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A Music Meditation for Greater Life

Life. The energy that animates us, the spark that enlivens us, the light of our awareness. If Love is the ground of all being, then Life is what springs forth from that fertile matrix to create All That Is. It's easy to forget that we are alive. That sounds strange, does it [...]

Black Lives Matter: My Stand on Race Relations

In light of the tragic death of George Floyd - the latest in an unfortunately long line of wrongful deaths at the hands of institutional racism - I feel the need to make a clear statement about who I am and what I stand for. Through my groups Tingari and Sanjati and [...]

My Favorite Practice to Honor ANGER

Many people - including me - use yoga as a tool to deal with anger. I invite you to try it, too, but NOT just in the conventional, quiet, peaceful-looking way. The next time you feel angry, go to your yoga mat, roll it up into a tube, and use it to [...]

Live Sanjati Meditation for Stress Relief

Joel and I did a Facebook live broadcast of an hour-long live meditation concert featuring music from both of our Sanjati meditation music albums. We invite you to find a comfortable spot and immerse yourself deeply in this healing experience. <3    

Humidified Air Makes Healthy Humans

Did you know that dry air is one of the primary factors that spurs viral outbreaks? While lack of proper sun exposure and fresh produce are obvious factors in the prevalence of sickness during the winter months in temperate zones, researchers have found that the dry air inside our homes can contribute [...]

By |2020-03-21T16:37:42+00:00March 21st, 2020|Holistic Health, Ohio, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Golden Immunity: Listen to This Meditation to Optimize Immune Function

When we feel afraid of getting sick, we may seek to "boost" our immune system, when that may not be the best way to stay well. Seeking to BALANCE the immune system in a state of perfect order will help you maintain wellness without artificially pushing your immune system toward one state [...]

The R-Evolution is Here, Now

Some of you may have noticed the recent addition of gardening posts here on my blog, or the expansion of my Kenmore Park Garden Club group on Facebook. And, while gardening may seem a deviation from what I usually share about music and creativity, about how to become an artist and use [...]

What’s the Difference Between Vermiculite and Perlite?

Here in Ohio, we have heavy clay soil that tends to compact easily. When we get steady rain - as we often do - clay soil gets waterlogged, and once it dries out a bit, it turns as hard as a brick. None of these conditions are good for typical garden plants. [...]

By |2020-02-07T21:30:34+00:00February 7th, 2020|Conscious Gardening, Creativity in Columbus, Ohio|0 Comments

What is the Best Composting Method?

What is the best composting method? Gardeners have argued this question for many a season, and yet it seems we are left with more questions than answers. Are worm farms better than compost heaps? Are compost tumblers worth the money? What is the right browns to greens ratio? I believe the answer [...]

By |2020-02-06T23:01:13+00:00February 6th, 2020|Conscious Gardening, Creativity, Holistic Health, Ohio|0 Comments

What Do We Do Now?

So, what do we do now?   Yes, Australia is burning. Yes, the person at the helm of our country has bombed Iraq and killed one of the most powerful Iranian military commanders, quite possibly instigating WWIII. The climate is in turmoil, our government cares nothing for representing the people and seeks [...]