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Things I’m Grateful for Today

5 Things I’m Grateful for Today: 1) my purple lululemon yoga pants 2) rental cars that handle really well 3) low-fat cottage cheese with organic red raspberries 4) Disco Naps 5) my iphone 4’s extended battery life. Today is one of those days, where you have so much on your “to do” list, that you […]

Date posted: 09-20-2010 Read More

The Upward Turn

Tonight I was preparing a homemade dinner of seasonal California fare for a longtime NYC friend who was visiting for the night. This undertaking is right in line with one of my latest “blissful” passions: a renewed interest in cooking.

Date posted: 09-16-2010 Read More

From Reflection to Transformation

I knew it was coming, so one could argue that I should have been better prepared. I suddenly found myself (a life loving, joy seeking, extrovert) in the most difficult phase of all…….

Date posted: 09-03-2010 Read More

A New Mantra

Well, today It’s been one week since I lost Dagny. Actually…. 6 days and 22 ½ hours to be exact. As much as I’d like to skip the 2nd 3rd & 4th stages of Grief & skip right to step 5: “the upward turn”, I know that’s not exactly how this whole process works.

Date posted: 09-02-2010 Read More

Searching for Bliss During Grief

I really don’t know how to write this blog. I didn’t want to. I just wanted to stay in bed under the covers and weep. I wanted to cry and scream and feel sorry for myself for all the challenges I’ve had to go through this year. Right now, it just seems like too much.
2 days ago, I lost my sweet puppy Dagny to a hit & run driver

Date posted: 08-26-2010 Read More


This morning I woke up and practically BOUNDED out of bed. Now, on a normal day, I would attribute this to the very bold French Roast I typically enjoy first thing in the morning, but today, there was another reason. This morning I was headed to Venice Beach for a Yoga + Surfing workshop! Now, ordinarily I would not choose a “blissful” activity that began at the ungodly hour of 6:45am,

Date posted: 08-25-2010 Read More

Happiness is a Choice

Well……. It’s been awhile since my last blog. A long while, to be truthful. Many times in the past several months I have sat down to the computer to share words of wisdom, and found myself distracted by phone calls, or emails, or Facebook.

Date posted: 08-23-2010 Read More

A Perfect Storm

OK, OK, you’re still spending more time in your rain boots & slicker than in your flip-flops, but that’s no excuse to be gloomy! Even here in LA we are being drenched with downpours that bring to mind the “Perfect Storm”, but I am determined to find JUST that amid the grey & gloom. Perfection.

Date posted: 04-27-2010 Read More

March Madness

Well, the time has come. It’s March.

It’s been a looooooooong while since Jolly Old Saint Nick stole down your chimney & ate all your cookies, but it’s still a while until April showers bring May flowers. By now, 3 months into the new decade, your New Years’ resolutions have likely fallen by the wayside (be honest. You haven’t hit the gym 6 days a week for ‘step-sculpt-cardioboxing’, and the last time you ate a vegetable was….

Date posted: 03-17-2010 Read More


Date posted: 01-13-2010 Read More

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