Upcoming Events and Classes

Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) I: For Daily Living

The MAPs I course is an excellent introduction to mindfulness for beginners. MAPs provides insight into the basics of mindfulness, how to develop a mindfulness meditation practice, and how mindfulness can be applied in daily life. It is also appropriate for experienced practitioners who wish to revitalize their practice.

Each class is a combination of lecture, practice, and group feedback and discussion.

Dates / Time: Wednesdays, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Starting July 12th-Aug 16th

Location: Biz Haus Co-Working Space at 1730 Holly Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245

Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) I: For Daily Living – REGULAR PRICE


Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) I:For Daily Living – UCLA 50Plus


Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) I: For Daily Living – UCLA Staff


Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) I: For Daily Living – UCLA Students



 Writer’s Retreat in Greece
June/July 2017


Are you a writer, or wanna-be writer, looking for a beautiful, nurturing place to write this summer? Let yourself unwind, relax and rejuvenate to tap into your genuine voice and writing pace by the aquamarine beauty of the Aegean Sea. Eat the healthiest of Mediterranean cuisine everyday, and enjoy the attention of our hosts at the charming family-run hotel, Rosie’s Little Village, we’ve come to know and love.

Join me and the talented writer and lovely human being Charlotte Thompson for our 2 nd year of this writers retreat on the beautifully natural Island of Agistri in Greece, June 25 th – July 1 st 2017. Agistri, a small island, is easy to get to from Athens Airport; other islands can be explored before or after if you choose to make a longer trip of it.

Whether you’re looking for writing instruction with others, or choose to write independently, you’ll have the opportunity to write, enjoy a swim, and meals with other writers. Charlotte’s guidance and teaching brings out the best in everyone and their projects – from short pieces to novels or screenplays, Charlotte’s deep experience can help you to shape your project to completion.

I’ll be leading (optional) mindfulness meditations each morning overlooking the beautiful Aegean Sea. We’ll also be discovering how each of us can optimize our day-to- day perspective and creativity during sessions I’ll be leading called Cultivating Your Creative Life. To deepen our discussions, you will receive your personal Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment report (done online prior to arriving) that adds another layer of self-reflection and understanding of personal and professional strengths. I am available during this week for one-on-one life and career coaching sessions, as well.

Curious? Ready for a little life changing get-away? For details and to book your spot go to www.writersretreat.org asap to get in on the early bird rate!