Balancing the Mind, Body, and Spirit (MBS), has long been advocated as a practice. For many of us, it’s a mere concept. For 42 years of my life, MBS was nothing more than a slogan I saw in advertisements. Suddenly it dawned on me that through diet, exercise, and meditation, I could possibly find a balance in life. During the past ten years, as I have developed a more consistent practice of MBS, I realized that in order to achieve real balance,… Read more

    I lost count of the number of times I have been turned down for one thing or another. Sometimes I really did not care. Screw them, I thought. Others times, however, I felt downright depressed. Rejection, being turned away as unacceptable, can have powerful and long lasting effects on the psyche. When perpetuated time and time again, it can destroy a sense of self worth. Rejection can cast a long shadow over relationships, work, and the connection to the… Read more

           “May I come in?” The elephant is a gentle giant. They are the largest  living terrestrial amimals. Male African elephants can reach a height of 13 ft and weigh 15,000 pounds.  The elephant’s large ears flap to control the temperature of its body. They live in a fission-fusion society where multiple family groups  come together to commune and socialize. Elephants can live up to 70 years in the wild. They communicate by touch, sight, and sound. Elephants… Read more

   “Let me be free, show me the way, light my path” Over the years I have been fortunate to have traveled the earth. In my youth my parents enjoyed taking my brothers, sister  and I to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, the tropical islands of Hawaii, deserts oasis’, like Mexico and an assortment of cool places in between. These trips were all about connecting with the great out doors and the natural world. Beyond the beautiful landscapes and… Read more

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