I wonder if you let your mind dance?

I wonder if you let your mind dance? We are all learning the importance of quieting your mind and there are many ways you can do that like meditating, self-hypnosis, praying or chanting. There has been studies that tell us that 10 min of doodling has the same affect as meditating. I let my mind relax by playing the game “I Wonder” it is the way I let my mind dance!
I have been wondering about the trees and what kind of tree I would want to be if I was a tree. I have beautiful trees in my yard and I love the Grandma Willow that seems so resilient even when a tornado took her mate. She remains strong and flexible. She is the first to wake up in the spring with her yellow green leaves. The giant pine who has branches that dominate the side yard is a comfort in every season. The beauty of the winter snow on his branches is breathtaking. We have tall oak trees that stand at attention like a group of soldiers keeping my house and family safe. But this year I would like to be a red sugar maple. It appears that they are so vivid and alive as if they are laughing. I like to think they are such brilliant colors because of the sweetness that runs through their veins. You can’t have monkey mind when you play I wonder. Your subconscious loves the game and your conscious brain relaxes.
This Saturday I will share wonderful stories about Hawaii and the ancient studies of Huna, Aloha and Ho’oponopono.These studies may make you healthier and happier and definitely more peaceful. Come and play the I wonder game with me and calm your mind. Imagine the Hawaiian Islands before tourism. What did the ancient teachings teach us about healng our mind and our body? What can we do today to make ourselves stronger? I hope you will join me Saturday morning from 8:30-11:30 to let your mind dance. The cost is $40

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Are you Irish on St. Patrick’s Day or everyday?

leprechaunAre you Irish on St Patrick’s Day or everyday?

There is a saying that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. This is a funny because although Ireland’s population have never been above 4 million people there are 10 times that  many people who claim Irish ancestry in America.  Most American’s are not 100% anything well except my brother-in law who is 100% German.  I have the DNA of a number of nationalities yet it is the 50% Irish I attach too.

I have a little plaque  in my house that I would like to share with you that may explain the 40 million people in America are claiming that their roots are found deep in the Emerald Isle.

God then made man, the Italians for music and art,

the French for fine food, the German for intelligence,

the Swedes for their beauty, the Jew for religion,

and on and on until He looked at what He created and said,

this is all very fine, but no one is having any fun,

“I guess I’ll have to make an Irishman.”

I don’t know about anyone else but I believe in the magic of laughter and joy. I know there is little that is more effective in healing our bodies and our hearts. Studies show that a good belly laugh is better that many pain medications and when we have fun with someone we cement the relationship. There is a belief  that a marriage is strong as long as the couple has fun together.
Even if we can’t speak the same language a smile builds a bridge between people. The neuro- chemicals and peptides like seotonin and dopamine that our brain releases when we are  happy  makes us healthier.

So I will raise a toast to my Papa Art, my Nanny and to Paddy Conroy! I hope you will all join me because we are all Irish on St.Paddy’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to All!


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