Storytelling and Conscious Parenting

Last April, Mariah Joy Belt, Conscious Parenting Guide and I shared a wonderful conversation about storytelling with children as a way of exploring

A Child of Salt

When we set out on a journey of discovery – of who we are, who we wish to be – stories are an excellent mirror in which to see new aspects of ourselves. This story is a beautiful mirror that I discovered it in a book edited by Christina Feldman and Jack Kornfield. Enjoy my version of this […]

Cookin’ Up Happiness

It’s one month into the new year and those resolutions you made may not be serving up the happiness you are looking for. Cookin’ Up Happiness is an experiential session that will be a playful exploration of the art & science of happiness, and, some really good food. Sunday, January 31, 2016 Noon to 3 pm […]

Mothers, Oxytocin & Story

Is it a coincidence that storytelling creates the very neurochemical we may first experience as individual human beings while being breastfed? The Moral Molecule Studies conducted by Paul Zak, neuroeconomist and director of the Center for Neuroeconomic Studies at Claremont Graduate School, demonstrated that meaningful, emotional stories altered participants’ neurochemistry. “Taking blood samples of subjects before and […]

Personal Mythology

Storytelling is an excellent way to care for the soul. Thomas Moore All of our lives we have been telling stories… Stories about who we are; Stories about what has happened to us, Stories about what we’ve done.

Why I Weep

  The cruelty, sadness, ignorance, ugliness and pain of the world get to me sometimes.