A picture speaks a thousand stories: A client’s truth

I have to thank my client B. for allowing me to share this story. When she first started working with me, the concept of talking to and learning from her own body and inner wisdom was foreign. During our sessions together and also by participating in my Alchemy of Self Healing online class, B. found […]

Release Your Small Stories… Embrace the Bigger Canvas

In case you’re wondering, I’m referring to both the bigger canvas of the vast world around us as well as s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g into the bigger canvas of you. Yes, the fabric of YOU. Why is this canvas critical to embrace for optimal creating and/or healing? Your soul needs room to Breathe. To create a new job, […]

Blending Opportunities: A Recipe for Renewal

Last week I gave you an example of looking for a pattern in your body so that you might identify it and decide how it is serving you. (Hint: Oftentimes, these patterns are NOT operating in your current best interests.) Before you seek outside assistance with old operating patterns lodged in your body or aura, […]

Thrift Store Gratitude, A Story

Taken from my book, The Alchemy of Self Healing, Chapter 3, pages 88-91 Essay: Super Thrift Store On Saticoy near Woodman in deepest darkest Van Nuys, sits the Super Thrift Store. It is a dismal looking building, but it’s a Hollywood costumer’s secret garden. Due to the scavenger energy required to work through the racks […]

Endings and Beginnings

Paradox in the Natural Scheme of Things For me, Winter represents a paradox. It’s both cold (temperature). The end of a year, a sometimes sobering completion or ending. And to some, it is a reckoning. On the other hand. Winter can be viewed as warm (holidays, family, friends). A joyous wrap up leaving you eager […]

Create a Spontaneous Remission

You’ve heard about spontaneous remissions, right? In the context of Ripley’s Believe it or Not, you can imagine a woman limping — until she steps behind the magic curtain. And then comes out dancing a jig. Do you believe it? Maybe. Or maybe not. Frankly, Ripley didn’t care. But I do. Because I’ve seen truly […]

The Burnished Part of You

Lately my focus involves helping my clients get down to the burnished, formerly tarnished bits of themselves … and polishing those bits to a gleam. I’m reminded of the Leonard Cohen song about cracks being how light gets in. And of the Japanese art of Kintsugi, whereby broken pottery is repaired with veins of gold. […]

The liver who wished to be a gallbladder

Doesn’t that sound silly? And futile? And a little bit sad that a perfectly valuable liver would spend precious time wanting to be something else? You see where I’m going with this, right? No organ in your body wastes its precious time wishing to be a different organ. If it did, your body would feed […]

John of God or Drag Queen Bingo?

I’m turning 60 this year. And if you’d asked me yesterday, I’d have said I plan to go to Brazil to experience John of God for my birthday. Today? I’ve decided to stay home and book the Drag Queen Bingo folks in West Hollywood for a party. (I figure if I’m gonna be bingo age, […]

No One Is Fine and Yet All Is Well

When you ask someone how they are and they answer, “Fine,” what crosses your mind? Me? I think “Ugh.” Because no one is really fine. Oh, they may be ecstatic. Or over the moon. Or sad, mad or glad. But fine? When I try to conjure up what fine means to me, all I think […]