The Power of Attending

“The little things, they aren’t little. They’re life.” Jon Kabat-Zinn. We spend so much of our lives rushing to “become something” – a professional, a business owner, a teacher, a spouse, a parent. We’re always chasing that elusive something that will “complete” us,...

Heart to Heart

What is it like for you and another person to unexpectedly drop all pretense or façade and to spontaneously open your hearts to each other? It’s the best! Why doesn’t this happen more often? My theory is that our ego – which sometimes believes its job is to defend us...

How Meditation Helps You to Be Yourself

I have a self-confidence problem. It originates in my own mind with thoughts & assumptions. Meditation makes me better AWARE of this. The thoughts go like this: “you’re so stiff & creaky, what makes you think you can be a yoga teacher anyway?” Or, “You’re not...

You Are Not Alone in Your Stress Reactivity

Are you in the grip of stress? A repeating loop of thoughts keeping you angry & anxious? I thought I was alone in this & it felt like there was nothing I could do. If this sounds familiar, I have good news! A lucky thing that happened to me about twelve years...

Synergy

You are the one you have been waiting for.~ Byron Katie Recently I completed a weekend workshop for yoga teachers. I’m returning to the field after a two-year period of healing, personal reflection and (hopefully) growth after a challenging time in my life. During the...