B-day Gratitude

It is a beautiful sunny morning on this April Fool’s Day, the day I was born! I am feeling soooo grateful for all of the people (and animal people) in my life. I had no idea what was in store for me when I moved to Santa Barbara from Minnesota in 1999. I just knew […]

Djeneba Sako and Moussa Traore Workshops

Last weekend, Ventura and Santa Barbara were BLESSED to have Djeneba and Moussa teach us their beautiful dances and rhythms from Mali. Thank you to Kimberly Brower, for getting them here, and thanks to all of the dancers and drummers who supported these magnificent artists! Friday night began with the Beginning Drum Class with Moussa. […]


It seems one of the goals (challenges?) for me in this life (as for many of my girlfriends) is finding BALANCE. Living a balanced life, eating a balanced diet, having a balanced budget, etc. It sounds cliche, but for me, finding balance is what it is all about. So, how do I balance career, family, […]


The following was passed on to me via e-mail from my amazing mother, Ginger Beck: Dr. Susan Biali, 37, a medical doctor as encouraged by her parents, has written a book on passion and how she found her true calling. Right now she’s negotiating a TV program about the process. Susan says passion means getting […]

Winter Solstice Weekend Wonder

This past weekend was full of incredible musicians, artists, dancers…as we hosted our second Winter Solstice Party, this time at Reds Cafe on Saturday, Dec 20. I was the organizer of this event, and was thrilled by the turn out, and by the incredible talent that agreed to be a part of the evening! Vienna […]

Holly Beck’s Power Breakfast

I eat this almost every morning and it keeps me energized all day! Thanks little sis! handful organic almonds (raw if possible)handful organic pepitoshandful coconut chipshandful dried cranberries or raisins or cherries1 or 2 dried figs (chopped)1/2 fresh organic apple, chopped1/2 fresh organic banana, sliced or chopped1/2 fresh organic pear, chopped Fold and stir all […]

The Joy of Receiving!

Today I attended Hemalayaa’s “The Joy of Yoga and Indian Dance” workshop. It was a 3 hour journey that incorporated yoga, breath work, and movement including Bollywood and Bhangra inspired dance and flow. Hemalayaa is a beautiful instructor, inside and out. The breath work, guided meditation, mantras, and visualizations were so nurturing and cleansing for […]

New Event for 2009!

I am so excited to offer “Women’s Circle”, the second Friday of every month at Pulse Drumming! Join us! Click on the flier to enlarge.

Thank You.

As 2008 comes to a close, I must send out a huge THANK YOU to so many who have touched my life and who uplift me on a daily basis. Budhi Harlow – my partner and best friend. I am so grateful to you for your creativity, passion, and drive to keep raising the bar. […]