Five Reasons Yoga Is The Best Natural High

Five Reasons Yoga Is The Best Natural High

Yoga is a kind of magic. Regardless of why you practice, your body and brain will thank you. For years I was a mainstream fitness kind of gal. My go-to’s: efficient and effective bits of jogging, pilates, weights, the elliptical and rowing machine. It was good...
Jamie Zimmerman’s Quiet Revolution

Jamie Zimmerman’s Quiet Revolution

My friend Jamie Zimmerman died on Monday. There aren’t any beautiful words flowing — just sorrow, gratitude for knowing her, and the gaps between. I met her at Menla Mountain Retreat & Conference Center in 2012 at a gathering called Occupy Wellness. We...
What’s Your Exhale?

What’s Your Exhale?

Have you tried meditation and noticed when you close your eyes, your eyes still flutter? I know there are lots of reasons, but for me it’s mostly thinking. Rapid thinking. Mind fluttering. It’s getting harder and harder to be present. I see it in my kids. I see it in...
Conversations With My Belly Fat

Conversations With My Belly Fat

Note: The picture above is not my belly, but it’s how I want to feel about mine. The pudge, the folds. How do I cover it up? The moment of truth arrives every morning. When I wake, I remove every article of clothing. I take my retainers out. I remove my fitness...
YumYoga for Operation Smile :)

YumYoga for Operation Smile :)

On Sunday, March 29 I was thrilled to join Siena College’s Club Operation Smile, Melissa Leach and Mary Beth Finnerty in hosting a delicious 90-minute yoga class to benefit a wonderful organization and mission. Every dollar raised goes to Operation Smile, an...
My Desire Map workshops start…NOW!

My Desire Map workshops start…NOW!

The Desire Map started out as a book, written by Danielle LaPorte. From there, it became the driver of over 500 book clubs around the world. I was thrilled to lead one of those book clubs. From Danielle LaPorte’s website The very first Desire Map book club...
How a wall-dancing video woke me up.

How a wall-dancing video woke me up.

Desire. Freedom. Spirit. Lightness. I like words and the alchemy that comes from merging the soul with what those words mean. Sometimes it happens in a conversation with one of our children, or even through an angry moment. Sometimes it’s hearing a song,...