Blog2019-11-11T10:53:41-07:00

When an Offering is Accepted

My heart is full! Last week's launch of my new YOGA FOR YOUR MOOD CARD DECK  has been gratifying. So many of you have reached out to say it's making a difference in your life. As someone who suffered from an anxiety-based depression for many years, I know personally the relief that yoga can bring. That's why I have been teaching and writing about it [...]

Missed Moments and Reunions

Dear Ones, My heart is full of love, and excitement, and my head is in a tizzy! Next week, I will be seeing my beloved daughter and three grandchildren, the third of whom I have only met on video calls. Over these past 18 months, they have celebrated birthdays, graduations, recitals and other momentous events. Since they live in Canada, I have missed out on [...]

The Privilege of Clouds & a Free Practice

Here I am in my happy place, right? Right. And yet, I wish I could transplant this dreary weather to the Sonoran desert that needs the rain and humidity so desperately. This morning, the skies are gray. Again. In the 13 days since I arrived,  there hasn't been a beach day. So, like everything else that seems to disappoint, I need to look at my [...]

Summer Joy, Blues, MetroMeditations Help to Welcome All That’s Arising

Dear Ones, Despite or because of the many rainy days since I arrived in Rhode Island, the waters of Narraganset Bay nourish my soul. I am blessed to begin my day with a standing practice surrounded by water. This is Naragansett Bay. 🙂 We can’t always be on vacation in our happy place, so it’s vital to cultivate a healing practice wherever we wake up in [...]

Yoga For Your Mood Deck: 52 Ways to Shift Depression and Anxiety

              Dear Ones, Mood happens. We all know this, because though many of us have been vaccinated, none of us have been immunized against our shifting moods over these last 15 months. Even if we're not clinically depressed or anxious, we've known depression, lethargy and panic. Although there's no replacement for therapy, be it psychotherapy or yoga therapy, there [...]

Expanding Your Heart

Dear Ones, Research tells us that intense grief can alter the heart muscle so much that it causes "broken heart syndrome," increasing the risk of heart attack 21 times after the loss of a loved one. On the other hand, feelings of love, whether for a child, a lover, a four-legged being, a spiritual teacher or the Divine increase feel good hormones like oxytocin, prolactin [...]

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