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

Join the Scare Your Soul Challenge – This Weekend!

2017-10-24T11:20:46+00:00

As Halloween creeps near, courageous peeps from all over the world will embark on the Scare Your Soul Challenge this weekend, October 27, 28 and 29. There’s time to join in this movement of taking small steps of courage to step outside your comfort zone, to increase your resilience, to propel growth, and to enhance

Join the Scare Your Soul Challenge – This Weekend! 2017-10-24T11:20:46+00:00

The one thing you should stop doing right now to find more contentment

2017-10-17T13:10:45+00:00

We are social beings. We are simply wired to look for connection and relationships. Most of the time, this is a wonderful thing that feeds our souls. Sometimes, though, we can lose ourselves a little (or a lot) by seeking approval from others. You may have heard the phrase “happiness is an inside job.” In

The one thing you should stop doing right now to find more contentment 2017-10-17T13:10:45+00:00

A Birthday Blog: Embracing Aging

2017-10-10T09:34:21+00:00

Today I am 46. And I’m thrilled to be where I am. Yes, I have moments of looking at younger yoga teachers and students and thinking “damn, they look good!” But I honestly would not trade being in my mid-40s for anything. To state the obvious, our culture worships the young. Just look at the

A Birthday Blog: Embracing Aging 2017-10-10T09:34:21+00:00

These three things can help you step out of your comfort zone

2017-10-03T09:25:22+00:00

I've been stepping out of my comfort zone lately.  Blogging more frequently, posting on Instagram and other social media outlets -- even creating my first video blog, or vlog.  I'm really putting myself out there, as they say.  It's gotten me thinking about why, and how, we step out of our comfort zones -- those

These three things can help you step out of your comfort zone 2017-10-03T09:25:22+00:00

The one meditation myth that just might be holding you back from getting your zen on

2017-09-25T21:21:17+00:00

Students tell me all the time, “I know meditation would be so good for me, but I just can’t do it.” The problem? They can’t stop their minds from wandering. Newsflash: You don’t need to stop your mind from wandering to reap all of the benefits of meditation. Full stop. It is the nature of

The one meditation myth that just might be holding you back from getting your zen on 2017-09-25T21:21:17+00:00

Better than Botox — Mindfulness Meditation Slows Down Aging!

2017-09-18T19:06:01+00:00

Want to age gracefully? The scientific evidence is overwhelming – mindfulness meditation literally changes our genes and slows down the aging process. When we age, our chromosomes begin to deteriorate. As this happens the ends of the DNA strands, called telomeres, break off and result in shortened chromosomes. As a result, cellular repair and other

Better than Botox — Mindfulness Meditation Slows Down Aging! 2017-09-18T19:06:01+00:00

Let’s talk about YOUR mindfulness

2017-09-11T18:22:26+00:00

There is so much talk about being mindful these days. From mindful eating to mindful parenting to mindful shopping. What, exactly, is mindfulness? Definitions abound, but I like one I heard from Dan Harris, the author of 10% Happier, the founder and host of the 10% Happier podcast, and the founder of the 10% Happier

Let’s talk about YOUR mindfulness 2017-09-11T18:22:26+00:00

A day to reflect on your “work”

2017-09-04T19:18:04+00:00

Often we begin a yoga class by setting an intention. The teacher may ask us to consider what we want to dedicate our practice to or to work on. I often set an intention of being present. Then, when my mind wanders as I move through the asana practice, as it invariably does, I recall

A day to reflect on your “work” 2017-09-04T19:18:04+00:00