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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 […]

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 […]

A Spiritual Pilgrimage to Mother India

    With 7 days remaining until my departure to Delhi, I have stuffed my bags with everything required to live on the road for the next 75 days. This is my 70th  birthday present – the journey I have  longed for. I leave everything familiar behind – puppy, husband,  friends, my comfy bed,  the ” security” […]

Julie and Victor get married in Mendocino

  “Call Julie regarding their wedding in Mendocino” the note said. My heart leaped with delight! Wow, what a lovely surprise.  What a sweet opportunity to perform a ceremony for two good friends – people Richard and I dearly love! I’m thrilled! For the next two weeks Julie and I had many telephone conversations between […]

Return to the pottery studio

Sculpted elephants, polished little pots, wedding vessels, cereal bowls – yes, I am back to work! It is more like “play” and very rewarding! After living in Mexico for 8 months – rewarding in itself, but without a studio –  it is a true pleasure to be immersed once more in art-making. It brings me […]
Learning to let thoughts be - not attaching to them

A Contemplative Life: Mind Training

One week ago my Mexican born puppy Nube (it means “Cloud” in Spanish) and I arrived in San Francisco. It was her first trip out of her country. I have been traveling back and forth for over 10 years now, spending my winters on the beach in La Manzanilla, summers in my cabin in Mendocino. […]
The flowering

The true meaning and promise of marriage

After performing hundreds of weddings and being married myself for over a decade, I have some observations about this rite of passage. Some people unconsciously approach marriage as a vehicle to quell fear and loneliness, and meet their “needs”. There is nothing wrong with that necessarily. However, marriage may not accomplish this goal. What it […]

Kirtan in La Manzanilla

Casa Luz was pleased to present Hari Bol live in a New Year’s Kirtan. Musicians Raoul Diaz on  harmonium, and Jimmy Shiva on tabla/percussion delivered a very moving Kirtan to the community of La Manzanilla in celebration of the New Year. Nearly fifty of us gathered under the full moon to welcome new beginnings, change […]

The Eight Components of Love

As I quiet myself to prepare to write my first post, I am confronted with a wonderful question: “What do I deeply and authentically want to say?”  It is akin to the question: “What is my life about?” I dedicate this website and the following blog posts to this essential question. It is OUR question. […]