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 hold on with faith that after a period of rest, new growth will appear. The change in season is an invitation to come inside and pay attention. It may seem […]

Teaching to a Camera…Talking to a Mic

For fourteen weeks now, I have taught all of my classes online using the Zoom platform. I transformed my business from a “face-to-face, in-person” experience to an “online, view-through-a-screen” experience. It has been less than ideal, but this teaching format has become the way I now do business. It has allowed students to be flexible […]

R.A.I.N. – A Practice of Radical Compassion

Tara Brach, PhD, is an internationally known teacher of mindfulness, meditation, emotional healing, and spiritual awakening. She is an International bestselling author and offers weekly podcast talks and meditations on her podcast. In her latest book, Radical Compassion, she shared with us the acronym RAIN. It is an easy-to-remember tool for bringing mindfulness and compassion […]

Grace, not Perfection

“Grace, not Perfection” by Emily Ley is the title of a book I have on my shelf, wanting to make time to read. I see the beautiful cover, I am inspired by the title, and I know there are rich gems for me to savor and take in. It is definitely next on my list […]

Back to Basics

When survival gets triggered, go back to these four basics: 1. Ritual & Routine: In a time of pandemic, it is likely that our normal routines can get bumped or replaced by watching the news or taking actions that can disrupt the comfort of the familiar framing of our days. Routines and rituals are powerful […]

Sleep Hygiene & Saboteurs

You may know how long you sleep every night, but do you know how well you sleep? The quality of your shut-eye is as important as the quantity. Unfortunately many of us are not-so-great sleepers. One in three Americans is chronically sleep deprived and many of us wake up feeling tired. Sleep deprivation can result […]

Creating a Home Yoga Practice

We have entered a time in history when we are asked to stay home to flatten the curve and help slow down the spread of the coronavirus. Our favorite restaurants have closed. Our children cannot go to school and learn with their friends. Many of us are asked to work from home and our favorite […]

Physical Fitness was Never the Purpose of Yoga

Below is the article I was wrote for Wander Women Iowa. I thought it was a good one to share with you as well. Enjoy. Many of us have read or heard about yoga and know there are great benefits to practicing. We read or know people who have increased their strength, balance and flexibility. […]

Amplify & Release

Elena Brower’s PRACTICE YOU daily awakening deck The season of fall is a wonderful time to pause and ask yourself, “What do you emphasize? What will you set free?” I love picking up Elena Brower’s beautiful PRACTICE YOU daily awakening deck. It is a tool you can use to help guide your yoga and meditation […]

Choose Your Attitude

“Our job is not to set things right but to see things right.” – Eric Butterworth How many times in a day do you catch yourself wishing you thought something different, said something different, did something different? Or if it isn’t directly you, your wishing they did something different, said something different, acted in a […]