Welcome! It’s safe to land here.

Welcome! It’s safe to land here.

I recently had the opportunity to share Restorative Yoga with Mindful Magazine's Senior Editor, Kelle Walsh.

After our session we sat down to talk about -- the healing conditions that we cultivate for our body, mind and spirit - when we allow our bodies to be held, completely, by the support that is underneath our body and allow our breath to flow freely through us.

This meeting turned into a featured article in this month's Issue of Mindful Magazine. Here is just a short teaser of a deep and beautiful exploration of the practice that Kelle shares from her own experience.

The Magazine is available on newsstands all this month, and visit Mindful.org to practice a free soft belly breathing meditation with me.

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When a panic attack becomes a gift.

When a panic attack becomes a gift.

I came to learn that inside, I held buried feelings that came from growing up with a chronically ill and volatile father. I just was not aware of how deeply I was holding onto things...until I had the panic attack. What seemed to have happened, was that the trauma of losing my sister-in-law, who was around my age and a lot like me, was a trigger event for facing the vulnerability that I'd been suppressing for so long. 

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A Little + Often = A Lot.

A Little + Often = A Lot.

Creating space is different from “letting things go.” I once believed I needed to let go of certain things, because I thought the stuff I was holding on to must be “bad” parts of me. That perspective reinforced the idea that I had to get rid of something or I wouldn’t be okay. It felt like a little war was going on inside me.

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Making Space Versus “Letting Go”

Making Space Versus “Letting Go”

Creating space is different from “letting things go.” I once believed I needed to let go of certain things, because I thought the stuff I was holding on to must be “bad” parts of me. That perspective reinforced the idea that I had to get rid of something or I wouldn’t be okay. It felt like a little war was going on inside me.

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Power Up with The Solstice Today and all Summer

Power Up with The Solstice Today and all Summer

Today, June 21, nature moves us through yet another one of her cycles! This day marks the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and is the one day of the year when there is more light than dark.

Historically, all around the globe, rituals have long been performed to honor the energy of the sun, its life giving force and gifts of beauty.

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It’s not a matter of faith. It’s a matter of practice.

It’s not a matter of faith. It’s a matter of practice.

But the truth is over the past couple of months, I've had a hard time envisioning what a "50th" celebration for me should look like. While am feel happy and excited to mark this occasion, I have also been feeling more quiet and 'relaxed' than I expected.  I've mainly just been counting my blessings - most specifically the blessings of my family, friends, and teachers - those who have supported me, and loved me through my day to day moments, transitions, celebrations and challenges... those who have helped me grow and create a deeper connection to myself and the experience of being alive.

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