Tender loving self-care – or how to keep your own fur glossy

A few years ago I was walking downtown Bucharest with a colleague from the private school where we were both teaching English as a Second Language. We were taking in the sites and, because it was a very hot summer afternoon, we chose the terrace of a small bistro to sit and have a cool … More Tender loving self-care – or how to keep your own fur glossy

When intuition calls: how to follow the whispers of your inner knowingness

In my early twenties I found myself in the emergency room of a large – and very reputable – Los Angeles hospital. Even though I was young and relatively healthy, I found myself struck with a host of strange physical symptoms: I had numbness in my hands, tingling in my legs, headaches and a general … More When intuition calls: how to follow the whispers of your inner knowingness

New love, mature love, ageless love, timeless love: Francesco Petrarch vs. Married Life

To be able to say how much you love is to love but little. Francesco Petrarch   Francesco Petrarch was an Italian poet and scholar who lived between 1304 and 1374. He is considered one of the initiators of 14th century Renaissance. To be completely honest, I knew OF him but, until two weeks ago, … More New love, mature love, ageless love, timeless love: Francesco Petrarch vs. Married Life

A daily dose of “Sunday” feelings: or bringing out the special emotions reserved for special occasions

Today was a so-called “ordinary” day for me. I put ordinary between quotes because I don’t believe there are ordinary days, by the way… but that is another story. For now, let’s just stick with ordinary in the sense of habitual, mostly repetitive, done-that-before-will-do-it-again sort of thing. My son and I woke up in the … More A daily dose of “Sunday” feelings: or bringing out the special emotions reserved for special occasions

How to cultivate abundance – or how I decided to be among the “haves” after spending years as a “have not”

This expression, “the haves and the have nots”, usually refers to money. But it struck me today that I have been a “have not” for decades in so many unjust, narrow, obsessive ways that the world around me must have banged its metaphorical head against the wall practically daily with frustration. Let me explain… We … More How to cultivate abundance – or how I decided to be among the “haves” after spending years as a “have not”

Comic relief and laughter everywhere. Just look around!

There’s a baby store not far from where I live that manages to have all kinds of funny things in the window. You would think “Well, what’s so funny about cribs and strollers?” They can be cute… but funny? They do it with quotes… or word posters. This one is the best I’ve seen there … More Comic relief and laughter everywhere. Just look around!

The breadcrumbs trail, miracles, and cool dreams – or how my subconscious and I are becoming friends

I’ve been in the spiritual/self-help/manifestation/LawofAttraction/self-development waters for years. More like decades in fact – about two, to be more precise. And what do I have to show for it? Well, a day like yesterday actually… Nowadays I am publishing my own books and trying to learn as much as I can about the publishing business. … More The breadcrumbs trail, miracles, and cool dreams – or how my subconscious and I are becoming friends

Emotional Alchemy: How to turn fear into a springboard to growth and joy

I have to admit it – though, please, not in public and especially not in front of my kids: I am a scaredy cat. I get frightened very, very easily. There are good days and bad days and on a bad day my mind races to find horror images of… whatever happens to scare me … More Emotional Alchemy: How to turn fear into a springboard to growth and joy