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Holiday Strong, Holiday Enough

My husband and I joined this program they were having at our gym this year mainly because we liked the tiny rubber bracelet we get to wear for joining the program: it says, “It’s on, Holiday Strong.” Somehow, the dark, twisty, precarious nature of holidays past vanishes when I look at this bracelet and hear these words in my mind. The longing of moments gone by and the idea that I must somehow produce perfect Norman Rockwell moments for my children melts away. The ideas that my food will not taste “good enough,” or my presents will not “be enough,”…

Do Nothing, Change Everything

If you had to place a dart on the picture above representing levels self-awareness, where would it land? Are you aware you’re angry? Do you spend most of your time being angry? Are you ashamed of some things about yourself? Are you aware of any fear? Had you asked me twenty years ago (and I had been truthful), my self-awareness dart would have landed somewhere on the wall—not even on the board. I was relatively unconscious and unaware of any suffering. I was numb and told everyone “I was fine.” This is often what unconsciousness feels like. Ironically, because I was…

The Scariest Idea in the Universe

There’s an interesting rule in the spiritual world that goes something like, if we can talk about something, we’re probably not very scared of it. The things that terrify us we won’t talk about—at all. Ironic, right? Not only that, we won’t entertain or tolerate anyone that talks of these things. The scariest idea in the Universe is one I learned from clients, but not in the traditional way through talking. The scariest idea in the Universe was the one thing everyone unilaterally never discussed with me; and when I talked about it, people fled. Consider yourself officially warned. The…

Session Prices Dropped

Hi Everyone, Thank you for the loving response to the book—especially in times like these. This last month has challenged us all spiritually, physically, and financially. We all know people impacted by the global events and are sending extra money and love to them. We are all digging deep to support our loved ones and communities. My contribution is to cut my hourly session price to $25.oo/hour until the end of the year. That is the price of the average copay. Self-care is more important than ever! Namaste, Dana  

BOOK ONE is Done!!!

In times such as these, when we feel as if the world as we’ve defined it is breaking apart, we want to cling to something—or someone(s). The leader of the free world, the pope, or a doctor are the people to look for reassurance, inspiration, and answers. But it’s not their job to make us feel okay. It never was. Yes Dorothy, the illusion that we all must address at some point in our lives is that others have more power or wisdom than we do—they don’t. You alone, and uniquely, are fully equipped for this ride. Therefore, we fix…

“Va-LOGGING”

The Benevolent Universe, The Story of Your Unique Genius is finished. 1 million-plus words written, 8 rewrites, 6 editors, and 13 years of my life. This book is my third child—as much heart and soul as one can put into something non-human. I feel much the same way as I did right before the birth of my two daughters as well. It also feels like I am 13 years pregnant and ready for this baby to come out. I was hoping to have an Amazon launch date this week, but the best I can tell you is, “Soon.” Lots of…

Random Thoughts About My Hair

Post alert. If you’re having a tough day, this maybe too hard to read especially if you don’t read to the end (the inspiring part). I hope it gets better, by the way. Don’t worry, I’ll be back next week with news about the book!! Yes, I said book. For a long time now, I’ve been mad at my hair. It started at fortyish. I told myself all the things everyone else says. It’s too thin. It’s hormones. Having the kids ruined it. Need more Biotin. Using the wrong shampoo. My water is too hard…. And on and on and…