If you had a rough week or are struggling in any way, know that you're not alone. Last weekend and the first half of this week was particularly intense (I talk little about my experience on Instagram ), so it was with much gratitude that I welcomed the opportunity to get out of the city yesterday to visit the site where the Woodstock Music Festival took place nearly 51 years ago.

As you can see from the PGG below, I am most definitely a child of the 80's, but have always loved music from the 70's too - and have been on a kick recently watching live performances and documentaries about the era, a great one being
Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation , which is now available on Netflix.

We can learn a lot from and be inspired by how everything during Woodstock came together in a spirit of peace, love and cooperation amidst utter chaos. A woman I met while visiting the festival grounds at Bethel Woods who was actually there in August 1969 told me in response to my astonishment with how no major incidents occurred, that, "A bunch of right choices happened." The film did an excellent job of capturing the history and energy of this world-changing event, which was far more than a music concert. My hope is that we can reclaim some of that positive energy in these times in which we so desperately need it . ☮️✌️♥️🙏🏻

For this week's Instagram post I offer some virtual healing videos from the beach, and you can see a few pix and comments about my peace pilgrimage here. For the PGG video of the week, I talk about how we need to remember and reclaim those positive vibes from the past . And in case you are wondering what you can do to help usher in a better future , you can watch my answer to that question here . (Full recording of the talk here ).

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Please make sure you are taking good care of yourself, reach out to others when you need to and be extra kind and compassionate to yourself !
Big hug <3 Kristina

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And in case you missed these, you can read my PGG's that specifically address the current crisis: Quality Control: How to make the best of these times of quarantine and questioning, How to cope with (and benefit from) what you can't see during the time of corona , United We Stand . and Anatomy of Awareness . You can also check out The Pain of Being which talks about the George Floyd/BLM protests. Feel free to share those links (or any others) with anyone who could benefit <3
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Blast From the Past
Originally published November 10, 2010

One of my favorite artists from back in the day, Howard Jones , sang: “The old man said to me, don’t always take life so seriously…. Try and enjoy the here and now, the future will take care of itself somehow.“ And he happily cautions in the chorus, “ Don’t try to live your life in one day , don’t go speed your time away.”

I recently came into a newfound appreciation for the wisdom of his pop songs – beyond what the catchy tunes, a cute face and big orange ’80s mohawk hairdo did for me back then.

Fashion and music always comes around again in slightly different forms. Nowadays everyone is cutting back and having to scale down and tap into whatever material and personal resources they have.  It’s a good time to reflect on what facets within you can be recycled and refurbished . What about yourself, someone else, or the situation can you look at and see with new eyes, appreciate and/or put to use in a totally different way? What blast from your past – whether a song, piece of clothing, relationship or talent – can you relish in now, but in a more profound way?

Not sure what gems you might have forgotten that can be dug up and polished off for your greater good? Give me a buzz and I’ll help you do some excavating to resurrect those parts of your life that have been dormant far too long, and by doing so, discover that indeed “Things Can Only Get Better.”    

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