Healing the Heart

When a wound heals, the scar tissue the remains is stronger. Inside every wound is a precious gem of a gift, you only need wash and nurture the wound to full healing. In the search box to the right, enter your emotional, spiritual, or heart deep wound to find the gifts it offers. It’s only

Fight or Flight – When an Escape Becomes an Adventure

 When an Escape Becomes an Adventure While on our evacuee escape Irma road trip, my 14 year old companion asked me what my super secret super hero power is. She mentioned that she has this skill of playing complete songs in her head from start to finish without a radio or streaming music player. I

Fight or Flight – Escaping Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma:  Fight or Flight?   One week ago today, the news warned of the power and potency of Hurricane Irma, named after a German War Goddess. I was in Indian Harbour Beach FL, a coastal barrier island near Melbourne FL. As Hurricane Irma marched through the Caribbean, I faced the ultimate decision: Fight or

Dream Chasing Ain’t for Sissies

The Moment Between Sleep and Awake That moment, right before you’re fully awake when you realize your dream is a dream, and you remember all the details of what just happened… It’s the moment of truth, honest purity, deep reality. When you wake up, you want to dive back in, live out the last pieces

Centered in Myself from the Inside Out

Twenty Years of Connection I sat down with Maurice at Mary’s Market over a slice of turtle cheesecake and a gluten sensitive muffin. As we have many times over the twenty years since we dated in college, we caught up on life. The conversation was a splattering of seemingly superficial topics: my travels, his kids,

Joyfully Sharing Life

Joyfully Sharing Life with a Toddler One afternoon, while lying on my yoga mat, my eighteen-month-old nephew plopped himself down at my head and started playing with my face. He pinched my nose, squished my cheeks, poked my eyes, and tugged on my ears. Some of his curiosity was tender, other parts were a tad painful,

Let Go of What You Want

When you let go of what you want… [this is an excerpt from my not yet published autobiography The Gift Inside the Wound] One early morning, my brother, Dave took a lengthy drive and a somewhat rocky hike to a bay to surf at sunrise. Just on the outer lip of the bay was a


DeJaVu A week before Valentine’s Day 2017, I sat on Pa’ia Bay Beach, watching my brother body surf on a cloudy afternoon. His wife and son walked along the shoreline, while I tracked his every stroke and flutter across the waves. Everything about that particular moment was comfortingly familiar. The scent of the ocean, the pitbull

Letting Go of Being Wrong

My First Book When I was in first grade, my class spent an entire week on the “All About ME” project. By the end of the week, we had each created a booklet of several pages including details about family, home, likes and dislikes, and more. The last task was to design the cover with


Being an Empath This last weekend, I taught a Chakra Certification course at Sense of Samadhi in Yorkville IL. One particular student in the class, as happens with many of my clients, was experiencing the effects of being an EMPATH. We all know that feeling, empathy, of being close to someone and feeling their emotions

Letting Go and My Wings Still Work!

Deep Breath…Here Goes… On Thursday night, my boyfriend decided our relationship was over. I know I am an intense and powerful force. I am proud of these traits, and I recognize that these assets may be too much for others. As a result of this break-up, I am a “couch-hopping homeless individual.” Since Thursday, I

Letting Go…..

Where focus goes….energy flows. For two weeks now, I’ve been writing and blogging and Facebook Living about Letting Go. I chose the theme and have been sharing stories from my journal from four years ago. I thought, hey, I got this. I can teach about it now. I let go, and then after a looong

Ideal vs. Real

Let Go or Be Dragged This Zen Proverb pretty much sums up my experience of divorce. I had a choice, to let go of what I thought was ideal, or be dragged through the mud and rocky terrain of what was real. I suppose, in all honesty, I dragged my husband through the last years


A Shattered Heart Four years ago this week, I experienced the greatest pain of LETTING GO. The man I had dedicated my life to unconditionally pierced his talons through my chest. Like the scene in Indiana Jones Temple of Doom, he pulled the part of his heart that he had given me out of my

Winter Solstice

The Day That Christmas Died This year, I decorated for Christmas for the first time in nearly fifteen years. I hung my grandmother’s favorite holiday dress (which was my mother’s red prom dress) on the window beside the tree. She wore this dress many Christmas Eve’s while preparing Javanese dinner for the families of her

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Listen to your body when it whispers,
and you will never have to hear it scream.

To educate is to pull out from within.

We aim to pull out the innate wisdom that lives inside your muscle memory.

We don’t heal you. We teach you how to heal yourself from the inside out.

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Healing from the Inside Out