A Letter to My Teen: The Truth About Love

Dear Teen, I think you're amazing, though you have this prickly, thorn-in-my-flesh way about you. You demand attention, like a barking dog that's spotted the mailman. And because you annoy me so well, you usually get it. You have a radiant smile that evokes a rather ridiculous response in me: proud tears any time, anywhere. Basically, ...

Do Holidays Like a Yogi: Stay Calm Tips for the Season

It’s that time of year again. We’re stringing tinsel and hanging lights, hosting gatherings and making lists. What should we buy Aunt Edna? What should we bring to the office party? Where’s the rest of the wrapping paper?   From decorations to endless decisions — ’tis the season to be stressed out.   What’s a ...

How to Win When You Feel Like a Slave to Your Circumstances

This blog is my breathing space. The writing process helps me probe my heart, like a surgeon with a scalpel, to find what’s amiss. Yoga keeps me centered, challenged, and able to tame my inner critic. Both practices have allowed me to bend when I felt inflexible. With my keyboard and my mat, I can ...

When Your Head Screams Salad and You Order Fries

It took me a bit longer to update the blog this time. I had a bad day last week and it got stuck on repeat. It sucked me in with Hoover-like force. It left me sulking, snacking on bad carbs, and swapping adjectives with four-letter words. The hard truth is that yoga cannot calm me, ...