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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

From Stress to Serenity

Ok. Here we are…multiple weeks into our new routine managing the coronavirus. I don’t know about you but I have definitely ridden the roller coaster of emotions. In one day I can easily experience gratitude, fear, joy, anger, loneliness, contentment, and curiosity. Somedays I can stay with one of the more pleasant emotions for a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brain Resilience & Meditation

In the March/April 2020 Yoga Journal Magazine, an article was written titled, “Mind Games.” The author, Tasha Eichenseher wrote, “Resent research studies have demonstrated how yoga (i.e., asana, meditation, mantra, and mindfulness) can improve health and happiness. Now, scientists are uncovering how these practices can help prevent memory loss and delay the onset of more […]

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 […]

Do you have 2020 Vision?

You can’t help but notice the message shared all over social media as we enter a new decade and a new year. My inbox is filled with subject titles related to having a vision in 2020. As I sit here today writing my January message to you, I want to ask you the same question, […]