At the present and against the odds, I feel happier, freer and more at ease with myself than I’ve ever felt before. It took me four decades of self-healing practices to learn that everything about the human experience deserves compassion and that it’s my job to give myself the love, kindness & compassion I have always expected from others, especially to the parts in me that feel unlovable, damaged and insecure. When you open your heart to the breath and pay compassionate attention to your experience, you can find the truth of your being and be free. You can celebrate your life and be happy with yourself, against the odds of what you were taught or expected – at any age. Life is a spectacular gift and an amazing journey. It takes time & skills to learn to be happy and @ ease with yourself. Don’t sell your life short. Take care of yourself & re-memebr who you are. Breathe~love, celebrate and heal. Your expression is unique sacred. Practice daily being curious & growing. Releasing negative emotions & lightening up. Discover your magnificent & sacred being! Imagine that you are a chuckle in the breath of the universe -:)
“The BREAZE is a five step moving meditation to the heart & a sacred journey to the present. Take care of yourself & breathe~love. Pay compassionate attention & find the truth of your being that sets you free. Celebrate your sacred being, moment by moment, breath by breath.”
I’m an artist of living, a self-healer and the founder of The B R E A Z E. I was born in a displaced people’s camp in Germany, and was one year old when in 1948, my parents immigrated to the newly established state of Israel. While I always had an incredible capacity to enjoy life, I could feel as intensely the pain of the world, the grief and loss in my family, and I doubted my right to exist. Like many seekers, I have weathered severe bouts of fear, anxiety & depression, which spurred me to dig ever so deeper to find the truth of my being and the meaning of my life. I found that my greatest power is the power of open-hearted attention & self-compassion. On my journey to the present, I studied Psychology & Philosophy, Body-Centered Psychotherapy, Massage-therapy, Yoga, Qi-Gong, Kabalistic, Zen, Sufi and Vipassana meditation. I travelled the world, and lived in Paris in the early seventies, and moved to NYC in 1974. A year after moving here I had my first severe depression that lasted a year. I came out of it a month after finding yoga & meditation in Tel-Aviv. In 1975 I began my spiritual path, self-healing & transformation. I vowed to follow life as my teacher rather than my EFM (Ego-Fear-Mind). Through my work with people with AIDS in the 1980’s, I witnessed firsthand the power of love, resilience, inner joy and celebration, even in times of crisis, catastrophic events and great challenges. Through recovery work I learned how to connect to the breath as my higher power, and allow it to wash clear fear-based beliefs, heal trauma and release negative emotions. But it was through the loss of my partner Stan and my struggle with the unbearable pain of depression, that I found the healing power of self-compassion, forgiveness, and loving all the way.
“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” Helen Keller
Moment-by-moment, breath- by-breath, you can connect to the unconditional love in your breath, breathe compassion to your challenges, love, celebrate & heal. You can breathe, connect & dance with your loved ones, dead or alive. I am grateful to life, and to the beautiful and courageous souls who inspire & guide me on my journey to healing and love. “Each moment life as it is – the only teacher. Being just this moment, compassion’s way”.
I invite you to join me on the sacred journey to the heart. Take care of yourself & re-memebr who you are. Follow your MOJOE – joy, oxygen and ease.