Gathering of Women

Today is the third day of Healing the Pelvic Floor for women. This annual workshop at Esalen always feeds my soul. The group of women who have gathered this year range in age from early twenties to early sixties, with all kinds of professions represented. When women gather like this with a common goal and the courage and openness to heal and grow, anything is possible.

And, it is as …


No Other – Poem by Daniel Cryns

Esalen is such a creative hot bed as I mentioned in my blog yesterday and here is the poem Daniel recited for us at lunch.

No Other

Brave Beautiful Soul

                           know you are Divine


   The mountains shall move of their own

                 in reverence of your presence


    The deep dark caverns of fears

                   are filled with light

                       brighter than day

         the instant You venture through the gate


You are a beacon


Mineral Baths, Healing Bodywork and More


As you can see from the photo above, I have figured out how to add photos to my blog posts!

In my ongoing travels this summer, we arrived late last night at an exquisitely beautiful guest house in Big Sur and came down to Esalen this morning for a soak and a massage to help us “arrive” here in this cool, misty oceanside oasis.

As I slid into the hot …


“Sometimes we have travel to the edge of ourselves to find our center”

“Sometimes we have travel to the edge of ourselves to find our center.” This quote comes from Buck Ghosthorse and I think it is most appropriate right now for myself as well some others in my close circle.

This journey down the west coast – being hosted and cared for in a new place every night – has taken me out to the edge of my normal routine and has …


San Francisco is Fabulous

July 20 and 21, 2011

Due to difficulties in getting online while traveling (most of the airlines do not yet have online access while in the air) I am posting a blog for two days. Also, as some of you astute readers may have noticed, I have decided to have a day of rest in every week, Sunday, from blogging. Need to keep a healthy balance between creative expression and …


On Being Supported

I have just spent the day with friends on beautiful Vancouver Island. They fed me home grilled salmon, and we walked, talked and had a wonderful time. They dropped me off at the airport, a bouquet of fragrant roses in hand, to make it to my next destination – visiting with a college roommate that I have not seen in a dozen years. She picked me up at the airport …