Embracing Change

Hello! Some of you, I speak to nearly every day, while others haven’t heard from me since my last post in January. For those, in the latter group, I apologize for my gap in communication with you. Please know that while I do not write my blog posts nearly as often as I once did, IContinue reading “Embracing Change”

Feelings: real, but not always true…

  It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me and perhaps it’s been a while since you’ve thought about me, but the truth is I think of you all nearly every day. I begin my day motivated to write a blog entry and then by the time Kassidy (now 18 months) goes down forContinue reading “Feelings: real, but not always true…”

Eating is Messy

Eating – it’s something we have to do to survive and yet it often becomes so complicated. I remember when I started teaching yoga in the evenings around dinner time. I struggled with “When do I eat? Before yoga and risk feeling too full and uncomfortable in the poses? After yoga when I’m tired andContinue reading “Eating is Messy”

Permission to Rest

“Just doing yoga won’t ever be enough for me”. I remember saying these exact words when I first started to practice yoga regularly my freshman year of college. I liked yoga, I quickly grew to love to yoga, but it was always something that came in tandem with another activity. It was a cool downContinue reading “Permission to Rest”

BodyWisdom Coaching

BodyWisdom Coaching Are you ready to lose weight, feel great and make money doing it? I’ll tell you what I am ready for – to stop being bombarded with these questions and false promises.  It’s hard enough to avoid the pressure of weight loss, but now the promise that being thin makes you happy isContinue reading “BodyWisdom Coaching”

Om Shanti, Om Peace

If you have ever been to one of my yoga classes, you have probably heard me repeat the phrase, “Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, Om Peace, Peace, Peace“.  I must admit, there are days when I repeat these words and it feels like rhetoric, like something that I say out of habit. But, then, there areContinue reading “Om Shanti, Om Peace”

Trusting Myself

This past month, I have been repeatedly faced with situations that required me to fully trust myself.  While being able to trust myself seems like something I should have mastered long ago, I do still struggle, particular in certain situations. As I have navigated these situations this past month, I realized that my hesitation to trust myself cameContinue reading “Trusting Myself”

Restoring Vulnerability

Restoring Vulnerability This month, I continue to find myself repeating, discussing and reviewing two words: Restoration and Vulnerability. Restoration – the act or process of returning something to its original or improved condition by repairing it, cleaning it, etc.  As we begin to transition from winter to spring, I find that I am in need ofContinue reading “Restoring Vulnerability”

Community of Compassion

This past weekend, I had the immense privilege to attend and present at the 25th Annual Renfrew Center Conference in Philadelphia. I could go on and on about the unbelievable presenters and how much I learned about eating disorders, trauma, feminism, and quantum physics  (pretty awesome conference, huh?), but instead I will say simply that IContinue reading “Community of Compassion”

Heart and Hands

I recently taught a yoga class in which I asked the class to be particularly aware of their hands – more specifically the action and purpose of their hands. I prompted students to consider: “What are your hands doing in this pose?” “What is the purpose and the action of your hands in this pose?”Continue reading “Heart and Hands”