Archive for April, 2018



Transforming thought

Published on April 29, 2018

April has been a month of many types of transformation: weather, our gardens, and hopefully, ourselves. One of the transformations I am interested in for myself is transforming my internal dialogue. I think this “chatter” influences our day to day lives in ways we rarely acknowledge. It is very ingrained in us. It becomes to […]


Transformative power of light

Published on April 22, 2018

We all have people in our lives that bring the sunshine along with their presence. After spending time with them, you feel uplifted, enthusiastic and yet, calm. That gift that they have can be acquired by anyone of us, if we recognize, then, cultivate it. Once recognized, we can take active steps to bring a […]


With adversity come wonders

Published on April 15, 2018

Almost two years ago now, our area experienced a wildfire. Called the Goose Fire, it ravaged a wide swath of Black Mountain, which is in our backyard. Each Mother’s Day, Black Mountain is open to the public to walk and revel in wildflowers native to our area. After a fire, many unexpected wildflowers show their […]


A month of transformation

Published on April 9, 2018

Here in the Central Valley, our short Spring has begun. Likely, the rains are subsiding as the foothills are green with budding flowers all around. Our Spring here is wonderful although far too short. Our own transformations are life-long, maybe being a bit more noticeable at this time of year. Perhaps you have been faithful […]


Swamij Froggy

Published on April 1, 2018

One of our long time Yogis brought this wonderful Frog to me last week. He certainly represents perfection in Tree Pose! He will grace our garden. I named him Swamij Froggy. You’ll notice in the title this week, I call him Swamij Froggy. When the”j” is added to the title Swami, it becomes a term […]