Update On My Meditation Challenge

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Let’s celebrate the victories. In January, I decided that I was going to try to meditate daily. I’d love to be able to report back that I’ve been successful. But, in a sense, I have. Writing that made me far more mindful of whether I’m operating from my sympathetic nervous system, in a rush, anxious and breathless…

I’m an epic FAIL at Meditation!

It’s time to address this issue: for years, I’ve shamefully felt I’m a failure at meditation. It seems like a great thing to be “good” at. Especially for someone who does what I do for a living—Practicing a holistic lifestyle. Recently, I’ve turned a corner in my meditation. I want to share this with you…

Meditate your way to a new relationship between Self and Food

Update! I wrote after New Year’s about the sometimes-infuriating power of HABIT. At the time, I was turning right, instead of left, 95% of the time when I got to the top of my street. The city put a new through-street in, but years of having to go the other way controlled my brain for…

TREATMENTS AT OASIS: Body and Soul

Structural Realignment: Every day, Dr. Lodi would ask me, “Have you seen Kathleen yet?” On my last day, I finally went to see her. She trained for a year in a branch of the work pioneered by Dr. Ida Rolf (I have heard of this therapy as “Rolfing” and have a friend who experienced miraculous…

Creative Health Institute, Detox and Rebuild

These are just a few of my new friends who participated in the 10-day Detox and Rebuild program. I’m telling you their motives for traveling to CHI, and their comments about the experience. 1. Donna. She quoted my book in her lecture, not knowing I was in the class. So Madeleine had some fun with…