10 10, 2017

How To Decide

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Which is the best? I hate indecision--the mind spinning like a top, touching on this possibility, then that one. It drains one’s energy, and then with less energy it become harder to focus. The mind goes back and forth—I could choose this—but that might have a better outcome. Which to choose? There is [...]

17 07, 2017

Fall down, then get up again: recovering from injuries.

By | July 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|7 Comments

My wrist in heavy cast post-surgery March 30. Four months ago I found myself sitting down on a street corner in Santa Cruz holding my excruciatingly painful left wrist wondering what happened. One minute I was rushing to the 7:20 movie and the next I was on the ground, my friend trying to grab my bad wrist to [...]

30 10, 2016

Sensitive Blueprint Stress Busters

By | October 30th, 2016|Ayurveda, Depression, Happiness, Health, Holistic Healing, Natural Health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sensitive Blueprint Stress Busters

Do you feel fear in your guts when you wake up in the morning? Worry that there is something you did or may do that may bring about an unwanted reality? If so, you may have a Sensitive Blueprint's stress response. (To discover your Blueprint, go HERE) (Note: In the ancient human past the fight/flight reactions in the [...]

18 10, 2016

Finding Health and Happiness Part 5

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Nature's symmetry and balance is Sattwa. When we appreciate it we experience Sattwa, bliss. Here is a quick review from the last post... There are three forces which create our reality. Rajas: force of movement, activity Tamas: force of inertia, stability Sattwa: exists when Rajas and Tamas are operating in a balanced way. [...]

12 10, 2016

Finding Health and Happiness Part 4

By | October 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Part 4: Where Happiness is NOT; Life Forces and their actions. Ayurveda and Yoga philosophy describe three forces which maintain life. These forces create all form and energy. They are called Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas. (This is a philosophical post, for those who like it!) Rajas is the force of action, activity, motion. Rajas makes [...]

8 10, 2016

Finding Health And Happiness Part 3

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Did you ever notice that when you were happiest, you felt a sense of unity? A feeling of one-ness with your loved one, or your laughing child, or an awesome sunset.  A sense of safety, security, that there is no opposition between “me” and “unsafe world”. So happy! You may have felt this [...]

3 10, 2016

Health and Happiness: Where You Find Happiness Part 2

By | October 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Health and Happiness: Where You Find Happiness Part 2

Part 2: Why avoiding unhappiness does not bring us health and happiness.  There is a danger. You react, go into survival mode, and the fight/flight/freeze autonomic nervous system is activated to get you out of the danger. And it works—if a lion is about to attack you, if a careening car is about to hit [...]

30 09, 2016

Health and Happiness: Where We Find Happiness

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So happy! Health and Happiness: Where You Find Happiness.            Part 1: How we avoid unhappiness. Did you know you have a Blueprint? One of the effects of your Blueprint is that you are born biologically wired for specific reactive responses to dangerous or stressful situations. Depending on [...]

26 08, 2016

Are You Aging Naturally? San Jose Ayurveda MeetUp Sept. 7.

By | August 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are You Aging Naturally? San Jose Ayurveda MeetUp Sept. 7.

Over 400 people belong to my San Jose Ayurveda Meetup, and if you are not a MeetUp member, I'd like to invite you to our next MeetUp. It's free! And you can meet fellow holistic health advocates and share your wisdom and ask questions. Staying Vital As We Age! Date:  Wednesday, September 7, [...]

26 08, 2016

East West Bookshop Book Event with Cynthia. Something New!

By | August 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on East West Bookshop Book Event with Cynthia. Something New!

Scroll down for details about my Book Event. Now that the season is changing, it's a perfect time to make some changes and go out and experience something new! Yoga by the water, perfect at the end of summer. According to, Ayurveda at the start of a new season we should remove the toxins that [...]