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 about who you are. Dealing with emotions effectively isn’t about […]

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 to personality.  We can go from Caretaker to Judge to […]

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,” says Northrup. While 15 minutes of sunshine on exposed skin […]

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 living yoga masters and vital force at 91, “If you’re […]

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 some forms of yoga have long been shown to reduce […]

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 yourself saying anything limiting about who you are or what […]

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 Medicine. With so much of our attention focused externally, we […]


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 that exist within each of us was introduced. In addition […]