Post traumatic growth

Yep, you read that right.
many of us are familiar with PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder. Many of us have PTSD from a traumatic event or a long traumatic relationship. The events of 2020 has given us all PTSD, as we all lived thru a traumatic, long-term exerpeince. We endured a time of fear, unknown and change when we felt very powerless.

having PTSD isn’t all bad. Once we acknowledge that the stressors of 2020 or our own traumatic history has changed us. For some, we develop fears, avoidance behanviors or discover that certain situations trigger a replay of the emotions we experienced from trauma. The good news is, there is help for PTSD. Working with a good mental health professional can help you understand  and begin to reclaim your power. Many find great healing working with bodywork, yoga, movement, creative expressions to help understand and release trauma still held in body and mind.


if life doesn’t hurt you, do you just roll along, not noticing that it’s not feeding you either. That you’re not becoming, helping, elevating. You’re just surviving. PTSD takes away the rutch of pretending your okay and you actually have to change, dig in, learn, embrace who you are and begin dreaming about why you’re here and what you want to do.

New year, new energy, new attitude?

Welcome to a new year.

2020 got our attention… our fear, our energy. Our focus was on the pandemic, the unknown and change. The energy we used to put into health, wellness and self-care seemed to vanish. Worry and fear are such powerful emotions and we’re not comfortable with them AT ALL. So that discomfort sucked up the energy and focus we might have put into our wellness. Continue reading “New year, new energy, new attitude?”

2020- a higher perspective

If you read through this, bear in mind that I’m not placing myself in some position of authority at all. I have lived my life with this sense ever since childhood that I’m here to help the world to recover, grow and heal. I believe we are now in that time. There is much work to do. I’m sharing what I’ve learned, what is helping me and some resources. May it inspire you, encourage you, lift you to this next level.
with great love
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First, I do believe that all the changes, challenges, trials, we are facing today are part of our world evolving and awakening to become a more loving, compassionate, sustainable world for all sentient beings (to me that means all living entities- people, animals, plants, bugs, the planet herself.)

Continue reading “Learning”


Giving we are working thru some trying times, I’m going to get back to more regular posts sharing ideas and practices that might bring you more energy, health and joy.

One healing practice I’ve been enjoying a lot more lately is using sound to share calm and energy with others. I do monthly sound baths at After a sound bath last night with a small group, I was just so glad. Glad to have a space to share, glad for the souls who came to join me. So I propped my phone up and recorded the RaMaDaSa to share.

This is a Sanskrit chant that is ancient. I prefer to teach chants in English to meditation students but this one is still a favorite of mine because of its simplicity and power. It’s about wholeness, energy and connection.

The recording is on my youtube Channel at        


Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung

Ra- the sun, a warm and powerful source of energy
Ma- the moon, receptive and reflective energy
Da-  the energy of the Earth, grounding and nurturing
Sa- infinity, allows energy rise up and out, touching Universal healing
When you chant Sa a second time, you pull the healing energy into you.
Say-  honoring the Source, in a personal, secret way

So- merger, true connection of you and source.
Hung is the Infinite, the essence of
creation. (So Hung together means, I am Thou.) The service of thecosmic intelligence is within me.

RA MA DA SA is the earth mantra.

This part of the mantra pulls the healing vibration into the physical plane.

SA SAY SO HUNG is the ether mantra. This part of the mantra resonates with the universal healing frequency.

Sound healing- real, comforting and available

You might have noticed me doing a lot of sound events lately. I’ve studied and practiced sound healing for many years so it all makes sense to me. But if the idea that sound can be healing is news to you, I wanted to take a bit of time and offer some info that might help you comprehend how sound can be beneficial to you- body, mind and spirit. Continue reading “Sound healing- real, comforting and available”

It’s worth a little smile

I’m taking a meditation class right now. Yes, I still take classes. There’s always something new to learn and I find that experiencing the learning process as a student brings fresh insights to me.

In our class practice, we were doing gathas. A gatha is like a mantra but a longer phrase intended to keep the mind in the present moment.* Our gatha included the phrase “I smile. ”

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Be the parade?

It’s parade day in Canton Ohio. For those of you who aren’t local, Canton is the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We’re in midst of the annual HOF celebration and this morning is the big parade complete with bands, lovely women and men marching and waving, plus there are lots of those big, floaty balloons. Yippee!  Or not? Continue reading “Be the parade?”