How to Rock Your Day with Simple Sun Salutations

Simplicity, grace, and a good flow of energy -- these are the elements that make an amazing morning ritual. So if you’re sick of starting off on the wrong foot, try planting those tootsies on your yoga mat before you get into the grind. Sun Salutations can take you from frenzied to feeling free, and ...

5 Steps to a Successful Yoga Home Practice

“If you build it, they will come.”...Okay so that was true for the Field of Dreams folks, but it’s not always the case when it comes to creating a successful yoga home practice -- or so I’ve heard from many aspiring yogis. They say making mat time a priority is tough, and many have asked me how I ...

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, ...

Sometimes ‘Busy’ is Just Plain Bullshit

  Image code It's been more than a week since I've popped in here for a post. I've been busy writing elsewhere and haven't made the time for this sacred space. That makes me sad because this blog is a my breathing room, a much-needed tool for my own self-expression. Why do I let life slip in and ...

Meditation for the Monkey Mind

Meditation had always seemed an obscure practice for me, something the very enlightened did as a part of their highly disciplined lifestyles -- run 10 miles before dawn, meditate an hour before the incredibly productive work day, or something like that. And while that sounded amazing, I didn’t see a need to replace my morning ...

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, ...

Your Moment of Truth: Here’s What it Looks Like

I recently read an article about a man who had been overweight and unhappy. The all-too common cocktail of relationship woes, family pressures, financial strain and career uncertainty left him unmotivated and overfed. When you’re down and out, french fries and Haagen-Dazs seem far more practical than green tea and treadmills. Ain't that the truth? ...

Why Big is Not Beautiful, and Size Does Matter…Sometimes

Self-confidence is trendy, and size doesn’t matter-- they say. I’m not talking about a little junk in the trunk. As  Meghan Trainor taught us, a bit of that bass ain't a bad thing. But big is not beautiful. Fat is not fabulous. How could I be so insensitive? After all, beauty is subjective, so who am I to ...

Exposing Your Unhappiness: When the Attitude of Gratitude Won’t Cut It

"How are you?” It’s the cliche phrase we use to greet everyone from the mail carrier to our very own mothers. We’ve come to expect the rote, “I’m great,” or “Doing well” in response.  What would happen if we told the truth about how we were doing? If we said things like, “My job is unstable and ...