Sacred Journey

A Prada hippie's travels, obsessions and boundless search for MORE JOY!

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

Lao Tsu
Jack Kornfield's book signing


There must have been a cosmic fire as I was coming into this world! As I was rushing through the life skills & preparation processing lines, I must have missed collecting one of the most important virtues for my lifetime swag bag. … the all elusive ability to be…wait for it…PATIENT! Ha! Who am I kidding, this Pitta, Aries Dragon in a classic show of impatience, probably pulled the damn fire alarm, to expedite my first peek into this world!Continue reading

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails.


I have finally stopped vibrating from the energizing buzz of ALOHA that has been humming through my body since Janene and I returned home from the Big Island.

Attending the Merrie Monarch as a vendor at the Grand Naniloa Hilton Hotel was such an amazing journey on Aloha Inspiration’s never-ending magical carpet ride. Continue reading

If you think you are so enlightened go and spend a week with your parents.

Ram Das
Mandy Horst, the finished product!

Diary of an upper blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty (BLEF-uh-roe-plas-tee) includes surgery to repair droopy eyelids that may involve removing excess skin, muscle and fat.

Definition by Mayo Clinic Staff

As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes.

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Lingzhi, the king of mushrooms

Magic Mushrooms

Lingzhi or Reishi mushrooms are truly nature’s “cure all” gift to this planet for ultimate healing.

Twenty years ago, Dr. Ihor Basko introduced me to the wonders of Reishi mushrooms. Over the course of the 12 years that he treated our four-legged kids, he had both Misha and Kula on Reishi mushrooms. The healing benefits of Reishi mushrooms is quite extensive. This list will give you an idea:Continue reading

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

Denis Waitley