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What is Yin yoga?

What is Yin yoga?

I am excited to announce that I am now certified to teach Yin yoga. “That’s great,” you’re thinking to yourself. “But what the heck is Yin yoga?” Yin yoga doesn’t conform easily to the so-called elevator pitch, but I will do my best to describe […]

Ten things for new yogis to stop worrying about

Ten things for new yogis to stop worrying about

We all have worries, but your yoga practice shouldn’t be one of them. If you’re a new yogi, here are some ways to overcome any worries you may have about starting.    I’m intimidated to go in to a studio because I don’t know anything […]

What is Reiki?

What is Reiki?

In July, I became a certified Reiki Level 1 practitioner. I am excited to offer this to my clients. A brief description of Reiki  Reiki comes out of the Japanese tradition. The word “Rei” means spiritual, and “ki” means energy, so Reiki is spiritual energy, […]

An update on my swimming progress

An update on my swimming progress

Interested in an update on my swimming progress? A few weeks ago I wrote a post on how I was trying a new form of exercise: swimming. I bet you’re wondering if I stuck with it.   Last Thursday was my first day back in […]

My book review: Our Souls at Night

My book review: Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf This is a quick read, but don’t let that fool you–the seemingly simple writing contains layers of meaning. Meet elderly widow Addie Moore, and her aging widower neighbor, Louis Waters. The two have never known each other, but, […]

Do the words “hatha” and “vinyasa” mean anything anymore?

Do the words “hatha” and “vinyasa” mean anything anymore?

Have you noticed that sometimes it’s hard to pick a yoga class? The words “hatha” and “vinyasa” don’t always mean the same thing, from one studio to the next, and even from one teacher to the next. Recently I took one of each class at […]

Forgive every day

Forgive every day

Recently I read that every day we need to forgive anyone and everyone. This act of forgiving allows us to release any negative energy that may have built up during the day, and it also releases the person we are forgiving. This is a wonderful […]

We are all one: helping those in need after Hurricane Harvey

We are all one: helping those in need after Hurricane Harvey

The floods in Houston after Hurricane Harvey are devastating. I feel helpless, because there are so many people suffering. What I can do, however is pray, and I offer a prayer at the end of this post. I can also donate to organizations such as […]

Jesus, the bible, and a woman named “Hisako”

Jesus, the bible, and a woman named “Hisako”

Remember that bible verse where Jesus says I am the way, the truth, and the light, and no one comes to the Father except through me? I have wrestled with that verse over the past fifteen or so years. Jesus answered, “I am the way […]

My blog has a new look

My blog has a new look

If you’ve been following me for a while, you may have noticed that my blog has a new look. I’m including more graphics, and even some GIFs. You may notice the box in the sidebar that invites you to sign up for my mailing list, […]