Babies, Business, and Big Moves – Oh My!

A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you're in and take advantage of it. ~ Nikki Giovanni Happy December!!! WHAT?! It’s already December?! Am I the only one [...]

Places Hold Power: Goodbyes & Hellos

“Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” ~ unknown A week and a half ago, I drank in my last walk in the woods at Scott’s Run Nature Preserve in McLean, VA like a cup of tea, sip by sip, cradling the mug with both hands, [...]

Dearest Body of Mine

With yet another mass shooting tragedy weighing heavy on our hearts, the myriad of policy debates that follow, and arguments on social and news media, I thought sharing the following would be a much-needed positive add-in right now. As “add-in’s” often are, it’s simple but powerful: "Dearest Body of Mine, After careful thought and consideration, [...]

DC Area Yoga Enthusiasts – Early Bird Discount before Aug 31st to NamasDay Yoga Celebration Oct 21st

“One of the greatest joys in my life is getting others to realize the healer in themselves. This ability is truly within all of us but sometimes we just need a little guidance.” ~ Sarah Plummer Taylor DC area yogis, and/or friends of DC area yoga practitioners/students/wannabes/interested parties ;) I don't know if you knew [...]

This Hippie $hit Will Actually Change Your Brain – A Freedom Meditation for the 4th of July

Up front confession – If you have been reading my blogs since at least last fall, then I’ve shared this meditation with you before. If you prefer to read more about it before trying it, click over to the previous blog HERE.  Really want to cut to the chase? Here’s the recording:   Not-so-confession’y [...]

A Commentary on Freedom

"We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it." ~ William Faulkner Happy day-after Independence Day (if you’re living in or are from the United States)! Yesterday, when I hopped onto my Instagram account, I paused, feeling an opportunity to potentially offer something a little more than a Happy 4th fun [...]

Never eat THIS again!

Never, ever, ever, EVER eat ____________ (fill in the blank) again!!!   OK, if I told you that, what would be the first thing you’d want to eat before the respective time arrived to have to stop forevermore?!   THAT THING!!! Right?!   Us humans are squirrely little creatures sometimes, and we definitely don’t like [...]

Loneliness Kills

"Social connectivity does more for your health than quitting smoking." ~ Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front) We all want to be resilient. (Right???) Resilience is built by cultivating: Self-Care Spiritual Practices Social Support Therefore, we suffer when we don’t do the following: Invest in healthy habits for ourselves Cultivate spiritual practices [...]

Liars Don’t Heal

“Pass your wisdom on; not your suffering.” ~ Dr. Caroline Myss, PhD Dr. Caroline Myss, a wise teacher who has been going about this whole life-advice thing a heck of a lot longer than I have says that “choice terrifies people.” I’d agree with that (and I’m including myself in that agreement). I think part [...]

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