Gems from 2016

Nowadays, we seem to be all about the future. For the Holidays, we may have received the latest gadget (iPhone, computer, etc.). We plan for the future, for 2017. This is good but it’s also important to look back at the past (not dwell on it and repeat unpleasant...

I’m in Awe of your Kindness!

Over the last year, I’ve been collecting ideas for self-care – tools I can use when things get tough, or when I’ve felt tired, sad or lost. When I asked a dear yoga student and friend of mine (Nancy) what she does to fill herself up, I was expecting something like “a...

3 Ways to Change Your Perspective

In class this week, I had everyone focus on their feet while in a hip stretch. My mind was so focused on my feet that I forgot I was stretching my hips. Then as soon as we moved deeper into the stretch (and stopped working with the feet), I could feel my hips. My...

Our Suffering is in the Death & Life

My first memory of death was when I was 7 years old and my grandfather died from leukemia. At age 14, my father died from skin cancer. I’ve witnessed someone being murdered and a close friend of mine was killed. My fascination of life and death, breathing and...