My mother passed away on December 20, 2017 (about 4 ½ months ago), and this Sunday, May 13, 2018, will be my first Mother’s Day without her. For this holiday, my sister and I plan to return to Delaware, where she lived the final years of her life, in an effort to continue our healing… Continue reading MOTHER’S DAY SANS MOTHER


I always feel weird when I see the color yellow. I don’t hate the color, but it just seems a bit much for me, a little too intense. Sometimes, I will see someone wearing yellow and think to myself, “Oh wow, that’s a great color on her, but I don't think I could pull that… Continue reading SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA HEALING


I do not particularly enjoy making art, with the exception of one medium. Photography is the only artistic process that I truly relish. I received my degree in photography, back in the early 2000’s when everything was done in a dark room with intensely toxic chemicals, and this newfangled digital photography thing was just emerging.… Continue reading ART AND HEALING


I have written about yoga before (YOGA AND EMOTIONS), and have mentioned this topic in several of my other posts. I am well aware that this is kind of an overdone, well-covered, deeply examined subject for many modern-day human beings. Who needs one more article about yoga? However, I am going to write about it… Continue reading FIVE-MINUTE MORNING YOGA


I have been focusing a lot on my heart chakra lately. I do not know why, but it is almost like IT has been drawing ME, to it. I believe very deeply in the importance of the health of the heart chakra, and that many ailments and/or illnesses in this area of the body (heart,… Continue reading HEART CHAKRA


In one of my earlier posts about Palo Santo, I gave a shout out to my awesome yoga instructor/insanely addictive-ly amazing crystal jewelry-maker, and I’ve been thinking about doing a post on crystals ever since. I will preface this post by saying that I am SO not an authority on crystals, so in this post… Continue reading CRYSTAL MYTHS