The Truth of Me.

Many years ago I was running on a treadmill in a gym in Los Angeles. Suddenly the noise of the gym was silenced and I was hovering over the machine, watching myself run. I floated towards the ceiling and as I got more air I heard an overwhelming cacophony of voices and languages, yelling, talking, […]

MANNERS MATTER

Good Morning. I’ve shied away from my blog for the last few months. I don’t know why, I just felt as if I had nothing much to say. Although if you ask my friends and co-workers, it’s actually hard to shut me up. Recently a friend and fellow yoga teacher pointed out that I hadn’t […]

Your Bright Shiny Life – Claim it.

It’s Sunday morning. Superbowl day. I have my laptop out by the pool, surrounded by birds of paradise.  I just finished teaching a yoga class. I have a phone interview scheduled in a bit for a friends podcast. Why, oh why, am I living this very charmed life at this moment? Because I chose it. […]

A Community for All of Us.

A week ago I took my third and final jump across country from one coast to the other. I wrote my last blog two weeks ago in some pretty darned chilly temperatures in New York, surrounded by boxes and packing tape. Today’s blog comes to you from our new digs in sunny Southern California. My […]

The Best Present Ever.

Your biggest Christmas present is right here, right now. And it will always be with you. Your present. In this moment, those of us who are sick are alive. Those of us who have lost people and are heartbroken are okay. Your present is the only place to be. When we look back and try […]

WATER YOUR GARDEN

Life can be heinously complicated, so complicated sometimes that the very breath can get knocked out of us. Sometimes it’s the simplest things; a mantra, a hug, a cup of tea, that helps us remember that we are allowed and maybe even required to lay some of our load down. None of us can manage […]

Don’t Do Anything…until you read this.

Good Monday morning, my friends. This is a Public Service Announcement that will change your life. Sit your tuckus down, because we are going to meditate. What? You can’t sit still? I don’t care. What, you can’t stop thinking fourteen things at once? What if I told you that doesn’t matter right now? Just sit […]

Hear! Hear! Time to Pay Attention.

When I was much younger I liked to leave the details up to the Other Guy. Things like buying a car, buying a house or getting married. Part of it was sort of an attitude towards being a female and the time I grew up. A guy was expected to sweat the details. No need […]

You Know you Can – So Do It.

Good Morning, my Friends.  Yesterday, I had taken my son to a Mexican restaurant for lunch. Another parent came in with his two older kids. Our eyes met, and we smiled at each other. It was clear that he was enjoying his down time with his kids, like I was. We had a moment and […]

YOU ARE FANTASTIC. NOW MAKE IT BETTER.

Good morning. I’ve said in my blog before that one of my favorite mantras is “You are Enough.” I love the words because we can be so hard on ourselves, we beat ourselves up constantly. We self-flagellate and betray our bodies, our hearts and our spirits by putting ourselves down. I say “You are Enough” […]