Trauma Sensitive-Yoga

“I do not view post-traumatic stress disorder as a pathology to be managed, suppressed, or adjusted to, but the result of a natural process gone awry. Healing trauma requires direct experience of the living, feeling, knowing organism.”     –  Peter Levine, Ph. D. * * * “The goal of treatment of PTSD is to […]

Depression: What’s Up With That?

As the saying goes depression is the dark shadow creature in the corner.  Sometimes, we know it’s there, and we try to keep it at bay.  Other times, we’ve never noticed the shadow creature until it moves toward us and is absorbed into our consciousness.  The say goes that “when you are depressed, you’re thinking […]

Caretakers, Our most Essential Population

Does your partner struggle with some form of depression or anxiety? Even though your partner may be the one that has been diagnosed with mental illness, often times we fail to understand the deep impact their struggle has on our own mental health. We are mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, partners caring for our significant others, […]

Getting Out of Being Stuck

“Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers;  it comes from being open to all the questions.” -Earl Gray Stevens Think for a moment about those places where you are “stuck”.  Allow yourself to fully experience the uncertainty, the feeling of overwhelm or “not having all the information”, and the fear and doubt […]

The Great “HUSTLE” Hoax

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” – Socrates YES – it’s hard to believe that the hustle hype was thriving even in the times of Socrates! But when you consider the value of your time, you realize that it is one of your most powerful assets.  Most people speak of time as if they […]

The Difference Between Confidence and Arrogance

“The fragile line between confidence and arrogance is humility.” -Norman E. Bowie & Meg Schneider, Business Ethics for Dummies There’s been a lot of focus lately on confidence and self-esteem – and confusion blurring the lines of confidence and bullying.  I’ve always promoted self-confidence and self-awareness as being essential to authenticity.  When you know who […]

‘Tis The Season To Be Selfish

“Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live” -Goethe The holidays are here!! Are you celebrating in joyful anticipation or wishing you could hide in a cave until it’s all over?  When did you lose the sacredness of your “holy-days” in the demands of doing what you think others expect?  We blame the […]

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS – HEAVEN OR HELL?

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make heaven of Hell, a hell of heaven.” Milton                 Here we go again – whizzing into another holiday season with a sense that the year has passed by all to quickly.  With thoughts now turning to balancing hectic schedules and family get-togethers, the mind […]

Cultivating Calm in Chaos

It’s the holidays again—the most wonderful time of the year.  If you’re like me, you just rolled your eyes so hard that you may have pulled an optical muscle.  It’s a lot, right?  It seems like overnight, while Halloween was being put away, Christmas burst onto the scene, ready or not.  What do you feel […]

Morning Routines

Morning Routines, They Really Work My husband recently came to me and said, “I’m starting a new morning routine. Want to join me?”. I was interested since I am a routine person by nature.  I had a morning routine, only there was no “me time” built in. It was a rushed, fast-paced routine of getting […]

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