I believe our most important job right now, is to learn how to live in our bodies. How to manage all the distracting input of our physical senses – our unruly, roller coaster emotions, our busy drunken monkey minds, the stresses and strains of living on a wobbly planet with it’s own agenda and weather patterns, and still remember that we are more than all of it.

How do we deal with gravity and digestion and inflammation and enlightenment? It’s a full time job. Fortunately, we have lots of tools. We have healing foods and medicines, we have energy systems and meridians, we have our amazing capacity for imagery and metaphor and meditation and laughter. And we are not alone…

I named my blog “Living In Your Body” because we are here, on Earth, in these amazing and frustrating physical forms with no owner’s manual, no training wheels and no reset button. My intent is to address different aspects of our experience that randomly catch my fancy and share with you my experience, knowledge, intuition and the wisdom of both ancient and modern teachings to be of service to you on your journey.

Being at peace with choices…
So many people seem to be stressed about making choices these days. Whether it is a major life change or[...]
Ancestral patterns – what we take on that isn’t ours…
EFT Master Jaqui Crooks teaches some brilliant work on clearing ancestral energies –  you know, the stuff we took on[...]
You Are Not Your Diagnosis…
Dr. Bernie Siegel said "A diagnosis is just an opinion." But it is so easy to take on a label;[...]
Transformation, Toxins and Butterflies
The milkweed plant is celebrated as the favorite food of the monarch butterfly caterpillar. It's also quite toxic, and in[...]
Changing Our Story – Reality is Relative…
We have experiences in our lives, and then we tell ourselves stories about what they mean, and then we live[...]
Letting Go of Our Old Stuff with Guided Imagery…
We talk about letting go in a lot of different contexts, but what does it really mean? We take stress and trauma into[...]
Finding Balance – EFT and the Bigger Picture
We humans tend to focus on what’s wrong, and like a dog licking a sore paw, we go over and[...]
The Presence of Absence…
When someone leaves your life, there is a space left behind, which we often perceive as absence.  But is it[...]
Quick Stress Relief Tips…
Trying to find the time to implement stress relief techniques can be stressful itself, so I wanted to share with[...]
Where Does the “Four Steps to Center” Meditation Come From?
People have asked me how I came up with the Four Steps to Center™ process that I use in many[...]
The Gratitude is Greater Than the Grief…
My beloved companion dog Satika died of a very aggressive cancer. We had 5 bittersweet weeks to enjoy together after he[...]
Every problem has a gift for you in it’s hands…
Health and healing are like life - filled with mystery and complexity and change. It makes the whole question of[...]
Happy for no reason…
I was privileged to interview Marci Shimoff, author of "Happy for No Reason" years ago for my teleseminar, Being happy[...]
Being at peace with choices…
Many of my clients are dealing with a major life change or decision, such as serious health issues and decisions[...]
Opening and completing your day…
"Opening and Completing Your Day," is a set of morning and evening guided imagery meditations created that give you an[...]
What should I eat? Nutrition and health…
Your nutritional and lifestyle patterns can nourish your spirit as well as your body. How we eat is as important[...]
Flow…
Well, I’m finally back to writing… I’ve missed the connection with you  through this newsletter, but it’s been quite an[...]
Imagery, meditation and the inner dog…
What do imagery and meditation have to do with dogs?  I share my home and my office with 2 wonderful[...]
Tossing and turning…
I can’t sleep, I just toss and turn for hours” is such a common complaint in my office these days.Thirty[...]
Detox and Cleanse Your Body and Mind…
Everyone is talking about detox these days. We are suddenly obsessed with how polluted our bodies are and what strange[...]
Moods Are Like the Weather… Seasonal Affective Disorder
OK, so from a spiritual perspective, you are the sky and your emotions are the clouds that come and go. Sometimes[...]
Understanding Viruses: Colds, Ebola and Louis Pasteur
Viruses can be uncomfortable, like the common cold or potentially deadly like Ebola. But what they share in common is[...]
Spirituality and work…
What makes a person spiritual?" And how do we - whatever our job - bring our own sense of spirituality[...]
Breaking My Wrist or How Long Does Healing Take?
It's been quite a year… In April as I was walking my dog, I fell and landed on my right[...]
Where Has Carol Been? In Reality…
Now there's a complex question! The Universe has taken me on my own personal Magical Mystery Tour these past two[...]
Stress, Peace and Falling Leaves…
The autumn leaves are just moving past peak color where I live in the Catskill Mountains. This time of year[...]
Tapping World Summit
The world of Meridian Tapping has grown these past several years, and I am continually finding new and exciting ways[...]
Springtime Allergies…
The weather has been crazy in the Northeast this year. A heat wave in March sent all the plants and[...]
the pursuit of the positive…
Our brains are such busy little things, always looking for something to notice to comment on, to judge. When we[...]
Give a Gift that Decreases Your Stress…
My partner and I are celebrating Valentine's Day this weekend, so I am still figuring out the best gift. Arielle[...]
A New Year and a New Bridge…
I am so pleased and relieved to be beginning the new year with a new bridge connecting my home and[...]
Water, Change and Hurricane Irene
It's been months since I sent out a newsletter, months since I felt like life was sort of normal. When[...]
What Does it Mean to Be Centered?
Being centered means having a reference point, a place to come back to when life and emotions and stress push[...]
Giving It Over – Do I Really Have To Do It All Myself?
I just found a computer program that creates a fancy To Do list for me and I felt an immediate[...]
Living In Your Body…
I believe our most important job right now, is to learn how to live in our bodies. How to manage[...]
Imagery, Visualization and Kindness…
Often clients have told me that they can’t do guided imagery because they “can’t visualize.” I find it ironic, because[...]
How Do I Fit Meditation Into My Busy Life?
The question I hear most frequently is "how do I find time to meditate? I'm stressed enough already, trying to[...]
Releasing Stress, Finding Peace…
The CDs of my new guided imagery meditation Releasing Stress, Finding Peace just arrived! I am so thrilled to have[...]
What Do I Do ???
I’ve been trying to write a new page for my website about the sessions I offer by phone or Skype,[...]
Transforming surgery – close to home…
I haven't written for a while, I've been helping my mother prepare for and recover from triple bypass surgery. Helping[...]
Loving what is – or how I learned to love and accept snow days
One of my favorite teachers, Byron Katie, talks about loving what is; letting go of our innate, knee-jerk reactions of[...]
Finding your WAY – intuition, common sense and overwhelm…
So many teachers think they have THE WAY – the one technique or philosophy that will cure your health problems,[...]
Imagery and kindness…
Often clients have told me that they can’t do guided imagery because they “can’t visualize.” I find it ironic, because[...]
The New Vitamin D Recommendations – Ignoring the Facts…
I was shocked last week to hear that the long awaited revision of Vitamin D recommendations ignored most of the of[...]
The flu, fear and the magic flu shot…
I can't stand it!  Summer's barely over and everywhere I look they're pushing flu shots! You can get a toxic[...]
so what’s a detox anyway?
Detox is really popular these days, but unfortunately few people know what it really means. And that leads to a[...]
crisis and opportunity..
A young friend of mine recently got involved with a young woman who lied to him about being over 18,[...]
Carol Look and Carol Robin talk about abundance…
Everyone's talking about abundance these days, tapping on it, saying affirmations, sucking up to the Law of Attraction, and generally[...]
safe space…
Lately I've been involved in a very interesting conversation about creating safe space. It came up in talking about working[...]
short attention span theatre…
Twenty years ago, I loved the comedy show called Short Attention Span Theatre.  Lately, I keep being reminded of it...  what[...]
Help Breast Cancer Options
Chase is holding a contest for non-profit organizations that ends Monday, 7/12 at midnight, and Breast Cancer Options, a grassroots,[...]
Enlightenment and flossing…
A friend just sent me this zen proverb "After enlightenment, the laundry." I replied, "and after every cool, cosmic, transformative[...]
humor and healing…
I've been talking with my friend Lynne Morrell (LynneMorrell.com) about doing a class together on humor and healing. Lynne's one[...]
Sunlight and Vitamin D
It's the first day of summer, and today was a gorgeous sunny day in the Northeast. Time to look at[...]
Breathe in Peace…
I offered my guided imagery meditation "Breathe in Peace" as a free download on the Self-Help Giveaway that Dr. Joe[...]
New Age Marcus Welby…
One of my patients called me a “new age Marcus Welby” today! I was quite flattered. Do you remember the[...]
Self-Help Giveaway!
Empowerment, and helping you find the skills, tools and philosophies that allow you to help yourself is fundamental to the[...]
Tapping at Sunrise…
I recently recorded a great interview with EFT Masters Rue Hass, Gwyneth Moss and Ann Ross. They are presenting a[...]
Imagery and imagination…
Imagery comes from the same root word as ”imagination,” and describes the way your mind and body communicate, through images,[...]
what is guided meditation?
Guided meditation is a process by which a guide or teacher leads you into meditation. An effective guide will teach[...]
The flu, fear and reality
My teleseminar series, “Profound Paths to Health, Healing and Happiness” is dedicated to empowering you to create your own path[...]
Self-Esteem: do I deserve to be happy?
We started with 'what is happiness?' for this season of the "Profound Paths to Health, Healing and Happiness" teleseminar series,[...]
Marci Shimoff on Happiness
Marci Shimoff is the opening speaker Tuesday when the fall series of "Profound Paths to Health, Healing and Happiness" teleseminar[...]
Profound Paths teleseminar series returns
"Profound Paths to Health, Healing and Happiness," the free teleseminar series that I co-produce and host is starting up again[...]
EFT in the Rockies…
I am enjoying a remarkable four day retreat with EFT Masters Rue Hass and Gwyneth Moss in the foothills of[...]
Welcome to My Blog!
Welcome to my new blog. I envision this blog as a way to go into more depth about a variety[...]