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Crazy or Wise?

We are showing the movie Crazywise at Songbird on May 2. The film explores mental health in the context of whether someone is “Crazy or Wise.” I have asked myself this same question whenever I get an intuitive hit of something to do. I asked […]


The Stepping Stones of Life

Are you living your passion or are you feeling stuck? As you move through life, you will have moments of both. You can view the process like a stepping stone path that leads you in the right direction. We are all different, and like our […]


Spring Clean Your Attachments

I am on a 6 month retreat. . .  in Downtown Cotati! That might sound strange, but it’s ideal for me. I need to stay close to Songbird, and my 5 minute walk is the perfect distance for me. I also need private time to […]


Gifts from a Homeless Man

February is Relationship Wellness month. It can be easy just to focus on romantic relationships or relationships with those who are close to us, but you can also focus on all kinds of relationships – business, friendships, and especially your relationship with yourself. At the […]


Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

You’ve likely heard the story that the pessimist sees the glass as half empty and the optimist sees the glass as half full. Both sides consider their opinions to be right, and the other view to be wrong. Both are judgments. I have a different […]


Positive Impact Gifts

When I think of the holiday season, one of the things that comes to mind is gifts. Many of the gifts you give at this time of year are “have to” or “expected” gifts. These are gifts for people you might not know very well […]


Gratitude Gifts

The holiday season has always been a time that I focus on gratitude. I am grateful for everything in my life and especially Songbird. Recently I have been thinking about the many people who have come to Songbird and later left or changed roles. Each […]



There are many types of awareness that aid in our wellbeing. The Toltec path taught me awareness of the voices in my head. Feldenkrais (Awareness through Movement) taught me body awareness. Learning to stay in the moment taught me to become more aware of my […]