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Making sense of it all…The high cost of workaholism

I am a recovering workaholic and busy-ness addict, which in Silicon Valley valley is not only encouraged, but lauded. To actually slow down, relax and receive the world in all its wonder at this time of my life (recent retirement from a long successful career) has been challenging to say the least. The seduction of this “disease” […]

Travel—the Elixer of Life!

From the age of 16, I’ve always loved to travel after a life-changing experience as an AFS exchange student to Brazil. With my newly issued passport, I clearly remember sitting in SFO waiting for a flight to New York City and then on to Rio De Janeiro. Looking back at my parents as they waved […]

Ditch the resolutions….I did!

This year, unlike in the past, I deliberately decided NOT to write out resolutions, set goals or intentions for the year. It just makes me feel bad in mid-January. So, I made it really simple this year. It’s actually a technique I learned from Mother Nature and years of gardening. If you don’t want weeds, […]

Change your music, change your mood!

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato I love country music. (I think Plato would be ok with that.) Truth be told, I enjoy pretty much all types of music, depending on the mood I’m in or want to be in. […]

Being present in your own life….

How fractured and distracted are you as you travel through your day? I have to admit I often struggle with this. Why am I compelled to constantly be “in touch”? What would happen if I didn’t know what was “going on” immediately? Is this constantly being in touch filling our ego’s need for reinforcement we […]

Making sense of our senses

I am fascinated by how we sense the world and am committed to living a more sensual and pleasure-filled life and help women do the same. I’m reading a terrific book–Brain Rules by John Medina in which the author describes sensory stimulation and how it works in the brain.  He’s a molecular biologist and is […]

The sweet scent of memories

We’ve all had times when the scent of something familiar launches us abruptly into the past—a time with someone special, the loving cuddly smell of a beloved grandparent, or a childhood vacation spot. And it happens immediately, bypassing any conscious thought. Biologically  speaking, our olfactory bulb is part of the limbic system, that very ancient […]

The Magic of Music

Music has the magical capacity to transform our mood and may even change our life. Music revitalize us when we’re tired (think good ol’ rock and roll!) and calm us when we need to dial it down, especially in the evening. It sets the mood for a dinner party or a romantic evening.  Music also […]