Quiet in the Eye of the Storm

I was in a meeting two days ago in Tel Aviv. The speaker was sharing about the power and the challenges of surrendering to our Higher Power to guide us. Suddenly the sirens go off, and the 20+ people in the group immediately head out of the meeting room, and into the stairwell, which is…

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Stress at work – what you can do

Did you know that stress is the number 1 cause of absenteeism in the workplace? In fact, Yahoo reported on a very interesting study conducted in the UK, finding that “stress has now overtaken the common cold as the main cause of workplace absenteeism, with a cost to the UK economy of £9.6bn per year, according…

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A Vote for Confidence

It’s really important for every human voice to be counted. The sum total of those voices is so much greater than any one of them could be alone. This is the power of choice. Today is election day in the United States. I hold dual citizenship: born and raised in the US – American –…

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Renovating yourself from the inside out…

When you’re going through change… it’s kind of like renovating a house. First there’s a period of preparation. Then there’s a period of clearing away the clutter. Then there’s the phase of building…. Mayhem. Disorder. Disarray. Dirt. Debris. Your schedule goes off. You find yourself answering to the schedules of workmen and contractors who either…

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Brain research reveals what is the most annoying noise in the world

Sound can be either a constructive or destructive force dependent upon how it is used. I have spent the last twenty years of my life investigating how sound, voice and rhythm can have a healing affect upon our body, mind and spirit. Recently, a new research surrounding magnetic brain imaging has revealed that the most…

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Ancient Israel Drum travels to Ancient China

Ancient is becoming new again… I had the great pleasure this week of meeting Moshe Frumin, an artist and photographer who specializes in the reconstruction of Ancient Israel Instruments.  We journeyed to Kiryat Bialik, just north of Haifa, to visit his museum. Wow. What a place!  Moshe has researched all types of biblical and pre-biblical…

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How Your Voice Can Support You or Strike You Down

I just returned from a kundalini class at 6:15 am.  The exercises are simple yet challenging.  The simple breath exercises the most challenging of all. The goal is to have an equal amount of breath coming in as going out.   So simple, not so easy. Sound and voice carries on breath.   According to…

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Be Yourself, Forgive Yourself – Yom Kippur

Dusk is falling, and Yom Kippur the Hebrew Day of Atonement arrives. For the next 24 hours, an entire nation comes to a halt. No cars, no buses, no transportation in the street, save for children riding on their bicycles, as there is no danger of traffic to interfere. I love the quiet of this…

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Shed Negativity – Allow in Good – Ancient Ritual “Taschlich”

(Posted yesterday – but the video didn’t upload. Having challenges editing.) This is a major cool ritual for Releasing Negativity and Allowing in Good: Loved singing prayerfully in the Judean desert. What are you ushering in new? Leave a comment below

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Ancient Ritual to Let Go of the Old and Open to the New…Tashlich

Tashlich is an ancient ritual to let go of the old to allow space for the new. Traditionally, the ritual consists of throwing pieces of bread into the sea or river, while you release the ways in which you have played small or transgressed over the prior year. It’s a time to come clean. In…

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