Year: 2010

Your Emotional Type

Emotions have gotten a bad rap in our culture. They’re often seen as signs of weakness or the things that get in the way of our ability to function and cope. But the truth is, the way you process feelings and respond to others speaks volumes […]

Listening Within

If we begin to get in touch with whatever we feel with some kind of kindness, our protective shells will melt and we’ll find that more areas of our lives are workable.  – Pema Chodron Revealing Hidden Conversations Through the day, we regularly pass from personality […]

Maximizing Couples Therapy

A common yet unproductive pattern in couples therapy is making the focus be whatever problem happens to be on someone’s mind at the moment. This reactive (and mostly ineffective) approach to working things through. The second unproductive pattern is showing up with each person saying, […]

Get Your Daily D

Vitamin D is a true ounce of prevention, says Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom.  “It boosts immunity and protects the heart, and those with the highest levels have the lowest rates of multiple sclerosis, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cancer of all sorts,” […]

Take a Deep Breath

Take a Deep Breath

What’s the big deal about breathing?  We do it all the time, right? Yes and no. Pranayama, or the yogic art of breath control, focuses on breathing consciously.It means treating the breath like another yoga pose. According to B.K.S. Iyangar, on e of the great […]

"Our Finest Moments.."

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching […]

The Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is an age-old practice with roots dating back 5,ooo years.  There are many forms of yoga and all share an attempt to create a state of blissful enlightenment, called ananda. On the way there specific forms of breathing and exercise encourage physical purification. While […]

Toss Your Type

It’s your choice. The key to becoming the person you want to be, first and foremost, is believing that you can. Think you’re messy? Plain? Shy? Forget the old notions you’ve had about yourself and uncover the real you. Stop that thought. The minute you hear […]

Get to Know Yourself

“In my years in medicine, I’ve seen a lot of people who are ill and unhappy because they don’t know who they are, what they want or where they’re going,” says Tierona Low Dog, M.D., director of the Fellowship at the Arizona Center for Integrative […]

Self-leadership

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.  – Diane Ackerman In a previous entry (“Our Many Selves”), the many parts […]