Cancer has hit our family, and it has hit hard and fast. One month ago my sweet soul of a brother-in-law was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer, spread to his liver. As we were still reeling from the news, my father was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma which has spread to his lungs, stomach, [...]
I'll be honest - I don't really think anyone wants to read yet another article about New Year's Resolutions. But I feel I have an obligation to share with you what I learned years ago that has proven time and again to truly work. Many of us experience plenty of stressful emotions during the holidays for myriad [...]
I love yoga. I love to practice yoga, I really love to teach yoga, and I love how yoga has changed my life. There is no shortage of articles written all over the internet singing the praises of yoga, or, as I lately read in the online publication Elephant Journal, dissing yoga. The most recent [...]
Right here, right now, I am loving this!
Every so often the stresses in our lives, whether real or perceived, pile up to create a perfect storm of dis-harmony in the body. Often our stress begins in how we perceive a situation, and once that perception is accepted as reality, how we respond. Do we resist the challenge or do we embrace it? [...]
Ahhh...the sounds of the waves breaking on the beach just outside my window always bring complete santosha (sanskrit for contentment) to me. The almost primal exaltation from that initial moist ocean air on my bare skin gives a sense of stability to my being. The incredible fragrance of the salt-water air mixed with the [...]
So often we begin the new year with aspirations and resolutions. We play hard during the holidays, or we languish in sadness and stress, with true plans to start fresh in January. The time constraint that we place upon ourselves, along with sometimes unrealistic expectations, can cause even more stress or imbalance if we set [...]
Basking in the Glow of Gratitude....
Every year it seems I have such good intentions for the holidays. My first intention always involves creating a delicious feast for friends and family to enjoy while we share precious time together. Then I move into the more crafty and creative realm with my ideas for home-made gifts and decor. My inner dialogue runs [...]
Ayurveda teaches that our bodies are a representation of the environment around us. What we ingest through our five senses, and how we filter that information, creates our thoughts, perceptions and realities that become the substance of our inner and outer lives. We choose to either energize or deplete ourselves through our interpretations of the [...]