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March 2020 Newsletter

Sprouting New Creativity As the morning sun peaks over the eastern horizon and lights up the tips of the trees reflected in the glassy surface of the lake, I realize early spring has arrived here in Reston. The shimmering red of the buds on maple trees are the first to ... Read More
 

February 2020 Newsletter

Deep Winter In the olden days when it got really cold – like it is now in the DC area – people stayed home and made soups and slept more and rested up so their reserves were being replenished. The pace of life was slower. We used the time to ... Read More
 

January 2020 Newsletter

Gratitude First As I look out on the rose colored sunrise, with its reflection over the calm, peaceful lake… I think about this new year and new decade that is here before us. And before I dive into anything else… I consider gratitude first, because it always fills my energy ... Read More
 

December 2019 Newsletter

The Sacred Power to Choose At this time of year here in the northern hemisphere, we are moving into the Winter Solstice… The call of the sacred whispers to us as we enter the rich darkness of this womb-like time… where we can enjoy the space to consciously choose what ... Read More
 

November 2019 Newsletter

‘Tis the Season for Gratitude, Love and Healthy Boundaries! Last week my 90-year old mom flew into town to attend her best friend’s 90th birthday party. I witnessed such sweet honesty, love and life in these women. They got 48 hours together to celebrate their 48+ years of being soul ... Read More
 

October 2019 Newsletter

The Art of Slowing Down in an Accelerated World As we sail into October… with the school year here in full swing, schedules, responsibilities, paperwork, appointments… it feels as if life has accelerated in a way. Someone close to me recently said, “I can barely keep my head above water ... Read More
 

September 2019 Newsletter

Celebrating the Fullness of Life As I was sitting there in the moonlight relaxing in the natural mineral baths and breathing in the freshly harvested herbs here at the Esalen Institute last week – a thought came to my mind I want to share with you. With late summer in ... Read More
 

August 2019 Newsletter

Becoming Benjamin Button Did you ever see that movie about the man who ages backwards? Looking back on the last 10 years, that feels a lot like me. One of the comments I hear most these days is how much energy I have — and how it seems to be ... Read More
 

July 2019 Newsletter

The Creative Fire of Manifestation Last week I flew home from teaching in London and the Netherlands, and I settled in for the Summer here in Virginia. In Chinese medicine, Summer represents the element of Fire. It’s a time of welcoming and riding the energy of Fire — of creation. ... Read More
 

June 2019 Newsletter

Healing the Past With Presence “Suzanne, I need your help,” my client said. “I got rear-ended several days ago. And I can’t seem to shake it off. “My neck and back are still in pain, even though it wasn’t high impact. I was late rushing to a wedding when it ... Read More