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Every Emotion Has a Shelf-Life

A recent email conversation I had with a friend and teacher of Radiant Child Yoga went like this: Her: There was a short delay in finishing our project, because I had a car accident more than a week ago and I had to recover a little and rest. Sorry about the delay. Me: How are you? [...]

Aretha, I love you

It's been a long while since there's been a post.  Today is the right day for it.  It started when I read an article that my husband pointed out to me in the New Yorker magazine (April 4, 2016). The article is Soul Survival:  The revival and hidden treasure of Aretha Franklin. The article was [...]

Children’s Attention Deficiency? Try Yoga instead of Drugs

Meet Suzanne. The following is her practicum for completion of her training with Radiant Child Yoga's 200 hour certification. Suzanne and Shakta at Happily Ever Now training I am a clinical social worker with a Master’s from Columbia University, as well as a certified yoga teacher.  I began doing yoga and meditation twenty [...]

Sadhana Practice: Living in Awe and Grace

It is surprising to me the lessons that Sadhana--daily spiritual practice-- has birthed into my life. I learned to prefer myself. I learned to take the time and give myself the gift of minutes. I also learned grace. I learned there would be days I could make my practice longer, and add tune in, warm [...]

A Love Affair with Dolphins

Right now I am in Kona, Hawaii. It is a gorgeous day, as every day seems to be here. I am on a spiritual tour, swimming with dolphins each day, guided by meditations created by spiritual helper, Bashar. While I am finding the group fun, and the meditations deep, my experience of spending days on [...]

Age of Inclusivity

Think of your mind as a triangle.  There's the two lower corners that represent the polarity of negative and positive perspective. There is a sense of exclusivity in this perspective--it is either one thing or another, and never the two shall meet! Then there is the top point of the triangle that is the higher [...]

Peace Begets Peace, Hate Begets Hate

  During one of Darryl Anka’s channeling sessions (Bashar.org), the questioner came with much concern about “protecting” our earth and the future of life on earth. The answer is something I want to keep close in this transitioning time we are going through--interestingly at this season of Peace and Love. I'm sharing it with you [...]

Lessons to–and from–Cockatiels

Everything applies to everything else. Birds are birds, but they are living beings as we are living beings. And so, feel free to substitute the word "people" for "birds" in the lessons learned in the experience I am about to tell you. What we label “trauma” is everywhere. When it is seen as trauma, it [...]

The Empty Nest and The Phoenix

This drawing, like all drawings, came from a blank piece of paper, very much like how all of our emotions, creativity, and thoughts rise up from a blank, new, empty, fresh unknown place. I was listening to an audio recording of the consciousness-expanding ideas that come from a teacher I love named Bashar.  My eyes [...]

Perceiving the Beauty in Autism

After taking the Radiant Child Yoga for ADHD and Autism course, I found all that I was taught in the course became real to me as I started tuning into these children. I saw how special these kids are-- and how to recognize it and call it forward suddenly hit my heart. One boy in [...]