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A Meditation Latte

2018-04-16T17:16:19+00:00

I've had a committed meditation practice for some time now.  In addition to meditating daily I really love reading about, talking about, and listening to podcasts about all things meditation.  The 10% Happier podcast by Dan Harris is an absolute treasure and I've caught almost all of his 130 or so episodes.  One recent guest

A Meditation Latte 2018-04-16T17:16:19+00:00

Love letter: a true story

2018-03-27T15:07:14+00:00

Scare Your Soul (SYS) is an organization that helps people find growth and happiness by taking small (or big) acts of courage in their daily lives.  In essence, it's a courage movement.  Participation is free and a variety of challenges are offered, so check it out! (Incidentally, I'm an ambassador).  A few weeks ago I received

Love letter: a true story 2018-03-27T15:07:14+00:00

Radi8: Using the Practice of Yoga to Cultivate Your Inner Shine

2018-03-22T15:05:31+00:00

That's the name of the book I wrote last summer, recently published by Waterside Press.  It's a modern yogi's take on the applicability of the 8-limbed path of yoga philosophy.  In it I break down each of the traditional limbs of the yoga practice and discuss how and why each is an important part of

Radi8: Using the Practice of Yoga to Cultivate Your Inner Shine 2018-03-22T15:05:31+00:00

Sometimes, pushing a little harder does the trick

2018-03-19T20:18:10+00:00

I was working out at my favorite bootcamp-style class last week at Miracle Performance (click here if you're into this kind of thing).  I ended up on the treadmill next to a friend I hadn't seen in a while.  When it came time to sprint, she tore it up.  Like, I've almost never seen anyone

Sometimes, pushing a little harder does the trick 2018-03-19T20:18:10+00:00

A 45-second mood enhancer you need to know about

2018-03-07T18:03:57+00:00

Did you know that there is an entire limb of the 8-limbed yoga practice dedicated to the breath?  Pranayama is limb #4 and literally means breath control.  When we engage in the physical practice of yoga, we typically marry our movements to our breath.  We inhale as we raise our arms over head to stand

A 45-second mood enhancer you need to know about 2018-03-07T18:03:57+00:00

The most important ingredient to any kind of “self improvement” plan

2018-03-01T17:42:32+00:00

As we start to approach the end of the first quarter of 2018, you might be checking in with yourself on your progress, or lack thereof, with respect to the resolutions you made a couple of months ago. So many of our resolutions center around self- improvement. Weight loss, healthy eating, fitness goals and the

The most important ingredient to any kind of “self improvement” plan 2018-03-01T17:42:32+00:00

The yogic approach to goal setting

2018-01-30T15:46:30+00:00

Yoga philosophy teaches us that two of the primary sources of suffering are attachment -- clinging too tightly to things we want, like or love -- and aversion -- recoiling from or avoiding things we don't.  The problem with clinging to things we dig is that they won't last, and then we will inevitably suffer.

The yogic approach to goal setting 2018-01-30T15:46:30+00:00

Falling off the wagon: an important part of the (yoga/meditation) practice

2018-01-15T17:52:40+00:00

Sometimes life gets in the way of our best intentions and commitments.  A few months ago I committed to blogging weekly or so about all manner of things yoga and meditation designed to help you, and me, live our best lives.  And then, well, life happened. See, when I'm not teaching yoga and meditation, writing,

Falling off the wagon: an important part of the (yoga/meditation) practice 2018-01-15T17:52:40+00:00

The one part of your body you need to know about to move and age well

2017-11-08T15:32:09+00:00

Fascia.  Do you know what it is and what it does and what you need to do to keep it healthy?  I had never heard of fascia before my first yoga teacher training program.  Turns out, it's critically important to our mobility and overall health.  The word fascia means “band” or “bundle” in Latin. Similar

The one part of your body you need to know about to move and age well 2017-11-08T15:32:09+00:00

Is Self-Care Selfish? (Spoiler alert: no)

2017-10-31T18:24:50+00:00

We hear so much in the yoga world and beyond about self-care these days. About how it’s important to put our own proverbial oxygen masks on first so that we have the resources to then care for others. But there’s a countervailing ethos that posits it’s simply selfishness disguised to spend time and resources on

Is Self-Care Selfish? (Spoiler alert: no) 2017-10-31T18:24:50+00:00