Your body and brain make love to each other when you dare to create –– excited neurons firing like crazy passion when you dance, sing, write, act, sculpt, paint, express your own vision, however strange or transgressive it may seem. Of course you can! I heard you out there Oh, but I can’t. Who told you that? […]

August in Bend, Oregon, is a time to be outdoors, in the mountains, on the rivers, in the garden, celebrating with gratitude our place in the natural world, our gifts of sunshine and clean air. That’s what I’m doing, and I hope you are, too. My classes and individual sessions will resume in September. Learn […]

This warm day I’m treasuring quiet – occasional bird song through an open window, my studio fountain evoking a small mountain spring, now and then a breeze stirring a wind chime, that’s all.  I’ve lived enough years in cities to appreciate the rarity and privilege in this.  Soon I’ll climb the sixteen steps to my […]

Ancient truths become new again, pleasure is good medicine.  Beauty helps us heal, qigong meditation lowers stress, singing and dancing with others reduces anxiety and depression, good olive oil is beneficial in our diets…just a few theories scientists have recently announced they’ve tested and found true.  I want to hug them all for their wide-eyed […]

These late winter days, turning to the quiet inside, you may come face-to-face with unexpected sadness, sadness for present pain, past loss, betrayal, disappointment, and most of all, lost dreams.  Sadness is an honorable emotion, worth exploring on its own, but I promise you, dreams are never lost, only waiting to be rediscovered and transformed […]