A Cry for Help: Moments in Motherhood

A Cry for Help: Moments in Motherhood

Coffee in hand, quiet house, early morning. The perfect setting to write a mother’s day blog post. I sit and think for a moment, suddenly the words start to flow.  

A Return to the Womb

In darkness, infinite possibilities spiral in every direction. Fear. Courage. Curiosity.  

From the safety and warmth of the womb, we emerge into the unknown.

As soon as I think I’ve found my direction, I hear a little voice call, “mama?” from the back of the house.

Floating to Freedom

I’d taken the first step, and like they say, the first step is always the hardest, right? Actually, showing up to what was essentially the unknown was a far harder step. Before I knew it, I was entering the pool of darkness for one hour. The door shut behind me, and then there was nothing. 

Flower Essence Therapy: Energetic Remedies that can Heal and Transform our Lives

Flower Essence Therapy:  Energetic Remedies that can Heal and Transform our Lives

Mother Nature is our greatest teacher and physician producing an array of natural medicines that support healing and inner transformation. Some of Her greatest gifts to humanity come from the plant kingdom, a domain that offers many remedies to nourish our body and mind and soothe what ails our soul. One of the many blessings that arise from these botanicals is the flowers, and from these blossoms flower essences are created.

Esalen Massage®: The Power of Mindful Touch

Esalen Massage®: The Power of Mindful Touch

This article originally appeared in the Florida State Massage Therapy Magazine, Massage Message.

Imagine yourself sitting on the cliffs of the Santa Lucia Mountain range in Big Sur, California looking out at the Pacific Ocean.  You hear the crash of the ocean waves below and a sea otter as it floats on its back cracking shells. You see an occasional condor soaring above.  The sun is shining, the air is filled with the smell of sea water and sulphur from the hot springs.  The hot water bubbles up from under the earth and pours into the large bath tubs.  

People from all over the world, and all walks of life, gather to bathe in these pools of healing waters and experience the beauty of nature and the magic of the place.  This sacred ground, the Esalen Institute, once home to the Esselen Indians, is the birthplace of Esalen massage.