What is the “value” filament that connects your web?

January 8th, 2013

  As I was creating a new board on my Pinterest account, I was drawn to the varied images of webs found there.  As I labeled this new board “Web of Life”, I recalled an 1876 quote by Chief Seattle of the Seneca Nation: “We do not weave the web of life; We are merely a strand in it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.”  I have reflected on this passage throughout my life and know that it resonates personally for me because of our interconnectedness as human beings.  Now that we are all so firmly embedded in this information age and are active participants in the “world wide web”, we are aware that our global connections have tightened.  As a matter of course today, I was in communication with a new friend in France, heard via Facebook from a friend in Denmark, and reviewed posts from all over the world.  Some of these individuals I have meet personally through my travels and others have come through commonly held values or interests.  I am quite conscious that I am weaving my own web of interconnectedness.  Not only do I accept this new reality of being; likewise, I wonder what is the thread or filament of connection that I am sending forth?  (Read more…)

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Begin – Bring more organic, green into your life!

November 7th, 2012

"Begin!" In what ways do you connect to the earth? I mean to actually feel your connection to the rhythms and cycles of the earth? When was the last time that you walked barefoot on the grass, the beach, on solid ground, or squished in mud? Or, when was the last time that you waded into a body of water like a lake, a pond, a river, or the ocean allowing your feet to feel the freshness of the water on your toes? In contrast, do you prefer to hike or climb mountains out in the wild expanses of the countryside where your entire body is engaged with God’s good earth? Can you remember the last time that you have gotten your hands dirty by making contact with the soil? Do you garden or possibly grow some of your own fruits and vegetables? Or, are you like me surrounding your living space with houseplants that you water weekly, trim, and transplant when needed? In summary, do you experience some level of “hands on” joining in and personal association to Mother Nature? (Read more…)

  • Posted by admin on November 07, 2012 in Body, Life Coaching, Mind, Visions
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Stones of Time – Marking Sacred Space

October 19th, 2012

This is my first blog post entry since Ken and I moved into our new home several months ago.  Our focus shifted toward creating a home that we have designated as a sacred space for our life’s work together. We have been in the process of integrating life into one creative flow of energy since we moved to Santa Fe, NM just over two years ago. We left the more “traditional” life path of working in our office which was at a separate location from our home in Palm Desert, CA. Our intention has been to live more authentically from a deeper place of Essence in a location where a connection to the earth is enhanced. Ken’s gifted healing energy as a holistic health practitioner, bodyworker, and clinical hypnotherapist is being channeled through his hands into the creation of his wood art designs. I am researching, writing, and conducting interviews with couples on the topic of “Positive Pairing”, as well as empowering clients to develop a more neuro-positve brain that assists in their positive life flourishing. Most recently, I have been involved in creating a sustainable garden at the back of our home.   (Read more…)

Structures of Awe and Wonder

July 6th, 2012

 This photo is taken inside City Hall in downtown San Francisco of the dome area seen from the ground floor gazing upward. Ken and I were there attending the wedding of my daughter, Ana Clare. Prior to the ceremony, my eye was initially drawn to the large marble carvings embedded in the walls of the rotunda surrounding the massive steps that ascended from the first floor to the second. The architectural design of this turn of the century building is breathtaking!  However, after about fifteen minutes of taking in the grandeur of this interior space, my eyes lifted to the ceiling of the rotunda or dome. I was struck deeply with the emotions of awe and wonder as I took in the magnificence of the structure. (Read more…)

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Connection and Connecting

May 22nd, 2012

To whom and where do you feel most connected?  Is it something that happens from within, an experience that occurs because of outside events, or possibly both? If you were to locate in your body where this feeling of connection registers, where would you say it occurs?  Would it be in through your eyes, in your heart, the gut, solar plexus, or possibly an all body experience?  In this photo, Ken is connecting with a dolphin through the experience of an hour of play together.  There is an air of relaxed communication between the two of them that has aided in the formation of an unspoken bond.  What a gift to be invited to frolic in clear waters with another living creature! (Read more…)

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Adventure – Step Outside Your Box!

March 6th, 2012

Ken and I returned last week from a trip to Florida where we met our Santa Fe friends, Ross LewAllen and Hanne Moller in the Keys. The photo shown here is of Hanne and me on Ross’ sailboat,the Paradox. Ross was our experienced captain as we ventured out onto the waters surrounding Big Pine Key, FL.  Ken, Hanne, and I embraced the adventure of sailing under the beautiful blue skies with minimal wind that day.  Ross as our wise guide.  As you can see by our smiles, it was an exhilarating experience.  Can you remember when you last took an adventure that seduced you out of your routine? When you took a step or two out of the known into the unknown? When you risked the uncertainty of not knowing what to do or how to act? How long ago was that? (Read more…)

Biologically Wired for Interconnection

February 7th, 2012

I recently created a short post on our Mindbody Visions Facebook page with this picture accompanied by a quote from the esteemed Italian neuroscientist at U.C.L.A, Marco Iacoboni.  The excerpt that follows comes from his book, Mirroring People: The Science of Empathy and How We Connect With Other - ”Mirror neurons are brain cells that seem specialized in understanding our existential condition and our involvement with others. They show the we are not alone, but are biologically wired and evolutionarily designed to be deeply connected with one another.” Earlier and on the same page as this quote, he states: “Mirror neurons are the cells in our brain that make our experience, most made of interactions with other people, deeply meaningful.” Dr. Iacoboni is a learned scientist, researcher, and explorer who is advancing the field of neuroscience into new frontiers. Although it is no great shock to know that we, as humans, are inter-connected. It is deeply fascinating to understand on a biological level that our brains are wired to do so. We are talking about inter-connection hard-wired into our very DNA, rather than examining the issue from the philosophical, religious, political, spiritual, sociological, etc. perspectives. (Read more…)

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Woodwolff Design – “Tribal Interior Touches”

January 20th, 2012

This video is exemplary of Ken’s creative genius at work.  All of the wood art that is shown here has been designed and executed by Ken Horst, also known as the Woodwolff.   Just about three years ago, Ken worked primarily as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Holistic Health practitioner.  At that time, he synchronistically decided to take a workshop offered by William Kent Larkin, Ph.D. of the Applied NeuroScience Institute on reigniting one’s life passion. What began as a skeptical inquisitive glance into positive psychology, neuroscience, and quantum physics slowly transformed into an opportunity for an entirely avenue for self-expression. (Read more…)

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Mirror magnificence over mediocrity

January 13th, 2012

In our previous post, the focus was on mirroring love back to others.  This blog article will deal with the discovery of “mirror neurons” in the brain a little less than 20 years ago and its effect on how we inter-relate to one another.  As neuroscientists gained access to more advanced brain imaging technology, the study of the human brain has come a long way since the “decade of the brain” in the 1990′s.  The discovery of the “mirror neuron system” by a research group of Italian neuroscientists opened the door to the “science of empathy”.  Empathy deals with the experiencing as one’s own the feelings of another person.  The key factor that was uncovered about the “mirror neuron system” was the element of intentionality or acting with intention.  Amazingly, this aspect proved true even between humans and the monkeys being studied during this breakthrough in brain research. (Read more…)

We Are the Points of Light – Mirror Love!

January 2nd, 2012

Welcome to 2012!  Happy New Year to all and we have co-creatively entered the much discussed, written about, and hypothesized year.  The question before each of us is…How will we live?  Will we live in fear or in love?  In the Christian scriptures, there is a bold statement “love casts out fear”.  Moreover, it has been said that the two cannot co-exist simultaneously.  This translates to the belief that when one is grounded in love, his or her fear diminishes to the point of non-existence.  Love becomes enveloping! (Read more…)

  • Posted by admin on January 02, 2012 in Mind, Visions
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