Navigating Transitions with Resilience and Grace

    Along with pumpkin spice everything, fall also brings the start of many shifting seasonal transitions. First, it’s back to school, then come weather changes and shorter daylight hours, and finally we begin to move into fall and winter holidays. As the weather starts to cool, you may notice a slight shift physically. Perhaps […]

The Joy of Play!

Hello summer! Summer is a time for sunshine and laughter, gathering with friends and family, and making time to rest and play. It is a season many of us look forward to, thanks to longer days, warmer weather, and fresh food. BBQs, family vacations, farmer’s markets, parades, and reunions can all be ways to enjoy […]

Managing Change…How to Be Resilient

Stability. Comfort. Peace. As humans, we are often resistant to change. So when things change, and they have changed A LOT over the past year, it may elicit strong feelings of fear and resistance. We know change is a constant. Nothing stays exactly as it is. Nothing. It is the only thing in life that […]

Rest – Just for a Minute (or Two)

Do you remember your parents telling you “I’m just resting my eyes for a minute”? I would catch my mom or dad at different times throughout my childhood sitting upright with their eyes closed while the lunchtime news (or favorite afternoon talk show) was on TV in the background. When I was young, I didn’t […]

Lead with Love

“Because I have a choice, I choose love.”–Deepak Chopra Our heart space is the place where our light comes from. When we let our heart give our brain more information than we allow our brain to give our heart, we lead with love. Our hearts can inform our rational mind. We can be less reactive […]

Soft Heart, Strong Body

Have you found yourself full of judgment? Are you judging yourself, your family, your friends, your leaders, your government, your life? You may be finding yourself these days feeling soft on the outside and hard on the inside. Boundaries are getting blurred. One day you may be choosing to social distance, wearing a mask around […]

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 […]

Embodying Resilience: Teachings from Yogarupa

During times of loss, unpredictability, scarcity and pain we are not our best selves. We are in survival mode and doing our best to manage our circumstances. We have all entered this time. The coronavirus pandemic has affected us all. No one has escaped. Last weekend (March 20-22, 2020) I attended an online yoga workshop […]

Living a Life with Intention

Did you know one of my favorite celebrities is Oprah? I watched her as a young girl everyday at 4 pm (like a lot of us) learning how to heal relationships, confront fears and visualize dreams. She entered my life at a impressionable age and I have followed her work, read her books, subscribed to […]

Welcome

The Welcoming Prayer (by Father Thomas Keating)Welcome, welcome, welcome.I welcome everything that comes to me today because I know it’s for my healing.I welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, persons, situations, and conditions.I let go of my desire for power and control.I let go of my desire for affection, esteem, approval and pleasure.I let go of […]