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The Goal: Total Well Being, Not a Seductive Body

  The Fall Equinox: A Time For Healthy Changes!

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I had a wonderful time playing the Native American flute at Unity Church of Fairfax, Virginia celebration of the Fall Equinox Sept. 20. 

The chaotic times of summer and rapid growth …

Reflections on My Cousin, Frank Gifford

Gifford Family

I have received condolences from friends and family all over the country since I learned of Frank Gifford’s passing on August 8, 2015. He was my first cousin on my mother’s side …

A Reality Check for Wellness Programs

 Health Check for Wellness Programs” by Lauren Weber in today’s Wall Street Journal has some of the facts straight, which is better than most stories on this subject.

We have learned …

"Holy Moments": Meditation and Relaxation Music   

Hawk Littlejohn's
 Sacred Flute

Hawk Littlejohn Sacred Flute

In this picture taken at Machu Picchu, I am playing the Sacred Flute that was made for me by Hawk Littlejohn.  Click here to listen to "Amazing Grace," one of the tracks on my CD, or to place an order for "Holy Moments."

I first heard the Native American flute while attending a drumming workshop in Raleigh, NC in 1989. A cassette recording was playing background music featuring the flute.  When I inquired, the group leader explained that the artist, Hawk Littlejohn, lived in the countryside near Durham, N.C. Within a couple of days, I'd had arranged to meet Hawk at his flute workshop and studio.

Hawk gave me a brief demonstration on how to breathe and cover the holes with the pads of each finger.  He played a brief vignette and handed the flute to me. After several huffs and puffs, and with some finger adjustments, I surprised both Hawk and myself with a steady tone and full vibrato. Hawk began to laugh thinking I was putting him on, but I really had no idea what was happening. The flute just seemed to play itself.

I stayed in regular contact with Hawk who gave encouragement and tips to enhance my intuitive music skills. After he moved back to Old Fort, N.C., Hawk  called to say he had a special gift for me and I should expect it to arrive soon. That night I dreamt of this weird looking flute with an incredibly large breather. I remember telling my youngest son in detail about the dream the next morning and complaining to him about this mysterious oversized breather that seemed to dwarf the rest of the flute. 

When the flute arrived, click here to continue

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