“We need the tonic of wildness…we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable, we can never have enough of nature”
― Henry David Thoreau

As children, many of us received nudges from our parents or more like a push out the back door and outside we went. Suddenly, we became lost in the natural world around us. We lived through our senses and nature was our teacher and guide. Our natural gifts and talents are the extension of our connection to the natural world and reflect back to us the true nature of who we are. These times are demanding for this connection again more than ever – for play, for feeling the breaking leaves under our steps and for breathing in the life around us. Nature tunes our frequency and moves us back to our deepest and most authentic inclinations. Our role is as caretaker and gardener. We are meant to unearth our one-of-a-kind medicine and take it out into the world.


“What flows through your mind sculpts your brain. Thus you can use your mind to change your brain for the better – which will benefit your whole being, and every other person whose life you touch. By changing your brain, you change your life”

~ Rick Hanson, Author of the Buddha Brain.

Dissonance works really well in Jazz but not so well in life. The chemicals produced by our stressful lives, keep us in a predatory mind set, in fear and on constant alert. The results are fatigue, foggy thinking, frustration and depression and the desire to go under the covers and never come out again.
Scientific findings of the last few years on the brain’s ability to change, that it is “plastic”,  has open up worlds. We can re-wire for health, creativity, connection and well-being. Developing a healthy mind is at the heart of social and emotional intelligence.


“The patterns of our lives reveal us. Our habits measure us”

~Mary Oliver

We’ve become ruled by our habits and function through auto-pilot. Our ability to focus has become weak, our minds race and attention quickly shifts. Our power lies within our capacity to slow down, watch our mind and notice how our emotions feed us or drain us of our energy.
We create our reality in our mind first thus mindfulness is the first and most powerful tool in your toolkit. It is a way of coming to see your mechanical, neural and emotional pathways, recognizing the patterns and developing the courage to choose differently – that which is in alignment with your biggest goals and dreams.