The myth of self-improvement

The myth of self-improvement

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t trying to fix something about myself. As a little girl I wanted to be a better pianist. Then a better equestrienne. As I grew older I wanted to become a better student. Then a better lover. Then a better broadcast production...
Taking responsibility for my health

Taking responsibility for my health

I conducted an interesting interview with a Medical Qigong teacher in Scotland, today. He forcefully reminded me that “The most difficult thing for people to recognize is that the power of healing lies within them.”   His statement hit me between the eyes, because...
Sunrise Sunset

Sunrise Sunset

I was standing on the beach in Hana on the east side of Maui the other day, watching the sunrise. For a year and a half, living on the west-facing slopes of Haleakala volcano, I’ve witnessed only sunsets over the water . . . long, hazy, fat orange-globe glides into...
A Different Kind Of Vain

A Different Kind Of Vain

So I had this epiphany the other day when the whole Trump/Iran thing erupted and it looked like the US was headed into another major Middle Eastern meltdown. And the epiphany was: I have no control over what happens in the world. NADA. People I don’t know and will...
What Will the Future Bring?

What Will the Future Bring?

I’m re-reading Hank Wesselman’s Spiritwalker ­– an accounting of his spirit journeys into the embodiment and life experiences of Nainoa, a future incarnation of Hawaiian descent, 5000 years after the fall of the Great Civilization and the disappearance of an ancient...