Pay Attention to Detail

Sitting here in a cafe feeling appreciation for the simple things. Thinking about and feeling into what it means to pay attention. To pay attention to detail. Attention to the heart of the matter. Attention to what matters to our most human of beings. I just arrived back from a conference in San Francisco. It […]

Yoga and InterPlay Classes, Workshops & Retreats

Yoga and InterPlay Classes, Workshops, and Retreats throughout Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, and San Mateo Counties. Info at Inside Out: A retreat to explore your yoga practice more deeply Join me this September for a special time set aside for yoga practice, self reflection and fun! Luxuriate for a few days – get away from […]

The Lost Arts of Stillness and Silence

As I was reading this announcement below, I heard on the radio the popular old tune – Sounds of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel. I had to laugh. I was reading about the Art of Stillness while hearing about the Sounds of Silence. Sound familiar? Those desirable qualities nowadays that are brought forth through our yoga […]


Is it really true that when we lie down, let go and look up – magic might happen? When I was a teenager I had an experience related to this inquiry that informs me to this day. Tough times for me at the age of 13. I would often go to my room and put […]

An Endless Circle of Love

View Julianne Rice’s profile   Furry Friends are the Best I thought I was going to come to you this weekend with words of wisdom … not so sure. I’m distracted. My canine buddy, Rosie, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday. I notice myself sighing throughout the day trying to adjust to this missing […]

The Power of Practice

Practice makes progress. Practice can be a way of life. Practice loving. Practice eating well. Practice your favorite art or hobby. Practice whatever you practice that allows you time to be present with yourself repeatedly. Let the power of practice enrich you. It’s the practice itself that can be the medicine for what ails us. Improvement occurs […]

Stop, Breathe, Look and Listen

Blessings All! Today as I was working on material for my upcoming Yoga Retreat in the Redwoods I came upon a distinction that I find fascinating. It illustrates how a simple action can shift the course we are on. How a simple action can begin to chip away at unconscious patterns of thought and behavior. […]

Ready to Play, Ready to Practice

On the eve of another wonderful Santa Cruz summer day I am left appreciating – so much. I just finished listening to an audio book by Carol Burnett, Reflections on Her Life. She is so positive and so focused. When asked about her first show business opportunity when she was about 17 years old, she […]

Sweet Songs of Spring

Hello to everyone near and far. I’d love to share with you an insight that came unexpectedly to me this week. My insight came to me through music. I’ve always loved music and dancing and learn a lot from them. Enjoying some amazing songs recently I noticed that sometimes my life reflects the lyrics and […]