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Jan

24

Discover the I Ching: Is Your Future in the Coins?

Ancient Chinese Oracle Becomes Modern Day GPS: Whoever thought 3 coins could determine ones destiny, answer a question or steer one in the right direction? I never did, until I picked up the I Ching, the ancient Chinese oracle, in the early 70’s. The I Ching for those of you...

Jan

24

Senior Mentoring

Our Forgotten Wealth: In the novel Pushing Upward, 21-year-old Sandra Billings is at her wits end. She is dying to get off the endless wheel of a 9 to 5 job to begin pursuing her dream of becoming an actress. She is stuck, confused. She knows she has to take...

Jan

24

Pushing Upward is not a Bra. It’s a State of Mind.

Pushing Upward is not a bra! It's a state of mind: In the book, Pushing Upward, 21-year-old, Sandra Billings tries desperately to live a life that has meaning, and at the same time, keep her balance and her sense of humor. But . . . as we know, like Sandra,...

Jan

24

Insights on Bulimia, Anorexia and Over Eating

I had an epiphany this morning. It was quite simple in theory, but it hit me like a ton of bricks. I was preparing for a radio show to discuss my book, Pushing Upward. I had studied the material and all the topics I was going to speak about, one...

Jan

24

Dying to Change

I’d like to share some thoughts about dying. Not dying in the way we think about “our last day” but dying - to become someone new – the re-creation. Isn’t it true, that at certain points in our life, we want nothing more than to be that butterfly – wanting...

Jan

24

Being Positive is Not a Cliche’

How many years have we been inundated with books, coaches and New Age Speakers pontificating on the importance of staying positive? Most us never want to hear these words “Stay Positive” mentioned again. I don’t blame you. On the other hand . . . What are we feeding our minds?...

Jan

24

Saying Good-bye to Nora Ephron

I didn't want to say good-bye to Nora - not just yet. I wanted to meet her in person. I wanted to thank her for all her sharp dialogue and pithy remarks. I wanted to look her in the eye and tell her how much I appreciated her tightly crafted...

Dec

19

Are You a Positive Deviant?

A positive deviant is a person who constantly breaks the mold. It is someone who moves away from the norm, challenging themselves and others to see the world differently. They are highly passionate people with a high regard for moral and social purpose. They know there is more than one...

Dec

18

FOOD: A Blessing or a Curse

For years, I couldn’t stop binging and purging. No matter how strong my will power was, the minute I felt out of control, I would eat. If I was in any kind of emotional pain, I ate to stuff down the feelings. No matter what dietary regime I was engaged...

Dec

15

50 Shades of Rape

We may all be searching for an oracle, a teacher, the way to free ourselves from our addictions or our past traumas. We do so through self-inquiry, dedication, and practice. We love to walk the path of transformation and read stories of those who have stumbled over the rocks and...