life on the mat

Finding the Gift of a Life Interrupted

It's day 1 of my county's "shelter in place," month 3 of watching the spread and effects of COVID-19, and nearly 4 years since my last post. Boy, time flies. (Except, of course, for those periods of life where time is more like molasses' wrenchingly slow pour.) It's easy to think that this period of … Continue reading Finding the Gift of a Life Interrupted

Cultivating Peace Within Chaos, Or How Not to Hulk Out

  I found myself talking with friends about anger the other day. Specifically, my anger and all of my efforts to not "Hulk out" in front of my children. Hulking out means that I raise my voice more and respond less patiently than I like; it means that I'm reacting rather than mindfully acting, usually in a … Continue reading Cultivating Peace Within Chaos, Or How Not to Hulk Out

Reclined Twist on a Bolster, week 8 of “Restore Yourself…Love, Yoga”

Friends, we are officially at the end of this little project. Eight weeks of restorative postures, eight opportunities to release and open your body, mind, and spirit. What a ride. Perhaps it's fitting to end the project during the first week of the new year. After all, January marks that time of the year when … Continue reading Reclined Twist on a Bolster, week 8 of “Restore Yourself…Love, Yoga”

January Newsletter

Curious what I send out to those folks on my email list or about what's happening in the upcoming months? Check out this month's newsletter, which includes tips for manifesting your resolutions throughout the year as well as upcoming workshops. xo January Newsletter

Legs Up the Wall, week 7 of “Restore Yourself…Love, Yoga”

  If you've taken yoga classes then this next posture will probably be familiar. If it's not, then it's definitely worth your acquaintance. "Legs Up the Wall" treats so much of what ails us. Feeling achy and tired after a long flight? Legs up the wall. Ankles or feet a little bloated? Legs up the … Continue reading Legs Up the Wall, week 7 of “Restore Yourself…Love, Yoga”