“This is my year; claim it” was written on the first page of my 2016 calendar. I recently asked myself with care if I had accomplished this ambitious command. The answer is YES. 2016 was a potent year of growth, claiming, letting go, and, most importantly, generating tools to feel safe – to [...]
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My family and I went on a zip line tour in California’s Redwood forest last week. When I got to the first platform 150 feet above the ground, my stomach dropped and I stood frozen hugging a tree for dear life, even though I was harnessed in with two safety lines. It’s funny; [...]
She said, “Enough already,” as she aggressively brushed by me in the grocery store. I was talking to my sister on the phone, enthusiastically sharing the details of my weekend. I immediately sensed that the comment was directed at me. I let my sister know I had to go and hung up. My [...]
I begin each day well before dawn. In the quiet, I explore deep questions and concepts that provide not only doorways to my liberation, but themes for our yoga classes. As a guide, I bring to you what I experience in my home – the successes and the failures – so that we [...]
For a good part of my adult life, I was on high alert: a state of being that I characterize as succumbing to adverse reactive and habitual patterns. The most prominent manifestation of such a state was anger. High-alertness followed me like an obedient pet into parenthood; I yelled at messy rooms, unfinished [...]
I am blessed to take the month of August off to study, write, reflect, and practice. In September, we begin our fourth year together. Before then, I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude to each of you. Thank you for sharing your practice with me. Thank you for the [...]
Shifting from me – a hierarchical household of “my rules, my house” — to we — a shared partnership — began a new kind of mothering for me. Top-Down Mothering Through the Generations I’m the mother of Olivia and Stella, the daughter of Corrine, and the granddaughter of Ramah — a bloodline rich [...]
Yoga is life. It is: putting my morning pages down when my daughter comes to talk and I really want to finish my entry rubbing our daughter's back when I really want to go to sleep hugging my husband longer when I really want to get to my morning meditation taking the dogs [...]
My desire is to have a spiritual partnership, not only with myself, but with my spouse and our children. To me, a spiritual partnership is thriving when we are present, awake, and alive with our loved ones. Here is how I am practicing this by: putting electronics away when loved ones are with [...]
What words are shaping your mind and home? I spoke ill about someone to my husband last week, something I hadn't done in over a year. Earlier that day, I had broken a promise with our daughter, Olivia, causing the regression. This diminished my vibration and led to a host of negative thoughts [...]