How Experience with LSD Prepared Me for the Alternate Reality of Dementia

Being with someone who has dementia is a lot like being with someone on LSD; they are in a somewhat different reality. It seems to work best to get excited for them each “new” realization, when they tell you again what they just said 20 minutes ago. It’s certainly further developing my own capacities for… Continue reading How Experience with LSD Prepared Me for the Alternate Reality of Dementia

Facing Grief

Originally published in the Sonoma Gazette, September 2016. My heart goes out to all those affected by recent tragedies, notably the recent car accidents taking lives. It is the ultimate heart break when one of our loved ones dies. How can we be with all this sorrow? In our culture, grieving is challenging, as the… Continue reading Facing Grief

Feeling from the Depths of Our Hearts

Originally published in the Sonoma Gazette, August 2016. My heart goes out to all those suffering from tragedy right now. Its a lot to process and reactions are strong, including anger and hate. What can we do to truly help change the situation we all now face? Its closer than you might think. Violence is often a result… Continue reading Feeling from the Depths of Our Hearts

In the Time Between Worlds

This is my favorite time of year, when the air grows crisp, the nights cool, and change is palpable. It feels like magic in the air, the trees have been whispering all night, and the moon seems more eerie with rippling clouds passing over. I get charged up with electricity but at the same time… Continue reading In the Time Between Worlds

Will You Stand Next to Me When I’m Broken?

Will you stand next to me when I’m broken? Or will you go somewhere else – to let me be alone To let me be private To let me grieve, to be shaken, to be less than perfect So your vision of me isn’t marred So you can remember the good times Me healthy Me… Continue reading Will You Stand Next to Me When I’m Broken?

What the Law of Attraction doesn’t tell you, that you really need to know to make it work

A bluish-white spiral galaxy hangs delicately in the cold vacuum of space. Known as NGC 1376, this snowflake-shaped beauty was observed with the Hubble Space Telescope. Concentrated along the spiral arms of NGC 1376, bright blue knots of glowing gas highlight areas of active star formation. These regions show an excess of light at ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths because they contain brilliant clusters of hot, newborn stars that are emitting UV light. The less intense, red areas near the core and between the arms consist mainly of older stars. The reddish dust lanes delineate cooler, denser regions where interstellar clouds may collapse to form new stars. Visually intermingled between the spiral arms is a sprinkling of reddish background galaxies. NGC 1376 resides over 180 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Eridanus. This galaxy belongs to a class of spirals that are seen nearly face on from our line of sight. Its orientation aids astronomers in studying details and features of the galaxy from a relatively unobscured vantage point. One such feature is represented by stars that vary in brightness over time. In 1990, NGC 1376 was home to a supernova explosion (SN 1990go) that rivaled the brightness of the entire nucleus (as seen from ground-based telescopes) for several weeks. The story of how this galaxy came to be photographed by Hubble is somewhat unique. During the November 2006 observations of a nearby dwarf galaxy with Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) detector, careful planning allowed for NGC 1376 to be visible in the field of view of the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) at the same time. Thus, Hubble was able to get two galaxies for the price of one. Although the use of parallel instruments onboard Hubble is not uncommon, capturing two interesting targets is rather rare. Initial ground-based observations of NGC 1376 and its nearby dwarf companion implied that the two might be interacting with each other, b

The Law of Attraction has risen in popularity over the past couple decades, similar to the philosophy as I learned: Thoughts are Creative. This is a beautiful, powerful, direct way of working with energy. What you focus on, you attract. What you think about, you create. Sounds simple, right? It’s true – partially. Having high anxiety? You… Continue reading What the Law of Attraction doesn’t tell you, that you really need to know to make it work

My heart goes out to everyone touched by the Orlando shootings

My heart goes out to all the souls in the Orlando shooting. To those who have fallen, to their families, to those who were wounded, or scared. To all those experiencing trauma from this experience. My heart goes out to all of you. This is something we can heal only by facing it, understanding it,… Continue reading My heart goes out to everyone touched by the Orlando shootings

The More You are Conscious, the Less You Can Avoid

Classic Mercury Retrograde. Yup, that’s my car in the picture. The path of expanding consciousness gets quicker and more direct the further along you go. Healers don’t get off easy, FYI. I think we get hit harder, faster, and more, if we don’t take the bull by the horns. For instance, here’s me after driving… Continue reading The More You are Conscious, the Less You Can Avoid

When “Yes” is my inner guidance, and when its something else

A client remarks the other day “I’m not sure I can trust my inner guidance. Its led me into so much trouble!” This is a really worthy topic to pull apart. So settle in, and feel into this as we go along. How many of you have felt a “yes!” about something, got totally excited,… Continue reading When “Yes” is my inner guidance, and when its something else