Champagne problems…

Monday morning, I rose up from bed with an itch in my belly along with probably a dozen Nymphalidae butterflies (No, not just any butterflies… they’re the prettiest, I think). I said my thank yous, meditated, packed a fridge full of vegetables and fruits, put them in ice coolers and loaded the car with what […]

Channel into discovery

  On my way back home from the holiday trip this year, I treated myself to a little inspiration packed in the shape of a magazine (two of them to be exact). I always seem to be drawned to OK! And People Magazine, but this time of the year… I needed a little more umph […]

Call me Grandma Moses

At a memorial service, a couple of weeks ago, I bumped into an old friend from school. We talked about the trivial stuff of life and then we started talking about our new found selves. He has become his own man, a very generous one I found out that day, and while I was sharing […]

Anatomy of a Health Coach

With more than 2,000 people attending (and other thousands live streaming) the IIN conference, I felt chills all over. We all held our palms over our heads, our mouths and our hearts and… next thing I know, the lyrics of “Living on a prayer” became a mantra the thousands of us sang to and we […]

Life matters

I’ve always been a huge fan of SJP’s ability of writing (as the amazing Carrie Bradshaw). She seemed to be right on spot in matters regarding fashion and friendship… relationships and emotional issues were not her forté (that’s just me). So, in more ways than one, her talented devotion towards her macbook and the pursuit […]

Looking ahead or dwelling on the past…

My mentor shared once that people have the ability to rekindle on harsh or painful memories in a fraction of a second, but when encountered with the question of “where are you going to be two years from now?”, we balk. It is astounding at how we manage to live so intensely in the past […]

What a wonderful world

After more than 35 interpretations and almost 50 years of the song playing in the radios, Louis Armstrong’s voice kept sounding in my head all week long. Having gone to more than 4 doctors these last 4 days, I can honestly say how draining it is to be antsy (add in scared, emotional, etc), waiting for a […]

The importance of being earnest

One of the many reasons why I think that support groups are off the chart amazing is the accountability one has. After joining more than my share of support groups (all from grief to overeating), the  one that I joined last has me baffled and amazed at the results. A group of select women joined […]

A cleansing date

One of the biggest challenges I encountered at the beginning of my path of self discovery was sitting with myself, without TV or any white noise in the back. I could hardly grab a book or just sit with myself to meditate. As of the last 6 years or so, I met this very interesting […]