Zen Garden Sunrise Magic – Presence Growing

It is sunrise here in Guilin, China, at the Zen Garden Resort and what a magical time it is. This small resort is nestled amid the distinctive rock formations of this area, so I was greeted by the early morning fog encircling the mountains…my sense of awe is awakened. As I look out my window – and let my gaze travel in all directions – here is what I am …


World Wide Presence Tour – Guilin, China

The World Wide Presence Tour (AKA – WWPT from now on) has continued out into the countryside of China, about two hours out of Guangzhou by high speed train. The beauty is exquisite as you can see – we are here for 2 days, drinking it all in, and having a much needed rest (for all three of us!)

This is a Guilin sunrise over the Li river. It makes …


Greeting All New Experiences With Curiosity

This World Wide Presence Tour (WWPT) has taken me into new realms from the moment I left home.
As you all may know, I am committed to learning more about how to be present in my environment no matter what it brings.

This is not an easy practice to cultivate, as the human brain and all our past experiences form an internal committee in our heads and nervous systems that …


World Wide Presence Tour Begins in Guangzhou, China

At almost midnight last night, after 24 hours of travel from Washington, DC, I was warmly welcomed by my hosts Simon and Rosa Rama. What a wonderful way to arrive in this beautiful city. It was formerly called Canton and historically, it was the first city in all of China to be opened to trade with the western world in the early 1800s. Britain retained Hong Kong and China took …


Reclaiming the Wisdom in Your Feet and Legs

When I was writing Reclaiming Your Body I was required to limit which Wisdom Areas of the body I wrote about (or the book would have been a LOT longer!) As an Upledger CranioSacral Instructor I have always taught about the intelligence and wisdom of every cell in the body. Given the right circumstances, they all have the capacity to heal, grow and transmit wisdom when needed.

So deciding which …


A New Day is Dawning

When I awoke this morning in Sedona, AZ, the sun greeted me with such color and beauty that I had to share it with all of you. Then I opened my computer and the information from the Golden Globe Awards last night had been published. It appears that the main message from many was about “a new day is dawning” and bringing light to what has been in darkness for


Gifts of the Night

Slipping out of bed at 5am

Silently making my way down the stairs

Sitting by the window in the pale moonlight

Sipping hot chai, wrapped in a warm blanket


In the darkness the cold winds howl

Silver frost covers everything like icing

The moon is just a sliver of a smile

Calmness and peace wash over me.


In the darkness I can rest

No stimulation of light and …


Intuition: Translating the Body’s Signals Accurately

The Tuesday before Thanksgiving my friend Leslie called her mom to tell her, “I’ll be driving down to your place on Wednesday morning, rather than tonight. I am just too tired to drive right now.”

The moment those words came out of her mouth she reported feeling a sinking sensation in her body, like she knew she was going to have a car accident.

This had happened years before in …


Unexpected Gifts

Just when I thought my weekend could not get any better….

Fritz Smith showed up to do his last open forum weekend conference at Esalen (he will be back to teach other courses). Fritz is a living legend among all of us in the bodywork world. He is almost 90 years old and is still teaching what he loves most, still being the incredible humble soul that he has always …


I’m So Excited and I Just Can’t Hide It

People are talking and emailing and texting me since the unveiling of the free event through The Shift Network a week ago.

This free event (which is now available to watch or listen for a limited time) is an hour of uncovering some gems from my new book, Reclaiming Your Body: Healing From Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom. 

Here’s some of what people are saying:

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