Category : Think

Courage from Within: Step Aside, Fear

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“Never surrender your hopes and dreams to the fateful limitations others have placed on their own lives. The vision of your true destiny does not reside within the blinkered outlook of the naysayers and the doom prophets. Judge not by their words, but accept advice based on the evidence of actual results. Do not be […]

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My Heart is Under Wraps

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” ~Helen Keller Last week I began a new meditation called, the Heart Rhythm Meditation which involves placing your hand over your heart while you’re in meditation.  I am amazed at the difference […]

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Helping Others Requires Giving

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“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are.  All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” ~Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart As a yoga teacher and personal trainer, I am blessed to learn to know people on a deeper level than many others.  At my […]

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Me, meet Me.

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“Yoga is a great place to meet your true self.  With enough practice, focus and dedication, you will learn about yourself.  In the most challenging of poses, if you stay and don’t run away, you will learn.” This last week I have contemplated quite a bit about our bodies and how we are often captives […]

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What is Your Intention?

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“When you set an intention, when you commit, the entire universe conspires to make it happen.” ~Sandy Forster We often set our intention for our yoga practice before we begin moving.  Sometimes we are able to keep our intention present throughout our practice, but most often, we forget.  Change and commitment are difficult and yet […]

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“Everything you need to do to transform your life is easy to do.  It’s easy to become healthy, fit and vibrant.  It’s easy to become financially independent.  It’s easy to have a happy family and a life rich with meaningful friendships.  It’s just a matter of mastering the mundane – of repeating simple little disciplines, […]

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Your Hidden Self

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“Three things cannot long be hidden; the sun, the moon and the truth.”  ~Buddha This week we practice with a focus on the lunar or backside of our bodies, the side that we often forget about because we cannot see it.  When we look into a mirror, we see our front side, our best side. […]

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“New Year’s Day.  A fresh start.  A new chapter in life waiting to be written.  New questions to be asked, embraced and loved.  Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery.  Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand.  Only dreams […]

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Being Able To (Do Anything You Want!)

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“A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.”      ~Patricia Neal As I reflected this morning on the new year and all of the “things” that need to be done, my mind came back to some of the emails that I have received from my […]

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What is Yoga to You?

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To me? Yoga is nothing and everything. Yoga is building strength and accepting weakness. Yoga is gaining confidence and giving up pride. Yoga is inspiration and realization. Yoga is rising to the challenge and letting go of expectations. Yoga is quiet contemplation and bold exploration. Yoga is less and more. Yoga is without and within. […]

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