Giving Up To Gain

March 1, 2017 0 Comments

For the past several years, I stopped attending church services altogether in favor of ditching religion and religiosity for a deeper, more authentic, hands-on, dirt-under-my-nails, faith-without-borders spiritual quest of healing and enlightenment. I chose to shrug off what had come to feel like confinement and faking it, and just figure out how to connect with …

#FridayFeels Kind & Compassionate

November 18, 2016 0 Comments

My Friday thoughts:  Kindness and Compassion are choices I can make every day. I know that I’m an optimist and an idealist; people have been telling me so my whole life, as though in pointing out the obvious I will somehow change. But why? Who would benefit from my being less than who I am? …

#FridayFaves: Healing Your Trauma Through Meditation, Featuring Rachel John of Soul BEing

butterfly on rocks
October 14, 2016 0 Comments

Sometimes you come across a person who exudes such compassion, kindness, peacefulness and genuine love for others that it makes you pause and wonder: How did they get to this place?  Such is the case with my friend Rachel.  She and I connected online through an exercise challenge; she lives in Wales, I am in …

Body-Positive Fitness, My Top 5 Tips, & Why I Created The Cocoon

the blessings butterfly - brave
August 24, 2016 0 Comments

For the past couple of years, I have been wanting- no, longing to- create a series of fitness videos for people living in bigger bodies, with a crazy twist: I don’t want you to lose a bunch of weight (unless that is something YOU want for yourself).  Instead, I wanted to simply love, support, and …

All Are Welcome in The Cocoon

April 26, 2016 0 Comments

Sometimes living life in a bigger body has it’s challenges! Too often we are made to feel as though enjoying good health, practicing self-care, and a modeling a lifestyle of wellness is only for the thin, the athletic, and the fit-and-trim… but I want to let you in on a (big) little secret: It’s just …

#FridayFeels : Compassion

March 4, 2016 0 Comments

Election years have a way of revealing some very deeply seated ugliness in a nation and its people. Candidates seeks the lowest common denominator to garner votes, and their most rabid supporters seem to lose their humanity, becoming angry robots fueled by hate & fear. In contrast: I pray for peace daily. I call on …

#MondayMantra Kind & Caring

February 15, 2016 0 Comments

  I love all living things and am awed by the magic of the natural world. I do my best to show kindness and caring to people, animals, plants and the planet.  Consciousness is cool, pass it on! ❤️ <3

#FridayFeels Transform Your Thoughts 

January 8, 2016 0 Comments

What if today, we each made a conscious decision to shut off the negative self-talk and transformed our thoughts into powerful actions of Love and Kindness? Try it. See what good things happen! ❤️  

The Little Things

November 25, 2015 0 Comments

Days turn into weeks turn into months turn into years. What do we learn in our brief time on the wheel of life? I have learned I am more and more grateful for the little things, the niceties, the goodness of humanity. Little things matter, like “please” and “thank you” Warm smiles and friendly waves …