Speaking Our Truth

Speaking Our Truth

“Speak your truth.” It sounds straightforward enough. Not usually easy, though. Any number of things hold us back. Fear of rejection. Fear of confrontation. Fear it may make things worse. Fear of regret. Essentially…fear.

How Not to Lose Heart

How Not to Lose Heart

How not to lose heart. Nothing feels more important than this right now. For those concerned about the survival of our democracy, our planet, our way of life, and relative peace between nations, this may feel like a rather daunting task. Yet every day it’s my number...
Passionate Practice

Passionate Practice

Practice requires passion. If our practices are not succeeding, chances are they’re not really that important to us. Either we need a new practice, or we need to get clear about what we really and truly care about.
Clear intentions make for successful practice.

Compassionate Warrior: Fight Like a Yogi

Compassionate Warrior: Fight Like a Yogi

The word warrior may initially bring to mind the image of a soldier, a combatant, a heartless killer dedicated to destruction. But a warrior is also be described as one who shows great vigor or courage; a champion.

Women of a Certain Age (Yoga and Menopause)

Women of a Certain Age (Yoga and Menopause)

According to urbandictionary.com, woman of a certain age is an “ironically polite term for a woman who does not want her actual age known” (i.e., one who is close to or just over menopause.) Personally, I’m 54, and I care a whole lot less about anyone knowing my age...
The Obstacle IS the Gift

The Obstacle IS the Gift

My partner David inherited a little A-frame on Lake Winnipesaukee. It’s a modest place, no more than 1200 sq ft, 40+ years old, circa 1975 and still looks it. Several years ago we had to decide whether to sell it or fix it up and enjoy it. One phone call, made on a...