Practicing Grace


Practicing grace creates a balance between the masculine and feminine energies. It is the yin to the yang. I chose “Grace” to be a part of my brand to remind myself and others that it is something offered unconditionally. We do not have to earn it. Grace helps us remember we are love. We belong. […]

Let Go & Get Grounded

As the autumn winds creep in and the summer glow fades, it seems Mother Nature is once again reminding us to let go instead of holding on. To trust that after a period of rest, new growth will appear. This change in season is an invitation to come inside and pay attention. You may have […]

Navigating Transitions with Resilience and Grace

Along with pumpkin spice and apple everything, fall brings the start of many seasonal transitions. First, it’s back to school time, then the change in weather, and finally we shift into our fall and winter holiday seasons. As the weather starts to cool, you may notice a slight shift physically. Perhaps you’re a tad congested. […]

Living Life with an Abundance Mindset

Woman raising her arms to the sunset, with the words Live with Abundance

For many of us, we were raised and have lived with a fixed mindset of either/or instead of both/and. We have been taught that there is only so much of everything- money, food, fame, friendships, love, etc.- to go around and once it is gone, there is no more. This fear-based mindset restricts our ability […]

Enjoy the Benefits of a Membership

The Resilience & Grace online studio is a community and learning platform for students to come where they explore and transform their overall health and well-being and “feel good at any age!” As a member, you can access simple but potent practices to help you connect with your body, breath, mind, and heart – over […]

Connecting with Nature: The Benefits of Practicing Yoga Outdoors

It is the middle of summer in the Midwest. The days are long and the temperatures are warm. Exercising outdoors is one of the best things you can do for yourself. A favorite among many yogis is outdoor yoga. While yoga studios are often a relaxing, quiet, climate-controlled Zen environment, nothing can beat warm sunshine […]

Yoga for Gardeners

Hello Spring! Thank you for longer days to play outside and enjoy the fresh air. In addition to warmer weather, many of us are excited to get into our gardens, dig in the fresh dirt, plant new flowers and shrubs, and watch the greens and colors pop out of their slumber to celebrate the sun […]

Taking Yoga Off the Mat

Many of us are introduced to yoga as a physical practice that helps our bodies look and feel good. After a while many of us wonder if there is more to it than what we do on our sticky mat for 30-60 minutes, and of course, there is. The idea of practicing yoga is not […]

The Power of Fun

Last month, I wrote about the importance of finding your tribe and huddling with other women. I was inspired to write this blog post after attending the Women Lead Change conference last October. Catherine Price was a keynote speaker at the event. She is the author of The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive […]

Student Spotlight: Michelle Sommer

Hello!  I’m Michelle Sommer and I live in Adel with my husband of 23 years. We have three adult children.  My stepdaughter, her husband, and their two children live in West Des Moines. My stepson and his new bride live in the Boston area. My daughter, who is engaged to be married, lives in Minneapolis.  […]