The Journey of Savasana

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Diving Into the Mystery, Remembering How to Let Go “Remember fear for what it is, resistance to the unknown.” -Terry Tempest Williams Pause, take a deep breath. Invite the possibility to read this article with a soft face and receptive eyes. Intrigued by the experiences of letting go, deep rest and the healing which unfolds […]

Flying With Faith, Not Fear

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“I don’t live in fear. All good experiences have come from trusting the universe. There is no other way to live or love.”  Olivia Wilde My faith and trust in the universe continues to deepen; especially during uncertain times. This inspiring quote from one of my favorite celebs, the lovely Olivia Wilde, arrived right on […]

Stressed? Here’s A 5-Minute Fix

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Increasingly over the past couple of years, I’ve been having outbreaks of hives and itchy skin. I finally sat down with an allergist, who gave it to me straight. I am allergic to pineapples, apples, and — get this — anything that touches my skin. Anything that rubs, scratches or irritates my skin will create […]

Coming Back to Simplicity

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The theme for this week of the 40 Days To Personal Revolution program I am facilitating in Miami is “Restoration.” In putting this into to practice, it awakened me, once again, to how essential it is to give up what I must to create space for restoration. This inquiry brought to light where I am […]

Celebrate Your Strength By Showing Up! Sensing Spring: A New Beginning

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Each year, warm breezes carrying sweet scents of spring invite us to experience life’s renewal. Nature gently nudges us — take a look around, the world is unfolding! If we pause to notice this transformation, then we may remember the nature of our existence: All is impermanent. Even the heavy frosts of winter’s dormancy melt […]

Celebrate Your Strength With Your Breath! Feeling Anxious? Try Breath Work

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“Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders.” – Andrew Weil, M.D. Since breathing is something we can control and regulate, it is a useful tool for achieving a relaxed and clear state of mind. I recommend three breathing […]

Finally Hooked On Yoga!

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It has been a while since I last talked about my new yoga journey. One of my resolutions or goals for 2012 was to stick to my yoga practice and continue to get better and better. Lately, I’ve been going to a new studio in my town since I bought a Groupon for $25 for […]

21 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 7 20-Minute Evening Sequence

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Congratulations! After today, if you’ve kept up with our 21 Day Yoga Challenge, you’ve been doing yoga for a week straight. Doesn’t it feel good? Today’s practice is 20 minutes and designed to relax you this Monday evening. Get home from work, ask someone in your family to watch the kids, turn off the TV, […]

Physical Relaxation Techniques: Deep Breathing, PMR and The Relaxation Response

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Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.  ~Thich Nhat Hanh This tool introduces three useful physical relaxation techniques that can help you reduce muscle tension and manage the effects of the fight-or-flight response on your body. This is particularly important if you need to think clearly […]

Maintain A Healthy Brain

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“Physical activity” is usually regarded as the pursuit of exercising the muscles, tendons and joints of the body, and rarely thought of as benefiting our internal organs (outside of the heart).  But this is a limited viewpoint as effective fitness can have a profound impact all of our vital organs, especially the brain. Researchers now […]