Rebuild Your Body

Change is Life

Just like the sky you see, your body is constantly changing.It changes  regardless of your activities, but the resulting changes rely on what you do or don’t do. If you have health or fitness goals you can add certain activities, lifestyle or diet change to direct the results and create a better body and mind. Here are seven facts to inspire you:

  1. All your body’s cells transform within a year.
  2. Your DNA renews in 2 months time.
  3. Your liver rebuilds itself in 6 weeks.
  4. The lining of your stomach changes in 5 days.
  5. Your brain remakes itself in 1 year
  6. Your blood renews in 4 months.
  7. Your bone structure rebuilds in 3 months.

What this means to you:

Today you can take charge of how your body changes to meet your goals. Begin by consciously nourishing yourself for the new you and your newly emerging body. Like the caterpillar, you can take the time to cocoon yourself and emerge as a beautiful new version or yourself. You can see results in a short time with consciousness and commitment.

Consciousness refers here to present moment awareness. Live with attention and intention to your activities. A journal is one way to determine what is healthy for you and your life experience. Everything we do helps or hurts our bodies. It’s important to be aware of what supports or undermine your best efforts to be healthy, and happy.

Awareness keeps us on track. Without it our commitment can be sabotaged. Thoughts are products of the mind and occur randomly without our effort. When we are attentive, we take thinking to another level – we add intention and focus on thoughts that support our goals.

You can avoid stress and other negative emotions with a mindfulness practice such as meditation, breath awareness or creative expression. See how in less than one year you can literally transform your body and life. If you need help, contact me

The Benefits in Making Holiday Gifts and Decorations


I loved the holidays as a child –  not just because I could make a list of what I wanted – but because I could make things to give to others and to put on a table, tree or door. Preparing for the holidays was even more fun the holiday itself.

Over the years, preparations were dropped and instead these activities were  replaced with a store or on-line purchased items complete with gift receipts for easy returns. It’s no wonder the approach of the holidays brings on feelings of dread and anxiety. But it doesn’t have to be this way! This year you can bring back some holiday fun and enjoy these benefits by creating a holiday gift, card or decorations.

1. Deepen your Relationships. Giving something you made for another that is inspired by their needs and desires is priceless. You let them know you are truly paying attention to them and love them for who they are making it a gift that is appreciated, loved and used.

2. Reduce Stress. Creative expression is fun and similarly to meditation; it connects us to our heart. When we are having fun and connected to our hearts our minds are at ease.

3. Break Bad Habits. When you have a creative project you love doing, you process uncomfortable feelings such as restlessness, angst, boredom or depression. These feelings can lead to unwanted addictive behavioral patterns if ignored, so a creative project is a tool to manage emotions and keep your goals.

4. Feel the Love. Creative expression connects you to the naturally flowing energy of love. You feel the pulse of life when you are in the flow of the creative process.

5. More ‘You’ Time. When you create gifts, that is time for you – not the parking lots, crowded stores, long lines, etc. The more you create, the more you want to create. Inspiration feeds the mind and heart.

6. Save Money, Regrets and Space. Your unique gifts you can save money is time well spent as you will not need gas, buy impulse items you don’t want that up space in a closet.

7. Begin a new Adventure. Learning something new is an adventure that never ends unless you decide to end it. It is life unleashed in front of you.

Aside from these benefits your creativity can be the one ingredient that sets this holiday memory apart from others. If only for one person, it’s worth the effort to make someone laugh, smile or sigh in awe over what you made especially for them.

In my classes and with my clients, I teach that creative expression is a great way to process emotions and have fun. It’s also an excellent way to stay true to diet or health goals and have clarity in your life. My classes, book and card deck, help others create things as part of healing themselves emotionally to avoid destructive negative behaviors such as overeating or abusing other substances and activities.


Dancing is a Natural Anti-Aging Treatment and Mindful Practice with a Multitude of Health and Beauty Benefits







If you love to dance, most likely you know well its mood enhancing benefit. Dance is uplifting and refreshes our spirits. Also, dance helps manage depression and prevent premature aging in our body mind and spirit. Dancing is a natural anti-aging treatment you can practice (almost) anywhere.

When we dance regularly, we stay young and enjoy:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Greater body awareness
  • Stronger muscles and bone
  • Better balance
  • Improved posture
  • Sharper memory
  • Less depression and fatigue
  • Boosted self-confidence
  • More energy
  • Social engagement
  • The healing powers of touch

Dance benefits do not stop there – dancing can also help heal trauma and prevent unnecessary disease.

Dancing instruction began as a therapy class in the U.S. during the 1940’s to help World War II Vets process and heal psychological trauma. Many times when there are deep-seated traumas and emotional pain, there are no words to express or convey the pain – even to ourselves. Creativity allows for processing and expressing emotions without the limitations of words.

It’s necessary to express pain or it remains unresolved leaving residues or blocks in the body, mind or heart. These blocks increase stress and can develop from discomfort to disease. When we practice expressive creative therapies, stress is naturally reduced allowing the clearing away of pain (blocks). This way w prevent unnecessary discomfort and disease, manage and heal existing conditions.

Among the many conditions that benefit from creative therapies are addictive behaviors, trauma, depression, heart disease, cancer, dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. As an on-going mindful practice, creativity is a healthy holistic way to prevent, heal or manage health.

Creative Expression Therapies are Anti-Aging

When you practice creativity, music, art or dance, you are practicing a natural health remedy that is also an anti-aging treatment. Dancing, in particular, has the added benefits of helping you build better mobility, coördination, and balance while stimulating the mind and engaging us socially. These are all important markers of youth and factors for living healthy with clear minds, and happy hearts.

Many dances include a partner, and with that there is a deeper healing benefit from the embrace. Tango dancer and teacher, Angeles Chanaha says there is power in the well-known Tango embrace. “When two hearts are beating as one with two bodies moving as one, coherence is created between mind and body. (It is) like a dancing meditation, providing a safe place to explore your emotions and thoughts as well as to express the full range of your sensuality and eventually even heal your body.”

When you dance the Tango, the embrace is deep, and trust develops gradually and gently with carefully guided stops and starts. The dance is like a story of life and relationships. If you want to learn the Tango or Creative Expression Therapies for fun or to heal and process your emotions, contact me at for more information.




Create Changes with Courage, Compassion and Consideration for Yourself and Others

September 27-28 Full Moon – Total Lunar EFull Moon, Magic, mystery, aLive with the full moon magic in your heart everyday to add mystery, magic and adventure to your daysclipse – Aries 5 Moon

Autumn began with Mercury Retrograde in Libra and the Sun in Libra followed. Now we have a Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Aries. Lunar Eclipses are emotional and all about relationships. This time, we have one in the relationship axis. This could be a doozy for some.

But the ‘relationship’ issue may impact other than a romantic relationship. The Big Moon Event being in Aries could signal an awareness or conflict in the relationship to self – as well to another or others. Libra wants balance and often that means compromise. She wants it so badly, she often sacrifices herself. In time anxiety builds with resentment, unhappiness, and shallow relationships – buried emotions will find a way to surface.

This autumn, use this gift of the Aries Eclipse to find your inner child. It can show up defiantly or heroically by choice or circumstance with this Cosmic energy. Without micromanaging her/him, keep your outer adult (Libra) on the lookout for possibilities to co-create with Life, a win-win situation for your true desires and personal dream teams.

During this full moon period ( a few days before and after have strong effects), you could plan to finish things began on the New Moon. Since Mercury has been retrograde during this time, it’s possible you’ve had some delays in your progress, the key here is to move with and play with Life. The Eclipse is certain to shed some new light leading to changes in circumstances. A door may close as one opens, or you may have a choice – what is behind door number 3?

Whatever change is brewing, you instinctively and intuitively have brought into your life. Anytime we initiate change, fear can slip into our minds. Take some time to meditate and breathe, as you pause before action. Once you take action and fear will disappear. It’s time to go ahead with your plans and mission.What is holding you back?

Find Balance

There is a relationship (with self, another or part of your life) that needs to change to flourish and grow. Proceed with your awareness using Libran energy – diplomacy, grace, compromise, negotiation, and above all balance without over sacrificing yourself. Be the playful, brave, authentic, assertive leader that is Aries too.

You can strengthen current relationships or build new ones by learning ways to take action independently while including others in the process, project, or partnership. Current energies include the possibilities of a new way of relating, delegating and working together.

Emotional outbursts and surprising new directions are stated typically during a full moon.  You can expect them from you or by another in the areas where you’ve been holding back your true feelings. Breathing or meditating, walking or creative expression will help you make changes with calm.

You can balance your needs with others’ needs without extended and explosive chaos. There’s a sweet spot between independence and dependence.  Some astrologers give an eclipse up to 6 months time of influence! Use this time to find – co-create a way to grow in and with your relationships  balancing your inner child and outer adult.

Shape a More Flexible Life and Body, Naturally and Safely with a Gentle Yoga Practice

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Years have gone by and still I continue to be a regular gentle yoga student. I do so because it continues to improve my body – yes, I am an ‘older’ woman now, but my body seems younger than it was a dozen years ago when I began my practice. I believe yoga – gentle easy, slow and challenging has played a big part in my mind-body-heart health. It’s also been my answer to looking and feeling younger.

I’m not a yogini of great accomplishment in terms of acrobatic flexibility or ability in advanced yoga poses. But I am an accomplished yogini with commitment and dedication to the practice. Being consistent in anything in life is key to reaping the gifts of it. This applies to our routines from the thoughts we think to the things we do.

In a gentle practice of yoga we learn to slow down.It is more of a meditation and it naturally eases any ‘worry lines’ and gently twists excess from your waistline. You also become aware of your thought patterns as well as changes in your body from day to day. You really get to know yourself, what your body and life needs. You move with Life.

The gentlest of twists and turns, stretches and breaths dramatically alters the body and experience of life in general in a gentle slow yoga practice.

Stay young, flexible and in touch with your body. Learn to feed your body and mind,  heart and soul the things that let it shine.

Do you want to learn more about aging beautifully, living naturally and enjoy the best health of your life? Contact me