What if we release our grip on “normal”?

What if we release our grip on “normal”?

Perhaps it is time to let go of our attachment to “normal.”  I have been clinging to normal, how about you? I keep looking ahead, dreaming about when things go back to normal. We’ll gather for the family reunion in July. We’ll attend a family…

A healthy diet for your mind

A healthy diet for your mind

Did you know that sales of junk food have spiked since we all went into lockdown? That doesn’t surprise me. Everyone wants some comfort right now.  But I’m not going to talk about healthy eating today. You can keep the potato chips and consider a…

Big changes in life cause imbalances in the Root chakra

Big changes in life cause imbalances in the Root chakra

Anyone experiencing big changes in their lives right now? Yeah, we are all feeling the effects of the Covid19 pandemic. This post is about ways to feel more grounded and connected in a time when things seem out of control and uncertain. . The first…

Set an intention that’s bigger than yourself

Set an intention that’s bigger than yourself

Two years ago I wrote a blog post on setting an intention for your yoga practice. You can read it here.  In the post, I wrote about using a positive thought, word, or image for your intention. I suggested that you take your intention off…

Act with no attachments, let go of the outcome.

Act with no attachments, let go of the outcome.

I have been thinking this week about attachments to outcomes. One of the principles of mindfulness is acting for the sake of the action, and not for the sake of the outcome. For example, we wash the dishes in order to wash the dishes, not…

I wasn’t always this enlightened

I wasn’t always this enlightened

I wasn’t always this enlightened. That title makes me laugh — as if I am enlightened now! (I am not, but I’m on the path somewhere.) . Back when I was a teenager, I was a mean girl. I was also immature and insecure. I was…

Good Vibes and speaking with kind intention

Good Vibes and speaking with kind intention

Everything in the universe is a vibration. You’ve heard of string theory, right? According to string theory, all particles in the universe are actually tiny vibrating strings. Each type of vibration corresponds to a different particle. . You’ve probably heard the expression “good vibes.” You…

Book Club: The Bhagavad Gita

Book Club: The Bhagavad Gita

This week I am starting a book club at the yoga studio, and our first book is the Bhagavad Gita. I have avoided this book for years. The premise doesn’t appeal to me at all — the book is about a battle, where the main…

Practicing Aparigraha during the holidays

Practicing Aparigraha during the holidays

In this season of excess, how can we practice aparigraha? This important yama teaches us to take only what we need, keep only what serves us in the moment, and to let go when the time is right.  Practicing aparigraha means non-hoarding, non-collecting, and letting go.…

Moving forward after a loss

Moving forward after a loss

The other night I had a bad dream. I arrived at an airport, ready to embark on the trip of a lifetime. I had my suitcase full of clothes, but at the last moment, I realized I had forgotten everything else! I didn’t have my…