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The Pause

I sit down on the toilet, slip my panties down and without fail, inspect for the sight of blood. Zero, zip, nada. This has been going down for two months every time I enter the ladies room, which is often because I am a well-hydrated wellness expert. Part of me is thrilled. Part of me

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Chasing Desire in 2016

Desire A strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen. Do you remember the last object of your desire?   It’s imperative to hone in on what you truly desire if you are to enjoy a life rich in experiences and relationships.     Desire feels like Flow Joy Something or someone

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Why a Time Out Saved my Life

In my 38th year, I found myself in my gynecologist office pleading for an anti-depressant. I was living in São Paulo, Brazil. And she was a Brazilian physician of German heritage.  She served upper class Brazilians and expats. She was a brief, smart, firm, lacking bedside manner doctor. She was not the warm fuzzy type, but

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Seasonal Transitions, You’ve Got This!

Autumnal Equinox. It sounds super sophisticated. But, for the fact that I feel my body constrict with the mention of Summer’s ending and my mental chatter of Winter’s impending doom. Immediately, I breathe. Deeply, Slowly, Quietly and Rhythmically. Inhale the sunny day that is today. Exhale my leap into the future season. Nature provides a transition

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An Invitation

You are cordially invited to download my new e-book, “Top Ten Checklist for Daily Vitality and Whole Living.” The book is a compilation of holistic and whole hearted practices based on twenty five years of personal and professional research and experience in the wellness field. If you’re searching for strategies which increase your energy,  reduce

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Ylang Ylang and July

Ylang Ylang and July Ylang ylang is called the “flower of flowers.”   The strikingly beautiful buds have welcomed bride and groom to the honeymoon bed for centuries, not to mention the aphrodisiac effect for those of us with a hankering for a floral aromatic palette.  It has universal blending appeal, combining well with most other oils.  

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Craft Your Own Magic Potion, An Aromatherapy Workshop

“Craft Your Own Magic Potion, an Aromatherapy Workshop” was born from my love of beautiful settings, rich aromas, innate creativity, igniting sparks around a table and nature’s healing power. Debi Lily, the event planning genius, has provided a most beautiful, peaceful and chic setting at DLLoft. Here’s the set-up: I have curated a banquet table of

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Painful Stories

The ego whispered with accusation. “Pick up your presence and hide it away.” “You don’t have to be seen.” “You won’t be able to speak at Idea Potluck* feeling this way.” “You can’t.” “Fein sick, no one will know.” “You’re not celebrated.” “You’re not worthy.” Shame attempted to smear itself over every inch of my

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Forgiveness

“I’m sorry.” “I forgive you.” Whether given in an audible voice or witnessed silently, they are the most powerful expressions of freedom a person can experience. “All the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming.” Helen Keller To be human is to be hurt by someone, at some time. We cannot escape this loss of innocence. You

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