I’m packing for a week in Seville, following my mother’s trail on the last vacation she took almost exactly five years ago. An Odissi dancer, Mom had been entranced by a flamenco interpretation of...Continue Reading
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A Mother's Day Tribute: Two Generations of Women, by Cait Allison
How to write a tribute to two generations of women, who profoundly impacted my life! I think it would take me weeks to sort through all my favorite memories, stories and remembrances. But I thought...Continue Reading
A Mother's Day Tribute: A Thief In The Night, by Marguerite Williams
My mother, a good person who loved her family, her friends, her church, her life, was robbed of all of it by Alzheimer’s Disease. And we were robbed of her. There were days in which she would have ...Continue Reading
A Mother's Day Tribute: My Mom Dolores "The Crazy Lady!" by Maureen Rockhill
Dolores, Babe, Liz, Mom, Aunt Dolores, Grandma, Dolo, D-lo, The Great Defender, and of course The Crazy Lady. All of these are nicknames for my mom. She has inherited many names over the years and ...Continue Reading
Make Space for the New Year!
Let it emerge from the deepest parts of you unquestioned and as you begin to start exploring, writing, thinking, dreaming about what you desire, don’t simply go to the ideas you’ve already recycled.
March 21st is around the corner, the first day of Spring, the New Year in ancient traditions and I should add, as the Parsis say, Navroze Mubarak… Happy New Year! A time of renewal, birth, rebirth and nature's glorious profusion of burgeoning color, scent and beauty.Continue Reading
Face Oils are Magical
not all skin damage happens on the beach or in the garden in the peak of summer. The dry and cold weather of winter, not to mention circulated indoor air, can wreak havoc on our skin, and often even hydrated and supple skin can become parched and cracked without a regular moisturizing routine in place.Continue Reading
A Small but Powerful Ritual for 2021
2020 has been a doozy of a year and I know you’re ready to move on! Hindsight truly will become 2020 baby!!! If I’ve learned one thing through this pandemic, it’s that we are truly stronger, more c...Continue Reading
Justice Can't Wait!
It’s simply impossible to talk about self-care, health and wellness, without also acknowledging that these last several weeks have felt like we are a nation on the edge, a nation burning with pain, frustration and rage. A nation ripped apart by years of systemic racial injustice and inequity, police brutality and economic disparity on mind-boggling levels. And a nation whose exquisite democratic experiment is in danger of breaking apart.Continue Reading
Can STRESS Make Your Skin Wrinkly?
Is all this COVID stress and anxiety making your skin wrinkly? Patchy and dry? Acne or eczema acting up? Psoriasis flaring again?
Well yes and no. No, stress and anxiety won’t quite lead to wrinkles, but the truth of the matter, is that the mind, body and emotions are thoroughly interconnected and affect each other in myriad ways. So yes, stress and anxiety and the resultant flood of hormones can indeed affect your skin in more ways than one.Continue Reading