My heart feels clenched, my stomach tight. I have just gotten off the phone with my daughter who recently moved across the country to start a new life with her boyfriend and have learned that he ended their relationship. She is devastated, alone, knows no one there, and is scared. As I listened to her cry […]
If you choose to see everything as a miracle, then where you are right now is perfect. There is nowhere to run to; there is nothing else to do except be in this moment and allow what is to be. From that place of radical acceptance, major change can happen. The first step in any […]
“Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be.”
Today our student spotlight centers on Shannon, a mother […]
These words alone can quicken the heart beat and steal the breath.
When you ‘know better’ but find yourself hot-blooded over what ‘he said’ or ‘she did’ it’s because pathways in your brain, developed by repetitive thought patterns, are like deep river banks running through your mind space: the thoughts like many drops rushing down that […]
Facing the possibility of a terminal diagnosis is a potentially threatening moment in a person’s life none of us hopes for. Imagine the bravery and faith a person would need to make their own medical decisions with the stakes so high. When Richard Sloane found out he had cancer (full story here) he intuitively trusted […]
In Chinese medicine, there are believed to be 5 elements which correspond with 5 seasons. These elements are said to be reflected within our emotions, experiences and tendencies. Working with the energy facilitates movement along various channels and pathways in our bodies. Stuck places, emotions and habits gain freedom and a sense of healing. Metal […]
Spring: I AM
In Taoism yoga and the 5 elemental theory, each season focuses on different aspects of the body, mind and spirit: Jing (body), Chi (energy) and Shen (spirit). Another form of the holy trinity.
I get excited when I find different spiritual practices and religions saying the same thing in their own way, because then […]
“I am here now.”
Those words, these words! How very deep yet simple they are.
I am here now echoed in my mind, coming from somewhere deep within me. As I sat outside the Yoga Studio about to start a new journey, I was keenly aware this ‘voice’ is a sense of wholeness yet not entirely ‘me’ […]