Photos from the Women’s March, January 21, Los Angeles

The march was wonderful. What a loving and  inspiring crowd of people. They estimate 750,000 people walked in Los Angeles, causing huge waits to get anywhere. We stood huddled together for long periods of time, and still we smiled, cheered, chanted, sang, and danced. Here are some photos of some of my favorite signs that people carried with them throughout the day. We walked with our local SB Cares group - 140 of us went on buses from the South Bay. (The first two photos and of my friend and day-long march buddy, Debra and myself.) I'm wearing the Spirited Women's Namaste scarf. Will I ever do another march? The answer if a resounding "yes!" Everyone I hear from feels the same way. We loved it! And in the meantime, SB Cares is still working. We've developed several task forces to do what we can to keep moving forward, not backwards to where our new president wants us to be. I'm a co-chair of the Women's Rights task force and a member of the one on mental health. Come join us. Fin … [Read more...]

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The Women’s March on January 21

On January 21, 2017, I will participate in the Women's March in Los Angeles along with an estimate of more than 1 million women in over 100 cities worldwide. It is anticipated that more than 30,000 will march with me in Los Angeles in support of women’s rights and equality. If you would like to see if there is a march in your city, go here. I'd love for you to join me. How important is this? It is TIME FOR OUR VOICE. One day after the presidential inauguration. TO BE HEARD. The Spirited Woman Prayer Scarf - A Symbol for the Women’s March Worldwide I urge you to stand together with your spiritually conscious sisters and brothers in solidarity by wearing the Spirited Woman Prayer Scarf, whether you attend the march or deeply support it in spirit. I came across the prayer scarf, about a year ago. I was introduced to Nancy Mills, the founder of Spirited Woman  and the Sisterhood of the Sacred Scarves through my friend, author Eleanor Vincent, who will also walk on January 21 in Oakl … [Read more...]

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Want to join me in meditating?

I’m going through some tough stuff right now and I’ve found that the Oprah and Deepak Finding Your Flow free meditation series is helping a lot. The three-week series started seven days ago and it’s not too late for you, if you’re interested, to join me. If you start today you’d have two more weeks to go. I like it because they make it easy. Each session, starting with Oprah and then Deepak introducing the centering thought and the Sanskrit mantra for the day, lasts no more than twenty minutes. Deepak minds the meditating time so all I have to do is close my eyes and keep repeating the mantra until he rings a little bell that indicates it’s time to release the mantra. He speaks again after the meditation period about the day’s centering thought, and then closes the session with Namaste. Today’s session title is “Finding Consciousness.” The centering thought is “My consciousness is universal consciousness,” and the mantra is “Sahasrara Im” or “I am pure awareness.” Why don’t … [Read more...]

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