Archive for the 'Spirituality' Category

It’s All About Balance

Life seems to be all about balance. For example, the joy found in spending time with people versus craving moments on our own. The urge to travel–exploring new lands and never-had-before meals–in contrast with the desire for a home base with some favorite go-to foods and hangout spots. Having fun, versus moments for more seriousness […]

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Beauty is Everywhere!

One fun thing about all the trips I took this summer was seeing artistic, inspirational messages in the various airport shops I passed through, whether in Seattle, San Francisco, or Mexico. Many of us get tired from all the processes involved in traveling, from taking Ubers to passing through security to searching for a decent […]

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Unconditional Love

It’s a good time to share a few positive messages in this era of mass shootings, racial tension, people burning homeless folks in San Diego, and the recent loss of my sweet father. Somehow even with all that going on, my strength and joy of life are intact. My father taught his four kids and […]

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Trilogy Sanctuary Shines

La Jolla can be proud of another jewel on the scene. Trilogy Sanctuary labels itself a healing arts center and a fully organic vegetarian cafe and juice bar. This business is one step ahead of many herbivorous places on the health consciousness scale by offering only soy- and gluten-free dining. They also have yoga and […]

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Following the Breeze

This post is in honor of our dear family friend Deborah Shemesh, the beautiful blond in this 2009 photo with her son Adam and I. Deborah passed away a few days ago after 34 years of warding off cancer. She’d hit the big 60 year milestone, was thrilled to have become a Chopra Center Certified […]

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Crepes and Hot Springs = Happiness

Two weeks off at the holidays gave me the freedom to take a few short road trips. First, I saw some of the huge family in L.A. and made a long-awaited stop at LA Vegan Crepe for a late breakfast buckwheat crepe with Daiya cheese, spinach, mushrooms, and other veggies. Though the meal was delicious […]

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Optimum Health Institute – A Great Resource

I finally made it to a free Sunday open house tour (and dinner) at Optimum Health Institute (OHI), a gem in the Lemon Grove area of San Diego that focuses on a balance of body, mind and spirit.  All spiritual traditions are welcome at OHI. The San Diego spot has a nice relaxing atmosphere and […]

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

The Power of Enough – Alchemy of Presence

I wanted to share an article written by my lovely friend Parminder Randhawa. She is a Certified Usui/Tibetan Reiki Master who also leads women’s healing circles, dance events, and personal growth workshops.   For more info on Alchemy of Presence, contact Parminder at (858) 444-7993 or email  In an age constantly pushing us towards more, I am […]

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Lending a Helping Hand

Two of my friends don’t know each other but are both amazing artists and meditation/yoga teachers. They devote their lives to helping others and are in need of receiving at this time. Deborah Shemesh (pictured with me and her son, Adam) is an inspirational woman that has been fighting off cancer for more than the […]

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Cool Your Fire with Ayurveda

This article was written by the lovely Jenna Sullivan, a San Diego yoga teacher and nutritional consultant. Ayurveda, which literally means “The Science of Life,” is an ancient system of natural healing that originated from the Vedic system of India several thousand years ago. Ayurveda focuses on being in harmony with natural cycles (including days […]

Friday, August 2nd, 2013