June 12, 2019

Kayla's Brief Rule

Kayla's Brief Rule
Adapted from St. Romuald’s Brief Rule


Dwell each moment as if in paradise. Know that you have nothing to do right now, but simply this. Let your thoughts drift by like clouds in the sky. Know that even as you pause, you are still on your path.


When you come to the crossroads, take a moment to listen to your heart, and to gather up more information before continuing on your journey. Realize there are no wrong decisions, only life lessons. Be assured of your choices.


Allow yourself to be guided, and you will be provided. Be open to receiving. Be willing to give. Await with certainty and allow life to carry you. Be content with the simple grace of this moment.


Blessed Be.

June 6, 2019
New Camaldoli Monastery, Lucia, CA



May 15, 2019

New Review on Yelp


"I've seen Kayla three or four times, now, and (speaking as a person who's met more than my fair share of therapists/healers with little success over ten years), I wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone.

Another reviewer noted that after her first session with Kayla, she "felt as though she was thrust back into the flow of the universe." Perfectly articulated. That's how I felt, as well, after just one session. Kayla's presence is calming and accepting, and she provides creative and effective tools and insights that are fun, powerful, and simple enough to integrate into everyday life to make positive change.

Even on my "off days" (which are frequent), I feel comfortable telling her if I feel dissociated or anxious, and she immediately jumps into action, sharing (and providing options for) simple grounding techniques that really work for me.

Her home office is especially inviting, and inspiring to simply exist in. Kayla's energy is both comforting and energizing. When I leave after a session with her, for the first time I can remember, I feel as though life is not only manageable, but navigable. Hopeful. I will continue to see Kayla for hypnotherapy, and if you've been considering it, Kayla's sessions are worth every penny. I can't thank her enough."

Read Lucy N.'s review of Kayla Garnet Rose, PhD, Tools for Transformation on Yelp

April 26, 2019

Good Day for a Buddha

We were very sorry to read this on Nextdoor.com:

Stolen Buddha, a new low point for Santa Cruz.

Last night our business, The Garden Company on Mission Street, was burglarized. Our beloved Buddha, store mascot for 20 years, was the most notable item stolen. Let me know if you see it around town. I have reported this information to the police.

Here's a picture of their stolen Buddha on the right.



So yesterday afternoon we went over to buy a Buddha of our own. 

Several other customers were also there to support our favorite local garden store. 

Maybe we can start a Buddha-a-thon. If you feel so moved, please go to the Garden Company at 2218 Mission St, Santa Cruz, and give a Buddha a good home today.


Coincidentally, I pulled this card form the Morgan's Tarot that morning. Part of the text reads,
 "The inspiration for this card was a three-year-old child's response to a question about what he would like to model out of the clay he's been given." 


Have you made a Buddha today?



April 18, 2019

Growing Pains

Pull on that cashmere sweater,
Sure could fit much better.
Same with the velvet pants,
They won't take me to any dance.

Buttons that no longer close,
Runs in old pantyhose.
Favorite shirts, all worn or stained,
Floral skirts, tight and strained.

Not a moments guilt, no hesitation,
Throw them in the box for donation.
They served me once, maybe twice,
On someone else they'll look real nice.

Empty hangers, potential space,
No longer interested in being just a pretty face,
But really comfortable in my skin,
Not just because once I was thin.

Clearing the closets, shelf by shelf,
Finally I have outgrown judging myself.
Soon I'll go on a shopping spree,
And discover just what really suits me.

Blessed be.