We all struggle with fear in some form in our lives, even if we don’t consciously recognize it as fear. Sure, stage fright or a fear of heights is easy to identify. But when we judge others, that often stems from fear. Our own insecurities are usually based in fear. And even our procrastination can … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Be Fearless: Learning to Walk with Your Fears
Gratitude: Your Most Powerful Tool for Staying Grounded During the Holiday Season
Sometimes I have crazy days where nothing goes as planned. Maybe I realize it’s almost noon and I haven’t had a chance to get anything work-related done yet. Or maybe I’m putting the kiddos to bed and realize that, while I checked things off my to-do list, they weren’t my priorities. Or maybe I start … Continue reading Gratitude: Your Most Powerful Tool for Staying Grounded During the Holiday Season
Making Fear Your Friend
We all feel fears. It's inevitable. But I've learned some ways to use fear to my advantage and I want to share them with you. When I ask my clients (and friends) what their biggest fears are, they generally fall into a few categories: Fear of failure Fear of success Fear of ridicule Fear of … Continue reading Making Fear Your Friend
My yoga practice began to change not just my body, but my mind and my spirit. At some point early in my yoga journey, I'd started standing taller. Shoulders down my back, heart open and head held high, my steps confident and solid. And that was just the beginning.
Opening to the Present
We rolled out our mats along the walls of the studio, all 35 of us—34 women and one man of varying ages, sizes, shapes and backgrounds—facing one another and the center of the room. And that’s how we started. No introductions, no stories, no preparation. We jumped right in.