From the North to the South, Ebudae into Khartoum,
from the deep sea of Clouds to the island of the moon,
carry me on the waves to the lands I've never been,
carry me on the waves to the lands I've never seen.
We can sail, we can sail with the Orinoco Flow,
we can sail, we can sail.
(sail away, sail away, sail away)

Orinoco Flow
Enya, From the album Watermark (1988)

Pura Vida!

We've just recently returned from a Costa Rican adventure-vacation
on the mid Pacific coast and central mountain regions. Especially heartwarming in this diverse and eco-conscious country are the friendly, hard working folks and the motto "Pura Vida". This phrase is said as a greeting or goodbye and when asked "como esta?" (How are you?) One can answer "pura vida" (literal translation: pure, clean life). We experienced monkeys, exotic birds, lush flora, butterflies, crocs, rice and beans, plantains, hiking, kayaks, thermal baths, volcano, rain forests, jungle forests, fog, roadwork and roads in much need of repair -

We went "unconnected" for five days but were able to watch the inauguration on CNN. While writing this piece in longhand on the flight home, I reflected on the importance of vacations and acknowledged feeling refreshed and energized, ready to tackle prioritizing and catch-up, getting back into my personal routine and being fully present in the challenges that lie ahead. I'm continuing this dialogue on my Balance and Power Blog. Re: taking time away - not being hooked up -
and invite you to comment.

I was "touched" by the world situation by different ways; the kayak guide asked me about "the crisis", international lingo for the economic situation. He was interested in my personal prediction as well as me being a representative of the US and informed me that tourism has decreased dramatically in CR and is having a trickle down effect for breadwinners.

Eileen on BlogTalkRadio

I'll be appearing on The Women's Empower Hour on

I'm inviting you to listen in, call in, and participate in the "Ladies Let 's Talk" blogtalkradio show. Listed below are the shows I'll be cohosting with the topics:

Monday, February 9, 2009: Ladies, Let's Talk: Being Heart Healthy (American Heart Month)
Monday, February 23, 2009: Ladies Let's Talk: An Hour of Gratitude
Monday, March 30, 2009: Ladies, Let's Talk: An Hour of Gratitude

The Women's Empower Hour Radio Show:

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed on about EFT and
lead the radio audience through a tapping session, which I am inviting you to participate in.

I am happy to announce the launch of my Balance and Power Blog Talk Radio Show, beginning soon, to be aired midday and that you 'll be able to download. You'll be invited to listen to my lively conversations with dynamic experts and individuals who help to bring balance and power into our lives. Please contact with blogtalkradio in subject line if you are interested in scheduling a show. We will explore a variety of themes, congruent to my
Inspirational Power Quotes:

Living Values Universal Principles for Success:
    Peace - Cooperation - Responsibility - Compassion - Respect - Honesty - Tolerance - Positive Thinking - Love - Simplicity - Happiness - Humility - Goal Setting - Success - Focus - Patience - Presence
And The Wheel of Life:
    Career - Financial - Relationship - Spiritual Development - Family Fun - Hobbies - Recreation - Health and Wellness - Lifestyle - Self Esteem
Keep your inspirational commenting happening at my Balance and Power Blog!

At this time, I'd like to acknowledge my webmaster, James Rutnam of for helping me create this new look, for his talented work and terrific temperament!

More News:

"Tapping with Eileen" is on the road at various locales in the NY metro area.

Also, I'm excited about collaborative workshops and venues including:

NEW! The Right Mix of Networking, Education & Motivation midday Thursdays in Massapequa, NY: The Balance and PowerŽ Network in affiliation with Network and create relationships with a group of positive minded folks and reap the benefits of listening to brief "platform speakers/local experts" offering tips and
inspirational stories. Find out more
Achieving Optimal Wellness: 3 Perspectives
Long Island Women in Power
Gerard's Spa (Bellmore, NY location)
The Blue Firmament (Rockville Centre, NY)
Atlantic Wellness Center and Spa (East Rockaway, NY)
The Long Island Way
Network Plus
Intergenerational Strategies

Views on Tom Brokaw's Book "Boom!"
For those Baby Boomers among us, and those interested in this population, see my review of Tom Brokaw's bestselling book, "Boom!: Talking About the Sixties: What Happened, How It Shaped Today, Lessons for Tomorro" along with my own thoughts about being a Baby Boomer.

My complimentary coaching assessment consultation (via telephone or in Baldwin) has been extended to 45 minutes for the month of February. You may contact me for this or call (516) 623-4353 to arrange and let me know your availability. I've rewritten Meet Eileen  to give you a more personal look at my background. My one sheet  link has been reworked as well, and I ask that you kindly pass this on to corporate and non-profit venues for possible speaking and training opportunities. Thanks so much for your referrals!

Be well and happy,

February 2009