1. What is healing?

Healing is a trendy topic, a trendy word these days. If you spend time on #mentalhealth social media, you see the terms “healing” and “toxic” thrown around a lot. Words mean different things to different people. To me, healing means letting go of the past and taking action toward one’s vision for a good and… Continue reading 1. What is healing?

10 Questions: How Can I Heal?

1. What is healing? 2. Why do I want to heal? (How do I wish to live?) 3. What support do I have TODAY? (Gratitude practice) 4. How can I enjoy nature today? 5. How can I care for my body today? 6. How can I transcend my thoughts today? 7. How can I change… Continue reading 10 Questions: How Can I Heal?

real creativity

i want to write today but i don’t know what to write about. i don’t want to lecture – i am tired of hearing my pronouncements and self-cherishing. it just so happens today was an on-campus teaching day and often when i am in front of my students, i wonder why they are even listening… Continue reading real creativity

Addicted to self help

Of all the things one can be addicted to, perhaps self help addiction is the least damaging. But like any other unconscious compulsive behavior, constant SEEKING takes us away from peace and equanimity. Powerful market forces trade on our resistance to present moment awareness and appreciation- self help is a is $13.2 billion industry. Santosha,… Continue reading Addicted to self help


note to self: the discomfort of change is like the discomfort of birth. in the moment it is so difficult and painful and rough and humbling (for me it was, anyway). but what comes after it is amazing. an epic gift and presence, so worth the temporary discomfort. keep going.

Things I once thought would be the line of demarcation indicating I’m happy and complete

1. When I got my first full time job. 2. When I moved out of my parents’ house. 3. When I could afford to give up roommates and have my own space. 4. When I had a boyfriend. 5. When I became a Vice President at my job. 6. When I was a boss of… Continue reading Things I once thought would be the line of demarcation indicating I’m happy and complete

the five kleshas

according to patanjali, the five kleshas are the five obstacles to yoga … the state of peace and union. my teacher talks about them often, and i can certainly see them at play in my own life. The obstacles are: 1) lack of knowledge (or understanding)2) egoism3) attachment4) aversion and 5) fear I’m sure i… Continue reading the five kleshas


i’ve been in a life transition for a few years and have struggled to get over the hump. i have found myself repeatedly going back to the old, despite knowing it’s time to release it and move forward. earlier this week i met with an energy healer who did a “soul DNA” scan. i was… Continue reading doris