5 Steps to Create a New Habit


When I decided to quit smoking, I was 27 years old, my two oldest daughters were seven and five, and the twins were three. I didn’t want to be a bad example, I hid my smoking from them. I smoked when they were sleeping or when they were with the babysitter. As my addiction grew […]

Support And Nonsupport


The people that support us most or least becomes obvious at different times in our lives. Due to differing circumstances and personal biases, sometimes the people that loves us the most have the hardest time supporting our major growth endeavors that involve risk or change. Being unsupported can show up in our friends, family, and […]

Join The 2011 Mutt March!


Dear ASK Readers, Pets don’t sign up to suffer abuse, neglect, or abandonment. But you can sign up to help these precious animal lives. Sign up now to walk in the 23rd annual Mutt March, on Sunday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the beautiful Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe […]

Taking Care Of Ourselves And Each Other Just Feels Good


“What does it feel like when you’re dancing?” “Don’t know. Sorta feels good. Sorta stiff and that, but once I get going… then I like, forget everything. And… sorta disappear. Sorta disappear. Like I feel a change in my whole body. And I’ve got this fire in my body. I’m just there. Flyin’ like a […]

“What’s For Fitness Today?” Tip #26 – Recognize What Is Abuse And Assault To Help Yourself & Others


April , 2011 Abuse. Domestic violence. Sexual assault. Rape. These are all very scary words to be aware of. Everyone knows them, yet many are surprised to find they didn’t know the true meaning of each. Today’s tip is serious: learn more about what is abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and rape-related post traumatic stress […]

Is There A Link Between Gratitude And Happiness?


Research suggests that people who feel gratitude benefit in the following ways: 1. happier 2. less depressed 3. less stressed 4. more satisfied with their lives and social relationships 5. aware of their purpose in life 6. self confident 7. positive 8. able to cope with the difficulties in positive ways 9. more likely to […]

Being With Your Community


Being a part of a yoga studio is more than doing yoga. It is about community. How we show up is what we project onto each other and the rest of the world. A yoga community gives us the opportunity to not only see ourselves through the eyes of each other, but to show up […]