One of the lessons that I have integrated into my life from Yoga is being in inquiry. To stay curious and have a beginner’s mind continuously opens one up to new learning, different experiences, and a lot less resistance. I hate to say that I now have limited patience for those who think they know it all. Yoga has taught me that there is the potential for limitless learning — about life, about myself, about the world — which by the way changes EVERY DAMN DAY. How can anyone think that there isn’t something else to learn about one thing or everything for that matter.Read More
Self-care is a practice of attending to a wider set of criteria, including care of the mind, emotions, relationships, environment, time, and resources. This includes setting boundaries to protect your time, energy and emotional needs. Sometimes this means just saying no.Read More
Immediately when I moved to the Berkshire Mountains in Western Mass. last Spring I felt a change in my being. At first I couldn’t tell what it was. I wondered if it was just the stress subsiding from a challenging move, feeling more secure as I got my feet on the ground in a new job, or just the excitement of meeting new people and being in a new place. After a few months in this inquiry, I realized what it was. My physical, mental, and spiritual Self was being renewed, rejuvenated, and healed by the beautiful nature right out side my window!Read More
Research on mindfulness has shown that the average person has 12,000 – 60,000 thoughts a day, 95% are the same as yesterday but more staggering is 80% are negative. Therefore, based on this data we have on average 3.5 – 17.5 Million negative thoughts per year!! NO F’ING JOKE. Who wants to live like that?Read More
One of my favorite parables that I share frequently in workshops and meditation classes I teach is this…Read More
Today I want you to think of something you need help with. Big or small. And then ask someone to help you. Yep, you heard me. ASK. FOR. HELP.
I am notorious for not asking for help, for doing everything on my own, suffering through things just because I feel like I should be able to do everything on my own. Where the hell did I get that idea? Take it from me, this is a really crappy idea. Asking for help is a strength not a weakness.Read More
Do you feel guilty when you focus on self-care? When you actually put your needs in front of others? I used to for a long time and even when I heard the comparison of putting our oxogen mask on first while in a plane before others, I still didn’t put myself first. Until I had twins as a single mother.Read More
Letting go of perfectionism is a huge self-care hack.
Perfectionism can lead to anxiety, self-judgement, feelings of failure and worst of all, it sometimes stops us from beginning a new goal or taking a risk.Read More
This is what I did today. My kids didn’t have basketball practice early so I took the opportunity to sleep in and wow, did it feel good!Read More
We all know that we should stay hydrated but to be honest, I didn’t realize how many benefits we receive from drinking enough water each day. If you are hungry, hungover, tired, constipated, depressed, unfocused, have a backache….drink more water!Read More