Journal

by Nansee New

My friend Erica Feilder

I am moved to write a series of blog posts about the extraordinary women in my life. I truly am sustained by them. I know I am not alone. The Mendocino coast is brimming with truly amazing women. We know it and we love it and we celebrate it often. Here is my story about […]
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Sylvia and Ray’s Wedding, Crying in the Rain.

    I was impressed with Sylvia from the moment she called me. Here is a mother of a 4 month old, a 5 year old special needs son and a 7 year old daughter planning an out of town wedding with her childhood sweetheart Ray, on a shoestring budget. Sylvia is a woman who […]
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A Traditional Filipino Wedding

Janice and Ray Jan, high-school sweethearts, dreamed of someday getting married. Throughout the years they worked towards this day which marks the joining of their lives. They are accompanied only by close family members, “For the ideals, the understanding, and the mutual respect, which you bring to your life together, had their roots in the love and […]
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Exploring the Edge as a Coach

To be effective and vital as a coach, I need to keep looking at those places just out of full view of my attention. This keeps me working on my own material, brings fresh information, and develops humility, compassion and skill. My most recent inquiry into these places just out of view was through dream […]
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Inward eyes

A few days days ago I had a conversation with a Huichol beaded mask. I stood before it, transfixed. I listened and watched mostly – with an utterance occasionally falling from my lips. I began to notice that when I had thoughts about the mask – like what the face meant – the look on […]
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Grace

  After spending a warm winter in Mexico, I return to a deliciously sprouting springtime in Northern California. And with me comes a knowing, finally and clearly, that my life is sourced from where I put my attention. Do I have my attention on fears and resentment? On love and gratitude? Where does my attention […]
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Becoming a Life Coach

Many years ago I was given a simple and powerful tool for how to live. It was offered to me as a mantra for life in the form of three words: Love Praise Gratitude Choose to love others, to love life as it unfolds, and to love one-self. Recognize that we are all bathed in […]
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My last days in India

I am in Tiruvannamalai, south India and the mercury is rising – along with my discomfort. I have not been feeling well and every time I eat I feel sick. I am burning up with the heat. Yet even in the midst of this swirl of dizziness and weakness, I am aware of the grace […]
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Ramana

Tiruvannamalai, located in Tamil Nadu, southern India is where Ramana Maharshi lived his life as an enlightened sage. Here at the foot of mount Arunachala lies his ashram – Ramanaashram. Although “Sri Bhavagan” left his body over 60 years ago, his presence is alive in this truly vibrant ashram, where many devotees live and work, […]
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The Sacred Ganges River

The River Ganges gushes out of the Himalayas, the highest mountain range on earth. In Rishikesh she is a wide, cool, rapidly flowing and ever gurgling presence. Along her banks are ghats – or steps – leading down to the edge. Every evening at sunset, fire pujas with devotional chanting are performed along the ghats. […]
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