It’s been six months. In the love letter I read to Yoda minutes before he transitioned to formlessness, I promised him I would find shama amidst the grief of losing him. A promise made on a deathbed is a promise one must keep. Yet I had absolutely no idea how to find inner peace while […]


Yoda, Thank You

by Kee Kee on March 2, 2017

in Change,New Jersey,Yoda

I said goodbye to my furry shama warrior on Tuesday night. My friend Dorry Bless, a Life-Cycle Celebrant, conducted a beautiful ceremony celebrating his life, and then he was set free in Eric’s and my arms in the studio next to the grand piano, his favorite place in the house. I read him this thank […]

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I hit rock bottom the day I took my dog’s Xanax. Let’s be absolutely clear: I STOLE DRUGS FROM MY DOG. What kind of crappy human does that? Or perhaps my big low was the day I made myself a cake with cream cheese frosting. I ATE IT ALL. It’s pretty clear that my regular […]

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Focus on Peace

by Kee Kee on April 4, 2016

in Arkansas,Healers,Inspiration,NYC

  I found myself in a Hollywood tattoo parlor six days after four airplanes were hijacked, two crashing into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and one in a Pennsylvania field. During the devastating chaos that first week following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, nothing made sense. Nothing, […]

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It’s only when we allow ourselves to be lost that we can really truly find ourselves. I figured that basic truth out by accident. When Yoda and I first left on our five month road trip, hitting the open road was an act of desperation. I was running away from my broken life. I was […]

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Create a Better Moment

by Kee Kee on December 2, 2013

in Change,Inspiration,Yoda

When will this headache end? This was the main thought running through my head for the past four days. It felt like someone dipped a corkscrew in fiery coals so that the metal screw was blazing red hot, then they repeatedly jammed that corkscrew into my forehead right above my left eyebrow. Next, they slowly […]

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My quest for shama actually began years before Yoda and I took off in Princess Leia the Prius on our five month seeking shama road trip.  Way back when, a broken heart and the beginnings of my job burnout led to me inventing the Shama Yoga Rug, now distributed by Manduka. Read my guest post […]

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In the wake of this week’s senseless tragedy of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting that left 26 dead in Newtown, Connecticut, I’m compelled to write about a tiny movement that has started with my friend Beth Howard. Beth is the author of Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie.  She lives […]

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I usually don’t like to blog out of order, but right now I’m compelled to share what’s going on.  So, you’ll have to wait to hear about some of my unique and unexpected Arizona road trip adventures.  For now, I want to tell you about my journey back to Santa Monica.  After 5 months on […]

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Boise: Shanti-Shama-Peace

by Kee Kee on November 6, 2010

in Change,serendipity

Boise, Idaho.  A place I haven’t known much about, and admittedly, a place I’ve never had a desire to visit.  I thought my stop would be a quick one-nighter on my way through Idaho, but happily, I was hit with yet another dose of serendipity on the road.   My pie-baking goddess friend, Beth Howard,  came through again and connected […]

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