I have a few markers of where I am with my health; restful sleep is at the top of the list. We all experience stress and suffering, whether it be our own or in the space of empathy for others. The brain and nervous system are built for protection, but there is a limit to […]
Social and racial injustice are woven deep into the fabric our society. This story of my community is one more thread woven into that fabric. But the point is not for me to to tell my story or point fingers; it is for the story to make a difference in how you think and what
Like many small business owners, I wear my heart on my sleeve these days. My thoughts are dominated by a yearning to move forward. I’m doing my best to be pragmatic when looking at things through the local lens. But I have worked hard the past 10 years to get where I am and watching
Have you considered going on a spiritual quest? The short, cold days and holidays season provide a particularly inviting opportunity and energy to explore spirituality. But the problem is we cannot take a spiritual journey because we are spiritual beings having a human experience. What we can do in the dark of winter is garden
The Significance of Setting Intention in Yoga The word yoga has 2 meanings in Sanskrit: one definition is to yoke or union, as in the way we bring together the physical body and mind with postures and breathing. We also use the word yoga to describe a state of being where we do everything in
I celebrate Earth Day coming from the inside out. Like the hatchling, I break out first. You may see it as a crack or a hole. My specialized egg tooth is meditation; well equipped on the inside. Breathing the air deeply I ready myself to break free; the air that is within the egg. Like
The story starts with stepping on a freshly fallen green acorn the other morning. The initial thought was “ ouch” and “crap, summer is ending”. Then with the acceptance and appreciation that we can never outdo nature, a lesson formed. The acorn in question was from a white oak tree that is approximately 25 years old.
As we journey to the end of 2013, the word intention is a hot button; a hot button that often goes lukewarm in the first 30 days. But it doesn’t have to. In setting intentions, first there needs to be an awakening – accepting yourself as you are presently and knowing what it is you