50 Life Secrets and Tips

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#1 Memorize something everyday. Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options. #2 Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions. Those who are heavy-set with material desires […]

60 Life Lessons: Insights from Oprah’s Life Class

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Call me a traitor to my gender, but I didn’t grow up watching Oprah. I didn’t have parties with other ladies that involved a television and tissues. I didn’t fill my library according to her book club recommendations. And I didn’t live my life around the question, “What would Oprah do?” Considering my penchant for […]

11 Simple Ways To Supercharge Your Time In The Now

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“To be alive is to totally and openly participate in the simplicity and elegance of here and now.” ~Donald Altman Five years ago, my life was a mess compared to now. I was anxious, worried, afraid, and running away from my feelings–I was running away from the present moment. So, what happened? I started applying […]

Right Here. Right Now.

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Eating mindfully and applying atha to your practice. I have been deeply inspired in my daily life by the very first sutra in the classic text called Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The arrangement in which the sutras are placed is related to their significance, so the very first word in the first yoga sutra is […]

Quit Trying, Just Be Yourself

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Last month I participated in Level 1 Journey Into Power Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste. I went to the weeklong boot camp to strengthen my teaching and assisting skills and to find out if my friends who had already participated in Baron’s bootcamps were right when they told me Level 1 would change my life. […]

The Amazing Power Of Being Present

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How can you bring calm and peace to the middle of a stress-ful, chaotic day? The answer is simple, though not always so easy to put into practice: learn to be present. No matter how out-of-control your day is, no matter how stressful your job or life becomes, the act of being present can become […]

Each Morning Is A Blank Slate

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Starting out each morning with a blank slate feels good for everyone. We literally have the opportunity everyday to be a new version of ourselves. Although the past creates a valuable discernment in the present, we are able to live a new way each day. If I begin to focus on yesterdays failures and sorrows, […]

Lift Yourself Up To Root Down: How Yoga Can Help You Stay Grounded

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Close your eyes. Take a deep breath and clear your mind. Now imagine you are on top of a mountain. Look around you; you can see all that surrounds you. Look up and see an endless sky. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and feel it cleanse your entire being. Now imagine that you are […]

“What’s For Fitness Today?” Tip #15 – Know Your Past & Embrace Your Future

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April 15, 2011 Tip #15 I hope my tips inspire you to love yourself and others, to wake up with a smile and a skip in your step and to live everyday with an abundance of peace, joy and ease. The first step to moving forward is to accept your past, live in the present, […]

7 Ways To Live In The Moment

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Discover peace of mind by focusing on the here and now. It’s easier than you think! For millennia, sages from the Buddha to Yogi Berra have been advising us to tame our wandering minds and focus our attention on the present. The reason is obvious: The past is history, the future nothing but a dream. […]