Kaizen Principle Week 4: Identify Small Moments

Well as they say, “The beet goes on.” Last week I received a new Cuisinart for Valentine’s Day. And yes, I did pick it out myself. (Do you recall that wonderful doghouse commercial where a husband gifts his wife  with a vacuum cleaner for Valentine’s Day? Brilliant!)  Well, I made lots of beets in a million… Read more »

Kaizen Principle Week 3: Think Small Thoughts

So after another week of keeping weight off my foot (week two of “No Exercise,” by podiatrist order), I’ve come to see this challenge as an opportunity to lighten my load both mentally and emotionally. Now that I’ve been forced/encouraged by the universe to slow down physically, I can consider bringing this concept to other… Read more »

Kaizen Principle Week 2: We Make Plans and the Universe Giggles

Part 2: “Ask Small Questions” So here I am on my “Accessing My Inner Vixen” rampage, noticing some unconscious eating, but totally grooving to the beat of hip hop and belly dancing.  I’m getting more sleep and becoming more connected to my body and essence. Then. Slam! A combination of insufficient stretching, high heels and… Read more »

Introduction to Kaizen: 5 Part Series

Part 1: “Take Small Actions” I stumbled upon the Kaizen approach when I read this wonderful book, “One Small Step Can Change Your Life, The Kaizen Way” by Dr. Robert Maurer, PhD. The book is a little jewel that in the most clear, concise way outlines a very simple but powerful approach towards making transformational changes in one’s life…. Read more »

Making Peace With One’s Resistance

This was clearly an interesting week for me. I definitely had some wonderful “Inner Vixen” moments this week. I sailed across the floor, boa in hand, grooving to my favorite Hip Hop teacher, Johnny P’s, awesome choreography, feeling like “MTV, watch out!” I loved being back in class with my belly dance goddess of all… Read more »

Put the “Me” Back In Meaning!

So what do I “mean” by that? Well, in order to complete something in your life that’s been on your mind (i.e. re-launching my blog), you will need to deal with two major challenges (or at least these are the ones I see most often in myself, my clients, my friends and colleagues). These obstacles… Read more »

The Completion Initiative

I look back and remember the faded placard stuck to my mother’s refrigerator door as it traveled from Elmont, Long Island to Stuyvesant Town to Battery Park, NYC. It read, “It’s not what we have done that plagues us, but rather what we’ve left undone!” That quote always has stayed with me. Between the hundreds… Read more »

“Are you “ready” or are you just “ready to be ready,” for luscious life partnership?”

Many a client has come to me saying in a somewhat (from time to time) frantic tone, “I’m ready for a relationship,” to which I ask them that very same question. Most everyone responds  with an earnest, “Oh I’m definitely ready!,” but when I dig deeper, it becomes abundantly clear, that they are just “ready… Read more »

We have everything we need RIGHT NOW to flourish

We have everything we need right now to flourish, and it’s not about waiting for our circumstances in our lives to be perfect or ideal for that to happen. Case in point – A few weeks ago, we arrive at our old farmhouse in upstate NY, and Charlie, my sweetheart calls me over, “Come quick,… Read more »

Luscious Living in 5 Steps

With the statistics of almost 20% of American women suffering with adrenal burnout or heading towards it and the men not trailing that far behind, we have become a culture of human doings versus human beings. We’re paying the price—and it’s a high one. The average attention span is 3-6 seconds (this is not people… Read more »