Table, Coco, Frieda, The Distance Between Us, Vincente, probably lots of chips and salsa and a few margaritas for good measure. Basically, thank you Hollywood for any ideas I may have about what I might expect while traveling to rural […]


It the 4th of July. America’s birthday. All the talk in the news and on the street is about who’s in and who’s out. Whether or not its right to separate families. Who are we America? What were we founded on and what do we stand for? I’ve seen the posts, the protests, the panic. […]


I was ignorant at worst, wishful at best, to think we were somehow untouchable. When I saw the press release my first thought was, “Really? Is this for real?” Followed closely by the surprise at my sudden awareness of how foolish I was to actually believe it couldn’t happen to us. Logically, I know better. […]


This morning, after taking the kids to school, I decided to wash my car. While driving in town, through town, I had an epiphany. I love driving! This morning, it was in silence. My own personal silence with a large windshield open to see a sliver of the lives of others. Men in business suits […]


“Are you always so in your head?” “Yes.” How many times have I been asked this question? Enough. Enough times to know that even when it isn’t said out loud, its being asked. And the answer is always, “yes.” Except when its not. In the trinity of what makes us human–mind, body, soul–my mind is […]


  You know more than you’ve ever cared to know about my spirit. You’ve gotten a bit of a frightening glance into my mind. But what about the body? This is the 3rd of the mind/body/spirit yoga trifecta. The body is what shows up to a yoga class, but so far hasn’t made much of […]