Monday, September 14, 2009

Holy Cow!! How the time flies!

So practically a whole year has passed and again my writing has gone to the wayside on this blog! But here I am. I decided to get back to it! And really that is all anyone does. Sometimes life is chaotic and fast. I have had many projects, trips, and work in the last year that have kept me very busy. As I look back, I realize that is how life moves. There are ebbs and flows of busy, and then space, and then busy, and then space...well you get it.
What have I learned from all that...take time out once in awhile. Be good to myself. Practice what I know will bring me balance. Enjoy it all! Live fully! This is it people, this is your life, your creation. What are you doing lately?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Where Have I Been!!

Wow, I cannot believe it's been two weeks already. I have been having some fun though, I must say... I celebrated my birthday on October 1st, we actually started the day before by eating dinner at The North India Bar and Grill- (it was delicious!), I went to the fair twice for musical concerts(one on my bday with Jeff and friends), worked 12 days out of the last 14 (about 25 hours of massage, 12 hours on MBS!!), I've been to 6 soccer games, 2 cross country meets, 1 volleyball game, 2 client's band gigs, 4 parties, played tennis(yeah!), went running( very slow for 3 miles) and went to farmer's market 3 times( I met a lovely Armenian woman there who promises to bake me a peach pie!). I fit a massage, a facial, and a hair cut in there too!

I sometimes forget how much I can do. Blogging all this is really helpful in learning to appreciate all the wonderful things that I do in a small amount of time. I highly recommend it! To all of you out there who are harried and hectic... Way to go! Look at all the fantastic ways you are choosing to LIVE!! YOU CHOOSE everything, everyday.
I choose everything, everyday! What a wonderful life!
Peace my friends.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Today good work was done!

I am learning new things all the time.  I am continually amazed at human behaviors, habits, and psyche.  It's more than meets the eye.  I am even more convinced that the way to everything you want is to love yourself and be compassionate with yourself.  

On a goofy note... I had some fun dancing to "At Last" by Etta James with my daughter(she's 8) before dinner.  She was an amazing dancer tonight with perfectly timed dips and all!  She even has amazing sultry faces to go with the romance of the song!  I have no idea why, but that was the song in my head this morning.  Go figure!  Hehehe.  The people closest to me know that I occasionally break into song out of no where.  Sometimes I will be reminded of a song when someone speaks.  I know it's odd, but it gives me such joy I cannot help myself.  

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Exciting news about MBS Consulting

Mind, Body & Spirit Consulting
As many of you know I have been practicing body work for close to 5 years. I have logged more than 2500 hours of massage and bodywork. In addition have kept up with my interests in health and wellness as pertaining to the body. Simultaneously, I have experienced intense counseling/mind, spirit therapy in many forms, totaling some 300 hours. All this has added to my education, experience, and desire to start a consulting business to support people looking to live an aware and fully present life.
I have had many people ask me questions over the years and I have spent many hours guiding, referring, and educated willing listeners. This has been a great joy for me! Recently, a client asked if I would sit with him and talk to him about some of the principles about living in the present. He was asking if I could help him on his life's journey to becoming more aware. After three times him asking, I agreed. After which it was glaringly apparent to me that I would need to write a plan of how I was going to offer myself. I started writing and with help from a colleague, 7 hours later MBS was born. The mission of MBS is below. If you are interested in our program email me at:

Mind, Body, Spirit
Mission Statement:

Give the clients useful tools to become present in the Mind/Body/Spirit always!
By providing support through meetings, calls, emails, exercises/tutorials, and education

"We know everything and know Nothing at all." ~unknown

To know everything is (our innate ability) to already have knowledge of what we need to feed our mind, body and spirit. Learning to access what is needed, helps us to move forward. Be humble confidence, trust in your knowing, bring you to restful presence.... so we may connect with "not knowing."
Not knowing is like a child opening a surprise present. Exciting. Fun. In the moment.
Be Open.

Everything you do touches someone else.

Hurting and Hiding

I am soberly aware of people's choices of using escape ladders for pain. Through my experience, the ladders that we use to transport ourselves, even in brevity, are ways we get stuck, and perpetuate pain. Facing what is perceived as the culprit or crux of hardship is not prevalently used in our society. Denial, avoidance, and codependency are weaved through our society as acceptable behaviors to deal with hurt and pain. Of course, we're in denial about that!
I guess growing up around many ladders, and then seeing in myself the times in my life I justified using them, has shown me that it perpetuates misconceptions of the true essence of ourselves.
I can remember as a young child that I lived in my head. It was a creative world that was beautiful, imaginative, and served me well. Joyously, I was isolated and disconnected from the present and my pain. The down side to that ladder was that it wasn't real, and I was isolated and disconnected from the present and my pain. I realize of course as children in negative situations we use what we can to survive in less than optimal situations, but the patterning of the mind, personality, and habits take hold.
It makes sense that if you try a ladder even for a day or an hour and it serves you, you can get lost in believing that the ladder is the way out.
However, nothing can replace, or stand in, for the joy, peace, and bliss that is found by being. Being fully present, connected to yourself and all in existence. Allowing the free flow of energy to pass and fill you in that connection, and being open to sharing freely to everyone and everything is the ultimate hug. When we are hurting and in pain this hug brings healing calm, and love into, around, and through us.
Through self love we can find the strength to leave negativity behind. In being present in pain we can explore healthy ways of returning balance.
I know some reading this will have doubts about serious situations where there is no love or positivity.
My response to that is... What is your belief about who you are? What is your true essence/spirit/being?
Close your eyes... See the perfect child in you. Is this child hiding, scared, sleeping, hurting? Is this child happy, singing, dancing?
You have the ability to reach through the conditioning of your mind to embrace and love your essence/your child. You have the ability to help yourself to internal utopia. Sit quietly and ask the child how he/she feels. Making this effort opens yourself to change by believing in yourself and your perfectness. Trust, love, play, live childlike.