The Self-Improvement Juggernaut There was a time in my life, as there is in many lives who grow up submersed in the Western cultural values of striving and “being better”, that I was obsessed with self-improvement. I read all the books about “how to be a better this” and “how to be better at that”. […]
What Makes Selfcare Selfcare?
What Makes Selfcare Selfcare? Selfcare is a buzzword and often a marketing ploy to get you to buy some product or service (even mine!). But selfcare isn’t something that comes from outside of you by its very definition. Selfcare, real selfcare, is an inside job. So it’s not about what you might buy, or where […]
Stressed? Try This Vocal Toning Selfcare Practice
Are you all feeling the amping of energies lately and just as stressed out as I am? Astrologically, we are in very interesting times. Time itself seems to be speeding up, information (and misinformation) is a constant onslaught, and change is not only imminent but mandatory. We’re all being asked to up our game. If […]
Vocal Play: Spring Cleaning!
Every Spring, many minds turn to the practice of spring cleaning, clearing out the closets, dusting in all the nooks and crannies of a home, and making things sparkle! Why not do the same inside? Our bodies and minds could use a good cleansing after this rather challenging winter, don’t you think? Winter is typically […]
Voice Play: Treat for the Inner Child
For a child, being free with the voice is a natural thing. We animate our dolls and trucks. We laugh and make sounds freely. As we get older, it is no longer okay to make strange, silly sounds. We have to be serious. When things do escape our lips, others look at us like we […]
AH OM HUM for Sleep
Ready to settle down for the night and want a toning exercise that will quiet the mind and help prepare you for sleep that’s restful? Give AH-OM-HUM a try. It is very similar to AUM or OM, but there is a subtle yet powerful difference. These three syllables are a purification practice, perfect for sleep, […]