June 5, 2018

Pulling into my driveway I often think of Pavlov's dog as I feel the urge to race into the house. But instead of the stimulus being a bell and the reward food, my stimulus is the house itself and my reward the bathroom. I have to stop, take some breaths and not respond...

January 13, 2018

“There's a bunch of zombies roaming up and down our halls,” snickered a woman to her companion. Shaken out of my concentration, I felt slightly offended and then self conscious. I was attending a half day meditation retreat and one of our practices included a walking m...

December 18, 2017

Whether you are with family and friends or spending the holidays alone, stress is often an unwanted companion. We step into this holiday season with a certain amount of expectations of what we think might or should happen, which has an impact on the outcome of our expe...

September 7, 2017

“Honey, I need you to sit down. I have a confession to make,” I told my husband Jeff. “I need to let you know that you have some serious competition. I've fallen in love with another guy. He's bigger and taller than you, and stronger too. He's quite handsome, with his...

July 7, 2017

There is nothing I can tell you

that you don't already know

There is no question that you can ask me

that you yourself cannot answer

You have just forgotten.

~ David Littlewood

This quote has become a favorite reminder that every answer I seek is within me. All I really need...

February 10, 2017

One drop in the planetary ocean, became millions of drops creating life in a movement for change. A sea of pink pussy hats spread across the planet, exclaimed that we as women will not be silent. It began with the dream of one woman to march on Washington and quickly g...

January 13, 2017

 How we approach our day can determine its course, for better or for worse. Racing out the door, running late for work I left my packed lunch and hot tea sitting on the counter, forgotten in my haste to get out the door. Traffic was snarly for Amherst and I hit every r...

November 11, 2016

Never give up, no matter what is going on,

Never give up. Develop the heart,

be compassionate. Not just to your friends,

but to everyone, be compassionate.

Work for peace in your heart

and in your world.

Work for peace and I say again

never give up, no matter what is happenin...

August 22, 2016

Setting up a regular home practice is beneficial in so many ways. It not only deepens your experience of moving through asanas, it also allows the layers of knowledge to penetrate the body/mind/spirit connection. The more consistently we practice, the more we connect t...

June 10, 2016

Walking this obscure little path through the woods I take in the distant sound of the stream bubbling across the stones. A perfect spot to stop and connect with my yoga practice. I've already taken off my shoes, so feeling the earth beneath my feet I am connected and g...

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