Category Archives: Zen

Goodbye Healing Sessions, Hello World

Yesterday I gave my last one-on-one bodywork session. It was a 90-minute massage with a generous soul who surrendered to the relaxing experience and gave me the gift of witnessing, one more time, the power of healing intention and healing … Continue reading

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Question #26

Here’s a great question from a reader: I am a constant worrier. And I particularly worry about the future. Do you have any strategies that might help me be more in the present moment — and more at peace with … Continue reading

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Slug Saver

Many of you know that I am a long-time vegetarian and a forever animal lover. I think I came out of the chute part-bird, part human, and fully empathic (thank you for this, ma!). My animal compassion decisions and actions … Continue reading

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How the ZenPen Process Heals

Last spring I created a live writing group in my home which I initially called “Writing for Transformation and Personal Growth.” Every Wednesday, four-six of us would gather in my living room for tea, snacks, and writing. I facilitated the … Continue reading

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Buddhas, Stones, and Labyrinths

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in … Continue reading

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I Met My Soul Sister on Maui

It’s not every day that you meet your soul sister. I wasn’t even looking for one, for I have several back home who are clearly my soul sisters for a whole host of reasons (fist bumps to you special women … Continue reading

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Maui: The Sacred Garden Post

This afternoon Walter and I headed to several lovely spots on Maui, including The Sacred Garden of Maliko in Makawao. This healing sanctuary and botanical garden is an oasis for the Courtney Putnams of the world. And perhaps for you, … Continue reading

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