Exercise Rocks — Part 2 of a Series on the Transformational Power of Exercise

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 […]

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The Transformational Power of Exercise, part 1

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. […]

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The Power of Willingness

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 […]

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Bittersweet

  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 […]

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Impeccable

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 […]

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Rumi in Love

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 […]

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Gibran on Beauty

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 […]

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Water drops

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?    

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Trees

    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 […]

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Earth, Moon and Stars

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.)

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