Posts Tagged ‘Retreats’

A Women’s Retreat for Health, Happiness and Vitality: A Life-Changing Vacation After Fifty

Joy After 50+ Women’s Retreat: A Life-Changing Vacation I have been leading women’s retreats since 1993. What I know for sure is that I was born to do this. I say that, not in an ego-centric way, but as a simple acknowledgment of gratitude for doing the work that I love. I wish that for […]

Women’s Happiness and Health: A Spiritual Holiday in Sonoma California

Women’s Happiness: A Retreat to Rejuvenate, Reclaim Passion and Purpose Why a retreat? I recently came across this “gem” which was published in The Mendocino Beacon on December 24, 2003. I have saved it all these years because it wakes me up to what really matters as I negotiate life’s responsibilities in these fast, challenging […]

Tribute to a 9/11 Hero: His Joy, Courage, Resilience, and Service

A 9-11 Memorial to a True American Hero 10 Years Later A chance encounter in a Greenwich Village restaurant in August, 2001 altered the course of my life and work. My friend, Pam, introduced me to her friends—Nicole and Frank DeMartini— who were seated at a nearby table. It’s difficult to explain how it was […]

Monday Morning Motivation: Power, Happiness and Healing with Dolphins

De-Stress, Heal, Rejuvenate, Reclaim Joy and Play: Dolphins as Leaders and Teachers of Life Success I wish you had been there with me to share the magic. About 15 years ago, I had the unforgettable, life-changing experience of swimming with wild dolphins in an open bay in Hawaii. I felt as though I was receiving […]


START MONDAY WITH A REFRESHED SPIRIT! Welcome this day with joy! “Spa for the Spirit Monday” is a new feature of! How we start anything, including a new week, determines the effectiveness and satisfaction we will experience. I will be offering you a variety of joy-boosting articles, practices, tips and quotations to inspire a positive […]


MEXICO CELEBRATES THE ANCESTORS   Altar to the Ancestors    While in the U.S., death can evoke fear and avoidance, in Mexico  Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is  a grand annual celebration on November 1st and 2nd. Skeletons are everywhere: sculptures, paper cuts outs, and sugar skulls painted in vibrant colors.  I […]


STORIES WE TELL OURSELVES DETERMINE OUR LIFE EXPERIENCE! I just returned from the gym where I had two remarkably different conversations. Which one would enhance your joy? Story One: As we cycled side by side, my friend Gary brought tears to my eyes as he spoke of  how blessed we are to: Live in, and be surrounded by, […]

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