Wellness

Yoga as a Life Practice

Yoga as a Life Practice

Developing a Practice A life practice is anything we do over an extended period of time that reliably deepens the connection to our experience and expression of aliveness. While yoga offers a plethora of formal practices, almost any activity can be used as a spiritual/life […]

The Science of Yoga

The Science of Yoga

Yoga has been around for a long time and those who practice don’t need the benefits to be validated by science. Still, there is kind of warm comfort in the research. This 20-minute video reveals how rewarding a yoga practice can be for mind, body […]

Helpful Hints for Anxiety

Helpful Hints for Anxiety

Do find a therapist with expertise in anxiety. Finding a therapist with a focus in anxiety is your first line of defense against future attacks. Dedicate yourself to the practice of any homework exercises at home, so when you feel an attack coming on, you can […]

Life on the Lam

Life on the Lam

Spring has sprung and I’m letting my son play outside. Which means I’m living a life of crime. To make matters worse, my child is not playing alone. Two other families are letting their kids out which makes us conspirators in a Class C Misdemeanor. […]

Confessions of an Old Yogi

Confessions of an Old Yogi

Yoga studios are crawling with raving lunatics. I should know. I was one of them. I looked every bit the part: rail-thin-rubber-bandy-raw-vegan-meditating-twice-a-day-yogi. While I could twist myself into a pretzel, it was only after tumbling off my mat that I began to embody what yoga […]

Eat Yourself Calm

Eat Yourself Calm

The connection between stress and modern aliments is becoming increasingly clear thanks to scientific research that validates the mind/body connection. We know food plays a powerful role in both physical and mental wellness. Understanding our bodies’ natural rhythms and learning how to listen to our […]

Seeds of Change

Seeds of Change

Over the past three years ago, a few events created changes in my life that gave me pause. As life settled back into place, I reflected on the direction I was headed. I also began to toy with the question, “Just how good can I […]

Mind/Body Healing

Mind/Body Healing

For years I’ve suspected stress was the root cause of illness – be it physical, mental or spiritual – as there is no separating mind from body. Lately, science is backing up what many of us have intuited. We are swimming in cortisol 24/7, 365 […]

Ritualize Joy

Ritualize Joy

Want to cultivate more joy? Find a moment and have a pen and paper handy. Close your eyes and take a few, soft deep breaths. On the inhale expand into your heart. On the exhale, ground into your bones. From this place ask yourself, “What […]

Mindful Awareness

Mindful Awareness

Moments of mindfulness invite balance into our busy lives. Quite moments may seem indulgent, boring or even impossible. But that’s just the busy mind trying to distract you. Taking time to recalibrate is critical for personal growth and you only need a few minutes for […]