I came across this quote the other day. It rang true in my heart. Belief is the essence of why this statement is so true. I’ve been studying the placebo research over the past decade and the results are, in a word, stunning. For years people have jokingly referred to something being a “placebo” as

I just had my first blog piece published by the health and lifestyle site, MindBodyGreen. The piece is based on the work I’ve been doing with my creative partner, Gary Malkin, called What Makes Your Heart Sing? Click here to read the entire piece, and be sure to Like it, Share it, Comment, Tweet, and otherwise

Praise for Sonic Sanctuaries

Thursday, 24 April 2014 by

Sonic Sanctuaries – Catalysts for an Inspired Life. The first collaboration between Emmy-award winning composer Gary Malkin, and noted author, consultant and former Broadway actor Bruce Cryer, Sonic Sanctuaries is a rich guided imagery double CD to bring the spirit of What Makes Your Heart Sing into your daily life. With a script written and

Bittersweet

Thursday, 19 December 2013 by

Bittersweet. Moments of mixed emotions. A beautiful sunset shared with a dear friend but soon they have to leave. A touching movie with an ending that left us sad. A relationship with so many wonderful things to share together, but “those things” that worry us, or annoy or even anger us about our partner. Life

After I published Part 1 of this series on Exercise, I told my personal trainer Pete, “I blogged about you!” At first he didn’t know what to think. And then a smile of acknowledgement came across his face, knowing what he and I have accomplished together. Because if there’s one thing I have learned deep

I’ve become an exercise junkie. In some ways that’s been true my whole life, but after surgery for cancer, treatment for staph infections, and the replacement of both hips, the thought of ever doing serious, energizing, life-affirming exercise again seemed a distant dream. I was hoping for a life where walking was no longer painful.

The Power of Willingness

Thursday, 19 December 2013 by

This post is adapted from “Sonic Sanctuaries: Catalysts for an Inspired Life”, created by Gary Malkin and me. This guided imagery CD will be available September 2013.  Recovering from a serious illness, then facing more surgeries to deal with chronic debilitating pain, taught me a lot about the importance of having willingness in life. How

Impeccable

Monday, 07 January 2013 by

A dear friend of mine recently told me she aspired to lead an “impeccable life.” After a life struggling against various addictions, she has been strong, healthy, and empowered for more than one year and motivated to become impeccable, and therefore a role model for others struggling as she did. I told her that I

Rumi in Love

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 by

On this day December 17th in 1273 A.D., the beloved Sufi master known as Rumi passed from this world to the next. I stopped today to honor his marvelous life of inspiration and love. Some would say that to speak of love as passionately and even romantically as Rumi did is inappropriate at a time

Gibran on Beauty

Sunday, 02 December 2012 by

This blog is a place of love, of inspiration, and of beauty. I am sitting today in my brother’s lovely home in Washington DC, a place of unusual beauty, much of it honoring America. But it is also such an international city with its many embassies and international headquarters. So other cultures of the world

Water drops

Monday, 26 November 2012 by

It’s miraculous to think of all the reasons water is essential to life on earth. I will spare you the stats. This blog is about beauty and inspiration, so I’ll let the drops tell their own story. I hope you enjoy listening and looking and feeling….. what does your heart tell you?    

Trees

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 by

late autumn colors near my home majestic redwoods We live, we die, and like the grass and trees, renew ourselves from the soft earth of the grave. Stones crumble and decay, faiths grow old and they are forgotten, but new beliefs are born. The faith of the villages is dust now… but it will grow

Earth, Moon and Stars

Thursday, 15 November 2012 by

Many people know me by the photos i post of nature, space, remarkable people, often accompanied by inspiring quotes of Rumi, Gibran, Maya Angelou, Einstein or “anonymous”. Here are a collection of some of my favorite images of this remarkable planet and what we can see from here. Enjoy! (All images courtesy of NASA.gov.)

The Healing

Saturday, 10 November 2012 by

I have enjoyed a largely healthy life, with a few exceptions. I had the common tonsilectomy and an uncommon bout of pneumonia as a 5-6 year old. Later I got overly enthusiastic about jumping and after months of competitive broad jumping in my basement, I had injured my heels so badly, I was given a forced

Perfection

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 by

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The spiritual life is a lifelong process of removing the obstacles to a life of love …. without fear. A life of hope…. without dread. A life of peace …. without turmoil.

The Medusa Nebula

Friday, 26 October 2012 by

“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.” ― e.e. cummingsThe Medusa Nebula  Braided, serpentine filaments of glowing gas suggest this nebula’s popular name, The Medusa Nebula. Also known as Abell 21, this Medusa is an old planetary nebula some 1,500 light-years away in the constellation Gemini. Like its mythological namesake, the nebula

Milky Way Galaxy Doomed

Monday, 11 June 2012 by

Will our Milky Way Galaxy collide one day with its larger neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy? Most likely, yes. Careful plotting of slight displacements of M31’s stars relative to background galaxies on recent Hubble Space Telescope images indicate that the center of M31 could be on a direct collision course with the center of our home

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Venus Transit 2012

Tuesday, 05 June 2012 by

The Venus Transit is Happening! The rare transit of Venus across the face of the Sun in 2004 was one of the better-photographed events in sky history. Both scientific and artistic images flooded in from the areas that could see the transit: Europe and much of Asia, Africa, and North America. Scientifically, solar photographers confirmed

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