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Moving beyond likes and dislikes


From the earliest moments of childhood we come to know that there are things we like and things we don’t. Our caretakers cement these preferences through a system of rewards and punishments.  If you are “good,” you get what you want, whereas if you are “bad,” you typically don’t.  As we grow up, our likes and

Moving beyond likes and dislikes2019-10-08T01:02:50+00:00

Welcome to fall and what I’ve been up to (hint: Citizen Yoga!)


It seems like just yesterday that I could not stop writing.  I had so much to say about yoga and philosophy and daily life and living with purpose and how they all intersect. But that was actually some time ago.  My book Radi8: Using the Practice of Yoga to Cultivate Your Inner Shine was published in

Welcome to fall and what I’ve been up to (hint: Citizen Yoga!)2018-10-04T15:23:13+00:00

One hundred days of Transcendental Meditation


One hundred days ago I learned the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique.  It's a simple technique that involves the use of a mantra given to the student by a learned teacher.  The practitioner gently holds the mantra in her mind for twenty minutes, twice a day.  The idea behind TM is that the technique helps us

One hundred days of Transcendental Meditation2018-07-02T15:05:44+00:00

Leading with your heart


Did you know that the heart generates the most powerful electromagnetic field of all of the organs in the body?  Its magnetic field is so powerful that it can literally be detected by a machine up to ten feet away from the human body.  Not only can specialized machines detect the magnetic field of someone's

Leading with your heart2018-05-12T11:41:36+00:00

The first step to making lasting change


There's a story about a well-known yoga teacher who was driving with his three kids in the car.  Apparently he was going too slow for the likes of the car behind him, whose driver laid on his horn and hurled obscenities at the teacher as he abruptly passed him.  The teacher, not missing a beat,

The first step to making lasting change2018-05-02T13:59:25+00:00

A Meditation Latte


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 Latte2018-04-16T17:16:19+00:00

Love letter: a true story


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 story2018-03-27T15:07:14+00:00

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


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 Shine2018-03-22T15:05:31+00:00

Sometimes, pushing a little harder does the trick


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 trick2018-03-19T20:18:10+00:00

A 45-second mood enhancer you need to know about


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 about2018-03-07T18:03:57+00:00