Being in a state of good health, mental clarity and a peaceful heart is a good start for defining a good life. Living is complicated, could be stressful, and this basic state of being can easily be uprooted to a regular state of chaos. That is, if we let everything take over and if we let our minds think whatever it wants to and if we act on all of that.

The alternative is to practice mindful living, which could mean a whole lot of things to different people.  This week, a friend shared this article which is backup in the form of a scientific study: “Science Review Confirms Yoga Benefits Your Brain,” (  The author reports studies that show better brain health as a result of not only yoga poses but breath practice

I became part of an environment with three kids, ages three, five and seven, where electronics were just a way of life. It was a common practice for us to hand them the iPad if they were bored, if we needed a minute to get something done, or if we were traveling anywhere further than a block.

It wasn’t until a year ago when we were headin g out the door and the youngest yelled, “How could you forget to charge my iPad?” At that moment, we were done with their expectations on electronics. We

December 21 marked the winter solstice, the darkest day of the year and the start of days getting longer. Minute by minute there will be more sunlight streaming through our windows on the cold winter days, marching toward our favorite time of year here in Rockaway. According to Forever Conscious, "The winter solstice celebrates the longest hours of darkness or the rebirth of the sun and is believed to hold a powerful energy for regeneration, renewal and self-reflection.”

After the holiday

My intention each time I sit down to write this column is to help people become whole and healthy. The greatest gift is to give people your enlightenment, to share it. This week’s column is about what I love to do and how it makes me feel every day, even on dark, cloudy days. Maybe some of you have this same experience and others could use some prodding to enhance your life’s experiences. I have found my source and will share this magic with everyone I meet. There is no doubt in my mind this is

By now you may be tired of hearing about 2020 and what a huge decade this will be for so many. Perhaps it is time to really set intentions from your heart and for all humanity. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Many of you are feverishly working to make our world a better place to live in for our children and generations to come. Thank you! It does not go unnoticed. Now is the time to act and stand up for what we believe in. We do not know for sure what the future will be, but we can begin to

Years ago, my family and I had to attend to the task of sorting through our parents’ home. Slowly but surely, we cleared away years of clutter, one step at a time. It’s a tough process fraught with a lot of emotion. One thing that filled my heart with warmth, love and connection with my mom was seeing that we shared similar paths of being a spiritual seeker. Growing up, we watched my mom go to church every day, pray and read many spiritual books. She would rise at dawn, say her prayers then get

I recently caught up with an old friend who received this (title of this column) gift of wisdom from a “medium” she consults from time to time. We laughed about it and then discussed how we have each come to realize how very true it is. We clarified that we weren’t talking about the fleeting happiness moments such as eating a favorite flavor of ice cream or slipping on a new pair of shoes or playing with a baby or anything that brings a smile to our faces, but rather the sustaining inner

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