I had the good fortune of meeting an extremely inspiring woman while  visiting my favorite florist a few months ago.   I first heard her effervescent voice as she responded to the florist’s greeting. She has been a regular customer since the shop opened. No surprise that she is their favorite customer. […]


Flourish Beyond 50-with Samyak Yamauchi

by Judy Griffin on June 18, 2014

A Tourist In Chinatown The temperature is chilly, but the sun is too bright. Her big,Hollywood sunglasses can’t protect her eyes, so she shuts them, and WHACK – a fortune cookie hits her on the head! She can’t read the signs at the bus station. She doesn’t hear the announcement on the loudspeaker. She misses […]


Flourish Beyond 50: with Polly Leaf

by Judy Griffin on June 9, 2014

                        I met Polly Leaf in yoga class and I have always admired her beauty, grace, vibrancy, and youthful attitude.  Not to mention her flexibility. I am usually sitting behind her and am always in awe. We can learn a lot from Polly so […]


Strawberry Pomegranate Quinoa Spinach Salad

by Judy Griffin on April 1, 2014

  Strawberry Pomegranate Quinoa Spinach Salad-Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 4 scallions, thinly sliced on the base 1 cucumber diced 2 cups of baby spinach sliced in strips 1/2 cup chopped parsley leaves 1/2 cup chopped mint leaves 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 cup pomegranate seeds (Trader Joe’s has convenient containers of seeds) 3 […]


Raw Dark Chocolate Sauce

by Judy Griffin on February 1, 2014

Ingredients: 1 cup Raw Cacao Powder * 1 cup Raw Honey 1 cup almond Butter Mix together in a blender or food processor.  Serve with fruits for dipping. *Use carob powder if allergic to chocolate. Popcorn & Chocolate Sauce– I’ve been loving this lately                                       1 cup organic popcorn kernals 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil Celtic Sea […]


Bountiful Butternut Apple Soup

by Judy Griffin on December 19, 2013

                Bountiful Butternut Apple Soup Makes 6 to 8 servings Ingredients: 1 Medium Butternut Squash 1 quart water 3 apples chopped 2 leeks, finely chopped 1 tbsp. Coconut oil 1-2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. coriander Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan  Salt  to taste Freshly-ground black pepper, to taste […]


Thriving Thanksgiving Tips

by Judy Griffin on November 25, 2013

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and […]


Quinoa Fiesta Romaine Wraps

by Judy Griffin on June 20, 2013

Quinoa Fiesta Romaine Wraps Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 4 cups cooked quinoa 2 cups edamame 1 zucchini peeled & chopped (cucumber is fine) 1 red onion, diced 1/4 c raw apple cider vinegar 1/2 c. olive oil 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice-2 limes 1 tsp Celtic Sea Salt 4 Tbsp. fresh cilantro 1/2 Red Pepper, […]


  My oldest child is turning 10 soon.  My youngest turned 2 in October.  This means that for 10 years, I’ve been deeply focused on other’s needs, multitasking, sleeping poorly, and truly putting my needs aside because everyone else was so much louder.  I remember as each of my children moved into age 2, I […]


Word up! What’s your word for 2013?

by Judy Griffin on January 11, 2013

Forget about resolutions, choosing a word is an ideal way to create your intention. Want to give it a whirl? What resonates for you?  What do you crave?  Just choose from your heart. My choice words  relate. Focusing on breath and time will help be weave in harmony and flourish. Everyone that knows me sees […]