Vibrational medicine is based on the idea that all illness or disease is characterized by a blockage of the energy channels on some level. When there is a blockage, the organ in question stops vibrating at a healthy frequency and thus it results in some kind of illness. So through sound and light one can break up, dissolve and release these blockages that initiate in our etheric body. With proper intent, the pure tones of The Selfaggio Frequencies can be a powerful force in bringing conscious awareness and vibrational rebalancing to areas of our bodies that are “out of tune”.


The Solfeggio Frequencies were used in Gregorian Chants to unite the voices of the people in church. The chants and their special tones were believed to impart tremendous spiritual blessings when sung in harmony during religious masses. When we lovingly and consciously attune our awareness to those places in our bodies that are wanting to be noticed, and use the power of sound to carry our loving intent, then we open the doorway for the emotional body to heal. When the emotional body is well so is the physical body! As we heal our selves we heal the world around us. This concept can also be applied to any aspect of your life. Our thoughts shape our reality and by gently guiding our thoughts and steering them in the direction we would like to go in, our bodies and our surrounding world will follow suit.


As Dr. Candice Pert, PhD states energy and vibration go all the way to the molecular level. She states that we have 70 different receptors on the molecules and when vibration and frequency reaches that far they begin to vibrate. Moreover, she observed, “as they begin to vibrate they sort of touch each other, and tickle each other, and they play and mount each other.” It’s this whole energetic dance ritual, at the cellular level, that opens the chromosomes and exposes the DNA to the frequencies. When we do toning, drumming, chanting, or tuning forks – it can be a way to direct energy for transformational purposes.


By just setting aside a few minutes a day to “tune in” you can literally reprogram the energy of every system in your being. I have used The Selfaggio when I have needed to relax or energise myself and it has instantly given me balance. it is a very powerful tool.
But don’t just take my word for it.. you can try it yourself. Sit crosslegged, spine straight and breath deeply..when you’re ready…

click here to experience a Selfaggio Tone Arrangement

have bliss-ed day !!



Frida Kahlo was not only one of the most original painters of the 20th century, she also had one of the most interesting and challenging of lives. Born in 1903, she lived through the Mexican civil war, polio as a child, a near fatal bus accident that left her somewhat crippled and infertile for life and survived a marriage to big time lothario, one of the greatest painters of his generation, Diego Rivera.


Frida painted from her heart and her paintings were a road map of her own painful experiences with her physical challenges and her rocky but passionate love life. A noted bi sexual, Frida, lived life on the edge and without compromise. Beautifully acted by Salma Hayek and directed by Julie Taymor (Across The Universe) this flick has women’s empowerment and inspiration written all over it.. there are also outstanding performances by Alfred Molina as her cheating husband, Antonio Banderas (the hot years) and Ashley Judd as her female paramour. And yes, Salma rocks the uni-brow… rojo caliente !!





“Think of it as The Power of Positive Thinking as interpreted by Anais Nin.” — Alex Witchell, The New York Times

Women are natural born sensualists. We are graceful, intuitive, tactile beings.. we love all things soft against our skin… to be enveloped in fragrance.. to sit by the glow of candlelight… to experience a tender touch. These needs and desires are programed into every cell of our being and have been with us from the time we lived in caves sleeping on bear skins, baby at our breast, partner by our side.


There was a time up till 2500 bc where women ruled the world. It was all about the Goddess and honoring the female principle. Our cycles were in tune with the cycles of the moon, and the harvest. We were the land owners, high priestesses and wise women in every community. We lived for ourselves and not for the approval of the male species. We were in our power and were honored for it.


After the iron age and the spread of the male deity Yahweh this changed. The focus was on the masculine and the image of the powerful, all knowing woman was shattered. Women were placed in the back seat and the roles changed. We became mothers, cooks, housekeepers.. wantless and needless. Although women got some of their power back in the latter part of the 20th century, we have been conditioned to think we must live for others. That message is drilled into our brains through the media, the internet and through our ancestors. Get in shape, look fabulous, catch a man, he will provide and all will be well in the garden.


But what about our needs and desires ? what about pleasing ourselves ? Owning our own power ? Well, Mama Geena .. 21st century guru-ess to women everywhere will teach you how !

Mamma Geena (  Regena Thomashauer )  formed The School Of Womanly Arts in NYC. She leads women on a journey to reclaim their power, fulfill their desires and to rekindle the Pleasure Principle in all of us !


But in order to pursue pleasure, one must know pleasure. Believe it or not, most women can’t pinpoint what really makes them happy. After all, are women ever taught to celebrate their appetites, whether it’s for chocolate ice cream or a more entertaining sex life? In her School of Womanly Arts, Mama Gena transforms ordinary women into glowing Sister Goddesses—women fully in tune with the mystical, creative power of their sensuality—and teaches them how to use their creative power to build the life they want. She explains the lost art of giving in to desires (even if it’s just for a new lipstick), seeking fun and pleasure at home and at work, and navigating the world using feminine power instead of patriarchal rules.


This is pleasure boot camp and, be forewarned, the exercises are tough: Assignments include flirting for fun, flexing your intuition, buying yourself presents, bragging about your accomplishments, and much more. Sister Goddesses report magical results: they get job offers, fall in love, find new possibilities and discover new passions.

Click here to find out more about Mama Geena and her classes
Click here to purchase Mama Geena’s School of Womanly Arts

A Goddess Is Born !



A woman’s fingernails are not only a sign of health but in many cultures throughout time they have  actually established a woman’s place in society. Ancient Egyptians were very nail conscious, Cleopatra is know to have applied henna to tint her nails and archaeologists have found many solid gold manicure tools in Egyptian tombs.


During the 17th century the upper class in Chinese society used fingernails to demonstrate their wealth. Both men and women grew their nails to five inches long to show that they didn’t have to perform manual labor for their living. They wore elaborate gold or bamboo splints to prevent their nails from breaking.


And in our era, a woman’s choice of nail color, length and shape will pretty much give you the 411 on who she is.. is she racy in red, pretty in pink or the goth girl sportin’ ebony or neon green ?


But what if you’re one of the many ladies out there who’s nails won’t grow at all ? Never fear ! Hoof Alive is here ! Hoof Alive is an actual horse hoof dressing that will work like a charm. It has been used by happy horse owners for years to prevent peeling and splitting of their equine friends hooves..and what’s good enough for Mr Ed is definitely good enough for me !!


Hoof Alive contains 4 different kinds of healing oils, lecithin and vitamin e and when applied several times a day will harden the nails and soften the cuticles in a couple of months. It absorbs quickly and is never greasy and you can carry a tiny container in your bag so you can nourish those talons-to-be all the live long day !


You can purchase Hoof Alive at some health food stores or from your local equestrian supply center or better yet, go directly to the horse’s mouth and they will put you in touch with a dealer in your area. It costs about $7 smackaroos and will last about 6 months. Cleopatra will have nothin’ on you !!


Happy Beautifying !!



For me, April has always been a time of beginnings. The ground is beginning to soften, the rain is coming down and it is the perfect time to plant seeds. To shed skin. To clean out the corners of my life both physically and metaphorically.  I go through my closets and drawers and let go of what has had its time. I reevaluate relationships in my life. I add something new to my work out routines and meditation time. I make my plans for the summer. I start dreaming of what I would really like to manifest in my life. And I create a vision board. A vision board is a powerful tool for creation in your life and if you have never had the pleasure of creating one, I can guarantee once you do and you see its amazing results you will be making them for many a season to come.


The Vision board is exactly what the name implies. It is, simply put, a board that contains your visions. Constructed from images from magazines, books and your own personal photos glued onto thick poster board and then displayed prominently in your life for inspiration as well as a way to “lock in” your intentions, wants and desires for the future. I know many of you may be rolling your eyes at this point thinking.. what is this new age mumbo jumbo.. but  I am here to shout from the rooftops that the vision board WORKS and it always send chills up my spine when I look through my vision board from past seasons and see I have manifested literally every image on there. There is a scientific reason for this that author Tristan Loo so eloquently explains:


What exactly is the law of attraction? The law of attraction states that we attract into our lives anything that we give attention to, regardless whether it be positive or negative. From a psychological view, the law of attraction can be best explained by the information filtering system of the brain known as the reticular activating system (RAS). Vision boards serve the role of programming the RAS to tune into external stimuli that can help us move closer towards our intentions.

At the base of the human brain stem, in between the medulla oblongata and the mesencephalon, there is a small finger-sized control center called the reticular activating system (RAS) that sorts and evaluates incoming data.[3] Your RAS is responsible for filtering all the incoming information that your brain receives and it also acts as receiver for information that is tagged as important.

According to Hans Morvec, the principal research scientist at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, the human brain can handle up to 100 trillion bits of information at any given time.[4] With all that information coming in, how does your RAS know what to filter? Your RAS is naturally programmed to prioritize information that is necessary for survival, like listening for a the particular sound of an oncoming vehicle when walking close to a street. The RAS can’t distinguish between a real event and a contrived reality, however, and we can exploit this weakness to program it to seek out stimuli in our environment that resonate with our goals. The process of creating a vision board is one of the best ways to program the RAS. It programs the RAS to pay attention to certain things in your environment that are in frequency with your goal or vision, in much the same way as you are able to pick up your name being mentioned in a conversation on the other side of a room while talking to others. This selective attention filter makes you aware of daily things that can help you achieve your goal and it’s your job to take action on those opportunities when they present themselves.


So how does on begin this process of creating the Vision Board ? It’s as easy as going to your local arts and crafts store, picking up some white stick glue, thick poster board and sitting down with your stack of magazine and gettin’ busy !! Choose images that resonate with you on an emotional level.. thoughts propelled by emotion are the most powerful because they have energy behind them and will be sure to stir things up..what do you envision for your self..what does it look like, smell like, taste like, feel like..engage all of your senses..


There is also a great book out there called The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life by Joyce Shwarz that leads you through the entire process. Joyce has done amazing things for work with the vision board and she even teaches workshops on the process to high level executives in big corporations. She also does private groups so if you want to organize a group in your area you can have Joyce all to yourselves. Click here for more info.

So what are you waiting for ? Get busy with that Vision Board !!  You’ll be glad you did !! and so will I as I write this blog from my villa in the South of France… ahhh, now THAT is a vision…

Happy Vision Boarding !!



In pre Ghandi era india, before and during the rule of The British Raj, if a woman was widowed she had three choices.. she could throw herself on her husband’s funeral pyre… she could marry the younger brother of her husband or she could retreat from life altogether, shave her head and live the life of a pyriah, an outcast, living in a community of forgotten women behind closed doors who are forced to beg for money and are denied even the most rudimentary pleasures in life. Water, the third and final film in director Deepa Mehta’s elemental trilogy, is the story of Chuyia who is widowed by the man she was arranged to marry when she was but 5 years old. She is left by her family in the care of the women in the widow’s ashram where women are sent to expiate their negative karma that the Hindu’s believed were the cause of their husband’s death. This is a powerful and sometimes poignant look at the point where these very different women’s live have intersected and how they must find the strength to find love, laughter and endure.


The production of this film was halted twice due to protests, arson on the set and attempts made on the director’s life. It was meant to be shot in Viranasi ( although for safety reasons they had to shoot in a more secret location in Sri Lanka ), the most holy of cities built on the ghanges river. The element water is used throughout the film as a symbol of ritual, cleansing, healing and  absolution. The film is beautifully shot, and beautifully acted by Sarala Kariyawasam as Chuyia and Bollywood stars Lisa Ray and John Abraham and the soundtrack is absolutely breathtaking. An important film for all women to experience, it explores the ” elements ” that have bound us all from the beginning of time.

Water (2005) directed by Deepah Mehta, in Hindi with subtitles, some English

click here to watch the trailer for Water



About 10 years ago, on my never ending quest for health and beauty, I climbed on the raw foods band wagon. I was always so impressed with the vitality, beauty and grace of the people that adhered to this diet. Their eyes are so clear and their skin literally glows. I read a very interesting book called  “Eating For Beauty” by raw foodist extraordinaire David Wolfe. He addresses in detail where this “glow” comes from. One of the chapters in the book ( that I will feature at a later time ) had a whole section on MSM.


MSM is not a medicine, a drug, or a food additive. It is a FOOD – a pure white organic sulfur powder. It comes from the ocean and is water soluble. Sulfonyl sulfur is found in plants, meats, dairy products, and vegetation… delivered through rain water. In fact it is in EVERY living thing. MSM is the 3rd largest ingredient found in your body.

Drop of water

If our body doesn’t receive the proper nutrition and the building materials it needs, it will produce bad, dysfunctional cells, deficient of the basic ingredients that constitute a healthy cell. If you’ve ever had a canker sore it’s because you lack something in your diet, possibly vitamin A or C. Your body tries to heal itself, but with deficient materials it draws from other resources, and it usually takes what it needs from the inside skin of our mouths leaving a sore on the inside of the mouth. If we give the body what it needs to heal itself, it will repair the sore in the mouth and the skin will become healthy again. If we want a good flexible cell, capable of maintaining good health, we need to supplement our diets with MSM, to enable the body to heal itself.

MSM is a naturally occurring sulfur compound found in fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, fish, and grains. MSM is therefore found in the normal human diet, but as foods are processed, MSM is destroyed. MSM is an odorless, tasteless, white, water soluble, crystalline solid in its purified form.


MSM is sometimes called the “beauty nutrient” because it promotes the healthy synthesis of collagen and makes tissues more elastic, it helps the skin be less dry and wrinkled. The skin is more supple and less prone to cracking. It can improve the look of scars when taken during their formation. In addition, MSM helps augment keratin, a major component of hair and nails. This means that your hair has the potential to grow faster and healthier; your nails are thicker and grow more quickly. It also, is amazing for swelling after injury, arthritis, allergies and gastrointestinal problems.

So, I gave it a try and just like David promised within a couple of months  my nails became hard as rocks, my hair thick and shiny and my skin dewy and glowing…all that from just 4 pills a day* How many things can you say that about ?


There are many brands of MSM out there but I love Rich’s..powder and capsules. Also Live Live in NYC makes a really great one too that you can order online.

Now those in the know can get the GLOW !!

* it is recommended to take 1000 units of vitamin c in conjunction with MSM to get the maximum benfit.



A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini ( The Kite Runner ) recounts the experiences and emotions of two Afghani women, Mariam and Laila, whose lives become entangled with the history of recent wars in their country. The novel begins in Kabul in 1974, as we follow the interwoven journeys of these two brave women through marriage, motherhood, love, loss and friendship in their war torn world of Muslim extremism. Hosseini has painted a vivid portrait of a devastating moment in time with grace and beauty and has given us two heroines who’s voices will echo through the ages.

click here to purchase:  A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini



As winter winds down and spring is getting nearer by the second, the days of hiding behind that baggy sweater and dark denim are numbered. Every boutique window and magazine cover is flaunting oh so short minis and long sleeves are almost a thing of the past. Are you ready to make the leap ? If your thighs are screaming no !! and your arms are running for cover then let me fill you in on a little something that if done consistently in addition to a low carb diet will literally reshape your body in one month. It’s called The Bar Method and I worship at its alter at least 4 times weekly.


I discovered The Bar Method when I was spending alot of time in LA. I was driving everywhere and having a love affair with brownies and banana bread.. well, twenty pounds later, I had not one..but two asses.. as my gentleman friend was kind enough to point out.. and since I had to be in a bikini in 6 weeks, I made it my mission to find the quickest, most efficient way to resurrect my girlish figure. After a little research, I stumbled upon The Bar Method. It’s LA’s best kept secret and is responsible for the resculpting of many a celebrity figure..from Drew Barrymore and Tori Spelling to Eve, Ginnifer Goodwin. Alicia Silverstone, Kyra sedgwick and The Olsen twins.


I eschewed coffee, sugar, bread and pasta for juices, water, fruit, veggies and lots of fish and I started going to The Bar Method classes 4 days a week. After the first class, I was firmer..by the end of 3 weeks I could see a huge difference.. booty higher, stomach flatter, pants looser..and by the 2 month mark, you could bounce a quarter off of my posterior.


The Bar Method was developed by Burr Leonard, a disciple of fitness guru Lotte Berk. It is a mixture of isometric exercises that are comprised of tiny precise movements that fatigue the muscle enabling the body to spot reduce fast and build muscle even faster, pilates floor and loads and loads of stretching in between exercises so that the muscles you build are long and lean. Many of the exercises use a ballet bar..although a chair will do you just fine..light 3-5 lb weights and a strap for stretching. I have yet to meet the woman who did not love this workout.. it is amazing !!


There are Bar Method classes in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Chicago, Washington, New York and New Jersey. They also just released two smashing dvds that you can buy for $15 each from their website.


So run !! don’t walk ..yourself over to the The Bar Method !! Your arms will thank me, your booty will thank me and the cute little bikini with your name on it will thank me too.. lord knows, mine does !!!

stay beautiful !!!



Breathing is life. It is one of our most vital functions. One of the Five Principles of Yoga is Pranayama or Breathing Exercise which promotes proper breathing. In a Yogic point of view, proper breathing is to bring more oxygen to the blood and to the brain, and to control Prana or the vital life energy. Pranayama Yoga also goes hand in hand with the Asanas. The union of these two Yogic Principles is considered as the highest form of purification and self-discipline, covering both mind and body. And in this day and age a girl needs all the balance she can get !

Anulom Vilom Pranayama is one of the best and easy most breathing exercises for complete purification of body as well as mind. It completely cures most of the internal body diseases without any medicine. It vanishes stress of body and mind. If practiced regularly with devotion, anulom vilom not only intensifies the inner strength of body but also enhances ones ability to focus and enjoy a deeper meditative experience.

Due to increased oxygen intake during this pranayam exercise, one feels clear headed and calm. Regular practice helps in relieving stress, cold, mild fevers, eye and ear problems, etc. It is also beneficial in migraine, chronic sinus problems, blockages in the arteries of the heart are removed, and blood circulation is also improved. Your approach towards life will also change for the better i.e from negative to positive.


To practice this breathing exercise sit cross legged or to modify the exercise you can sit in a chair. The most important thing is to make sure your back is straight so the energy can flow unobstructed through the body. Take your left hand and with your left thumb block your left nostril. Inhale for a count of 4 through the right nostril. Hold the breath for a count of 16. Block the right nostril with the left middle finger and exhale for a count of 8 through the left nostril. Now inhale through the left nostril for a count of 4, block the left nostril and hold for 16 and exhale for 8 counts through the right nostril. Continue for at least 5 minutes building up to 15 minutes.


I have done this when I have been overworked, jet lagged, battling the insomnia dragon, when I need to be hyper focused or just plain wanting to pump up the volume in my meditation practice. So, set aside a few minutes each day this week to practice this technique and see what changes take place.  All you have to do is breath…