Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy Holidays....

Only three days till the Williamsburg Winter Wonder..Got my shopping list ready...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sweet Relief..sending love

We are all creators that need to look out for one another...

My Friend Sheldon sent this please take the time to read and give if you can...
How many people don't like music? I'd say none. How many people don't listen to music everyday? Maybe 1? Maybe 2? (I don't like them already)!! :) Music is the soundtrack of our lives, but all too often the talented artists that make it are faced with insurmountable financial battles, either due to health related issues, or the volatility of the business. Sweet Relief Musicians Fund was started to help keep our passionate artistic contributers afloat during these times of trouble. They have helped me, and they have helped my friends. (They also recently, as an example of their great work, raised over $100,000 for Richie Hayward of Little Feat when he was battling cancer, a battle he unfortunately lost about a month ago). My goal is to help repay them for their kindness and generosity towards me in the past, and to try to raise funds to fill the coffers that will someday help my friends and colleagues in the music community, and if the cards fall in such a way, they
may even be helping me once again.

Please join me in helping out those that give so much to our lives, usually while having a tough go of it themselves. Some musicians make it big and are doing fine, but many are barely getting by, and many more are struggling, to say the least. Health insurance? Good one!! We, (Sweet Relief, myself, and some little helpers), have recently undertaken the monumental task of making the third Sweet Relief CD, Sweet Relief 3, Pennies From Heaven, of which I have the great honor of being a part of. The first two CD's were critically acclaimed, and had a host of great artists, named in the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund information below, so I will try to avoid being redundant by not mentioning them here. What I will mention are some of the artists that are joining us on this one: Ben Harper, Victoria Williams, Rickie Lee Jones, She & Him, kd lang, Sam Phillips, Ron Sexsmith, Michael Penn and Aimee Mann, Shelby Lynne, The Living Sisters, Joseph Arthur, Angela McCluskey and Tina Schlieske of Tina and the B-Sides. There are more 'special guests' coming along, too. Stay tuned for details!!

There is also a documentary being shot of 'The Making Of...,' directed by Gandulf Henning, who also directed 'Gram Parsons Fallen Angel,' and 'Merle Haggard Learning To Live With Myself.'

If you can find it in your heart to make a tax deductible contribution to the Sweet Relief Compilation CD, it would be greatly appreciated. We've had some very generous donations, some up to 4 figures, and we're off to a very a good start, but we ain't where we need to be yet. Of course, we love the larger donations, but realize most people are not in a position to do that, especially in these tough economic times, but even the $10 and $20 ones add up. If all of my friends alone mailed in $20 - $25 each, we'd be pretty close to where we need to be to cover the recording portion. All proceeds from the CD sales will go directly to Sweet Relief to be allocated to professional musicians in need. A lot of you are musicians yourselves, so you could be investing in your own futures by helping us raise money for Sweet Relief to continue to do the good things they have been doing for the music community for the last 17 years.

How do I donate, you must be asking by now!! Well, you can go directly to the Sweet Relief website at, go to the donate page, choose 'Sweet Relief CD compilation' under the program designation tab, and use a credit card for quick, easy payment, which I thank you in advance if you are doing, or......... pay by check, please make your check payable to Sweet Relief and mail it to:

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
4952 Warner Ave, Suite 235
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Please write 'SR CD Compilation Fund' on the check so it's allocated correctly. DO IT NOW, BEFORE YOU GET SIDETRACKED!! ;) Thank you for your consideration in this. It is dear to me because they have helped me, and now I am getting to help them back, while working with some of my friends and colleagues, as well as some artists who have inspired me along the way. Below is some further information about Sweet Relief.

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund information stolen right from Wikipedia: Sweet Relief Musicians Fund is a non-profit charity that maintains a financial fund from which professional musicians can draw from when in need of medical care or financial needs. Initially intended as a one-time CD launch benefit for Victoria Williams, Sweet Relief has evolved into a charity organization that relies on donations from artists and the public as a general fund to all professional musicians in need. The fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling with their finances while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.

The organization was started after musician and singer Victoria Williams fell ill with multiple sclerosis in 1993 and had no way to pay for her own overwhelming medical expenses. Money was raised to help her via benefit concerts and the release of a CD Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams, which was performed by other musical artists including Lou Reed and Pearl Jam.

A second CD titled Sweet Relief II: Gravity of the Situation was released in 1996. All of the proceeds went toward Sweet Relief Musicians Fund to aid the organization. A variety of alternative rock artists volunteered their time to perform a variety of songs from Vic Chesnutt. Some well-known artists including Garbage, R.E.M., Hootie and the Blowfish, The Smashing Pumpkins, Joe Henry and Madonna performed for the CD.

Sweet Relief provides service to the music community through financial assistance in the following categories: Insurance Premiums Prescriptions Housing Costs Food Costs Alternative Therapies/Treatments not covered by insurance

If you like this, even if you can't contribute financially, you can help by telling a few friends who might be interested, muchos gracias.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Blue skies ...from now on

I was blue, just as blue as I could be
Ev'ry day was a cloudy day for me
Then good luck came a-knocking at my door
Skies were gray but they're not gray anymore

Blue skies Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see

Bluebirds Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds
All day long

Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you're in love, my how they fly

Blue days All of them gone
Nothing but blue skies From now on
Rodgers and Hart

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Rings this fall ...

Introducing " Leon" ..need I say more light beings!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Come to Momma-Los Angeles

Give to me your leather

take from me lace-Stevie Nicks

Its been a month since I have been back from LA and the magical memories need to be shared with all of you lovelies...Starting with "Come to Mamma" a mystical shop journey through the trees where nymph silks hang like fruits kissed from the light-spectrum goddess herself each hand died personally by Terri Mussatti-"Mamma goddess". This women knocked me over with her open heart to heart hippie hugs, touch of punk n lace ,Rock-on eye for fashion,and a true helper of finding the sexy potential goddess in all of us...male or female... Did I mention silk vintage slips hand died to perfection!! Girls you are going to want to put your order in now cause her vintage died pieces are going fast... Great for day ,eve,bed or ball ...your choice... If you are in the LA area make sure to make an apt or stop by for a weekend visit to her shop. Don't leave without a slip dress and a hug!! And a big exciting congratulations on getting in the Fred Segal Silk store!!
whoohoo! love you girl!!!xoxoxo

Come to Mamma We are at Smooth n Purdy Arts & Beauty Collective @ the Complex
3015 Glendale Blvd. suite #300 LA CA 90039 hours 12-7 Sat & Sun or by apt. only mon-fri call #(310) 625-8167

"Fred Segal Silk has a whole new attitude. La Perla and Cosabella are fab key players and new designers like Diana Broussard and Come to Mama's hand dyed vintage pieces complete every look!"-fred segal silk facebook page
Santa Monica, CA, 90401 Phone:310-394-8186

Monday, August 2, 2010

No Place Better...

Why reject where you are? why seek elsewhere for excitation, entertainment, or distraction when life is always unfolding here and now,and there is no place better and no other time ?
-Arriving at your door-108 lessons in mindfulness- Jonkabat-Zinn

Friday, July 23, 2010

you find yourself ...present

You are here to enable the divine
purpose of the universe to unfold.
That is how important you are!
-Eckhart Tolle

Last night I read this quote over and over like a Mantra til I started to believe it... Sometimes it takes a few words to remind us ...what we are truly here for... Yesterday Saturn finally moved out of Virgo!! Let's Celebrate... Congratulations you made it!! Since I'm a Virgo I have been Celebrating with some tears,self realizations,humble pie and a bucket of giggles...Saturn in Virgo has brought up all the challenges and after 2 years of it... WoW! We have the strength to go on, walk stronger,live with more compassion and bring in the light to the lessons we have learned. I don't want to forget one of my new forms of therapy listening to Cat Stevens. I'm convinced his music was really before it's time and the message is as deep as some of the great spiritual teachers. As I listen ...I don't feel a time of the past but the present.

Something to make you smile...
If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out
Cat Stevens-

Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
And if you want to be free, be free
'Cause there's a million things to be
You know that there are

And if you want to live high, live high
And if you want to live low, live low
'Cause there's a million ways to go
You know that there are

You can do what you want
The opportunity's on
And if you find a new way
You can do it today
You can make it all true
And you can make it undo
you see ah ah ah
its easy ah ah ah
You only need to know

Well if you want to say yes, say yes
And if you want to say no, say no
'Cause there's a million ways to go
You know that there are

And if you want to be me, be me
And if you want to be you, be you
'Cause there's a million things to do
You know that there are


Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
And if you want to be free, be free
'Cause there's a million things to be
You know that there are
You know that there are
You know that there are
You know that there are
You know that there are

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

LOVE love love to you...Reiki This Thursday

Experience the true essence of
"Heart Light Ex
Through Reiki and intuitive light energy work... I would love to share this light work with you to Expand

your own power ,your vision to unfold your true potential and provide a safe place to heal yourself.

Offering:Community Reiki

$15 suggested donation Thursday July 22nd 2 time slots: 12-2pm and 4-7pm
143 Roebling Street #6 or call 347-251-2845
please stop by any time within the time slots
Bring a yoga mat if you have one..

Monday, July 19, 2010

Enter life Here...

Feeling the pull to treat and give much more ..please join us:
Opening the doors and creating a space to heal...
Community Group reiki: $15
I will be treating you individually and as a group
Thursday 22nd 4-7pm
walk in any time,stay 15 min or 3 hours your choice
143 Roebling st buzzer#6
Brooklyn NY 11211
call if buzzer is not working...347-251-2845
Check back for more details!!xoxo

Friday, July 16, 2010

Treehouse Brooklyn is 4 yrs old!!let's Party!!

Look up in the trees and you may find a magical place where lion's prrr , dream catcher's catch,painter's tote, feathers fly and goddesses adorn...although I have a feeling this was dreamed up in Northern California? Thankfully it was delivered to us right here in Brooklyn...Well the treehouse Brooklyn is turning 4 years old This Sunday July 18th!!Ok this is like finding the honey comb hide out and you get to shop!!...If You don't know now you know !!!
Like the tree house goddess says "come inside! hang out in our branches! kisses from the branches, and reaching for the stars," sirius* (lux) treehouse

Sunday, july18th,'ve been sufficiently warned. it's gonna be the jam! treehouse is 4! OMG FRACKIN CRAZY!!!!
430 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
...sales, tunes, cocktails, cute know the drill....but this time, times 4!

P.S.. Treehouse has some Bamboo candles and I just dropped off some bracelets for Sunday's event!!Get them quick!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


"Compassion is a mind that is motivated
by cherishing other living beings and wishes to release them from their suffering."

Thursday, July 8, 2010

light your way...Amma in DC

Washington DC

July 9 ~ July 11

Hilton Alexandria
Mark Center

5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, Virginia
OM Amriteshwaryai Namah

Friday, June 25, 2010

Hello Everyone
I have been in LA for the last month and I will be starting up with new post in July.. It's been a while ...I know... but I have so much to share from my trip that it is worth the wait...
Today's Quote:
Enter life where you are...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Makers Market this Weekend @ Socrates Sculpture Park

Long shelf unit available at the showroom pictures at MMarket


special edition one- of -a- kind toys
I may be in LA but my heart will be at the MM Event in NY(L.I.C)!!! Patrick will be selling some of his showroom samples and other special edition pieces for special discount prices... Yes you heard me right...great deals don't blink they will sell fast!! He even made some cutting trays ... He will be showcasing his line of lamps and sneak peak of new credenza's to come don't miss his booth. There is no other market like the Maker Market it is a class in it's self. I will miss all the fun but you don't have to...xoxo

Friday, May 14, 2010

Transformation with a little help from my friends

People are always asking me where to go to heal... Well it is a long list so get out your book,phones or list it on your computer.. this is the start up of a blog reference community... I will add every month,weekly or daily to help you find the right person for you. Healing is a process and it takes courage and patience. Let these light workers be of service...xoxoxo
Dr. Mei Jen Weng
May 15th-May 18th

Dr. Mei Jen Weng is a licensed acupuncturist, oriental medicine doctor and Ph.D. She has treated people on Amma's tours throughout Europe, Australia, Japan, and the United States. She is a graduate of Chung Shan Medical College in Taiwan and Yuin University of Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Weng is not only a highly skilled master, she is a powerful intuitive and energetic healer. Patients who have received treatment say she is particularly gifted in facilitaing the rapid release of buried emotional blocks and past traumas which made them depressed, sad, or chronically ill.

Dr. Weng treats both men and women. Her vision is to "free people". She particularly supports the liberation of women and the Divine Feminine so that people can express greater joy, energy, peace, health and creativity in their lives and world service.

Treatments are $60.00 per treatment. Proceeds benefit Amma's worldwide charities.

A Doctor of Chinese medicine and Amma Devotee who recently received treatment from Dr. Weng said, "She is truly a master. When I watch her work, I see how I can improve my own practice."

OM Amriteshwaryai Namah

for appointments please email:
or call 718.757.2758

97 green street apt g3
the G train to greenpoint Ave, walk north on manhattan avenue, turn left on green street. we are the cream colored warehouse on the right

Thomas Droge acupuncture 212-223-1320
Thomas also teaches Chi gong on Thursdays at Kula Yoga
here is an example of his class and what to expect:

Today we will be working on breath, strength and sinew relaxation.
Join us for 90 minutes of sweat and concentration as we work the physical alchemy of Taoist Movement Practice.
We will explore Lou Han patting , opening hips and rhythmic shamanic movement practices to free the body and mind from its habituated correspondences
This class is a beginner level drop in class, anyone can show up at Kula Yoga , 28 Warren street, at the corner of church. Check for directions.
If you have been receiving acupuncture or want to experience the flow of qi in your body, as well as dig in to the nature of what moves you; come find your breath in your body with us today .
Regain control over your own health and cultivate your warrior spirit.

To quote a teacher of mine Eric Schneider, "We stand on the shoulders of giants."
These qi gong methods all come from the teachers who I have studied with over the last 25 years. They include: Peter Baker, Joshua Grant, Eric Schneider, Shi Yan Ming, Yang Fu Kuai, Frank Butler, Tom Bisio, James Montelbano, Zhongxian Wu, Jay and Jen Bartholemew and many more as well as all the teachers who helped these giants and those before them .
I am grateful to all of you for the knowledge you have shared with me and hope that I will continue to carry on these traditions with integrity, innovation and honor.
Thomas Droge Dipl. OM.

Zero Balancing:
Paige Martin LMT, ZB
call : 917-805-3522
Zero Balancing is a non-invasive hands-on treatment developed by osteopath and acupuncturist Dr. Fritz Smith in 1973. It evaluates and balances the relationship between the energy fields of the body and its physical structure. By applying gentle pressure with particular attention paid to foundation joints, zero balancing creates clearer, stronger energy fields in the body mind and a balanced energy in the bone and skeletal system, enabling the client to function with a deeper personal strength and harmony.

  • Abel Costa, LMT, Reiki Master
  • 646-234-9936
Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy (BCST) works with your body and nervous system to restore what has been burnt out and neglected, and rewires the brain to adopt healthier regulatory strategies.

It is my intention to assist you on your journey, wherever that may lead, and to provide you with support and a deep resonance of empathy, love and compassion.

Our modern-day lifestyles require us to be focused, always “on”, and to produce results that we sometimes perceive as impossible. The demands we confront in our daily lives create a constitution of stress and a continuous state of hyper-arousal. In time, these hyperactive states begin to wear on our bodies and minds making us feel fatigued and tired. Perhaps you feel like your pilot light has been extinguished and you must rely on stimulants to push you through the day. In the field of BCST we have a term called “ignition”. When this dynamic occurs, it rekindles those burnt-out flames. This spark can be perceived as tapping in to a well of resources deep within your being. For me, ignition feels like an illuminated state that is pure and sustained. In time, once you’ve accessed this endless well of resources, you will become more familiar with these states and begin to adopt a new constitution – one that is brighter, and radiant.

Reiki :Lisa levine breathwork,reiki and much more...

Massage: Ariel sheldon


(deep deep tissue amazing work)

Reiki Principles
Just for Today, I will not Worry
Just for Today, I will not Anger
Just for Today, I will earn my living Honestly
Just for Today, I will show Gratitude to every living thing
Just for Today, I will Honor my Parents,Teachers and Elders

Reiki /intuitive energy balancing with Tamika treating in LA all of June

please call me to make an appointment if your out west 347-251-2845

Brooklyn,manhattan,California and everywhere I go...xoxo