Goodbye & Adieu 2021

By Francoise E Netter As I contemplate the last week of 2021, I can’t believe that it has been two years of the Pandemic, the accompanying issues that seem to divide us, and the mental, emotional and physical circumstances of limitation and fear that have continued to linger personally and globally. My last week was […]

Adieu 2020

What can I say about 2020? I thought 2019 had taken me to my emotional knees, and I was just getting my grounding and footing back when Covid-19 went into full “bloom”. Between the pandemic, the isolation, the fears and racial unrest, the political divisiveness, the fires, the volatile behavior of many and the ensuing […]

End of 2019 — Reflections and Insights

It seems that even though I am an author, I have only been blogging regularly at the end of each of the past few years (at the insistence of my web manager). What can I say about 2019? I spent much of the year as a gypsy in Coronado and Colorado. Coronado filled my soul […]

Cycles Of Change Into Graceful & Joyful Transformation

As I contemplate the end of 2018, I am reminded of the quote: “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” This year I was an official gypsy. My plants and belongings scattered in five different places as well as storage, I stayed with friends in Colorado, moved temporarily to Coronado Island […]

Good-night and Good-bye 2017

I knew that 2017 was going to be a year of change, but after 2016 I imagined the change would be welcome and easy compared with the challenges of the previous years. For someone like myself who has been teaching stress management and spiritual truths for decades, I imagined that I would be prepared for […]

Insights, Musings and Farewell to 2016

2016 has been a challenging year for many of us personally and globally. In Chinese Astrology, it was the year of The Monkey, the trickster. It certainly has been a year of unexpected triumphs and defeats as well as crazy politics. Personally, I felt challenged to the core on all fronts. I have been a […]

A Year-End Story of Wisdom

As the holidays approach, I wanted to share a quote/story by Junaid Tahir that I just received to remind you of how to live with more joy, less pain and enjoy the holidays and end of this year: “An old Master instructed an unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass […]

The Power Of Dance & Movement For The Mind®

In celebration of The Movement For the Mind Practitioner Certification Program beginning in June, 2015, I wanted to invite you to participate and explore some of the philosophies that so powerfully discern and exemplify this unique form of integrative movement. The Power Of Dance & Movement For The Mind® Physically, dance is the creative translation […]

Honing Resilience – The Secret Key to Living With Greatness & Joy

The subject of Resilience, I believe is one of the most important qualities that we can develop, nurture and sustain. It is a quality that we too often ignore in this fast paced, technological whiz of a life. In this article, I will be combining several other blog posts and address various ways that you […]

Reflections on Motivation, Inspiration and Balance in Education and Life

From time to time, I like to include others insights on my blogs. In my opinion, educators are the foundation of our society. Not only do they educate the kiddos that become the future of our society and world, they also often provide the only continuity in many children’s lives. Our twenty-first century offers us […]