Healing My Anxious Heart (A Little Girl’s Birthday Wish)

Healing My Anxious Heart (A Little Girl’s Birthday Wish)

She threatens to end us, but fear is waiting to set us free. Hi lovey, This weekend I ate something that made me cry (scroll down for details). Cafe Gratitude names their menu items after I AM statements: The breakfast nachos are called I AM FESTIVE. The lentils are called I AM HUMBLE. You get the idea. This […]

Celebrate the Winter Solstice!

The night is longer for a reason. Rest, recover and dream. Oh hey, New Jersey! There is no better place to honor the solstice than my snowy East Coast hometown. My view (naked trees and icy ground) is mildly depressive compared to my new home in SoCal, but I want to celebrate the winter’s that […]

Fasting from Fasting this Holiday Season

Fasting from Fasting this Holiday Season

To fast is to purify to open to reveal the vision that was clouded in mindless consumption I grew up in an Irish/Italian Roman Catholic neighborhood. Since my parents were New England hippies, my Jewish friend and I were the only second graders who thought “confession” meant talking to beads and “fasting” meant winning a running […]

How to Turn Failure and Baggage into Opportunities

How to Turn Failure and Baggage into Opportunities

Use last night’s fireworks as a reminder that you are free to reach any goal you set, no matter what failures loom on the horizon. Four summers ago, on a roof with my now-husband, I set myself up for failure.  My husband and I have a ritual. Every summer we write out personal goals we want to reach. Then, […]