Loving My Body

Loving My Body

New Year’s is a traditional time for new beginnings. I began studying yoga in January 2003, one of those many people trying out yoga for the first time. Overwhelmingly there is a message to change your body. Holidays are over, you overate, and clearly it is time...
Generous Compassion

Generous Compassion

Generosity is a practice that measurably improves our life. The act of generosity is usually portrayed as giving material goods or money. The winter season is full of year-end appeals for donations, this being an important time of year for these funding drives....
Choose Gratitude

Choose Gratitude

I’d had a plan to write about the slippery slope of using comparison as your gratitude practice, how it robs you of the joy of being truly grateful. Then I saw some great advice about choosing gratitude over apologies. That lead me to a charming comic of this...
Inexplicable Value

Inexplicable Value

Content Warning: discussion of sexual trauma and abuse by parent (mother)   A year ago I responded on Twitter to a hashtag, #NotOK, created by author Kelly Oxford, and spoke publicly about the sexual trauma I’d experienced in the years before I turned 21....
Shame Corrodes

Shame Corrodes

I feel a little late to the party when it comes to the works of Dr. Brené Brown. Her TED talk, Listening to Shame, has been shared widely. Many friends and colleagues have given me positive raves about her books, particularly Daring Greatly and Rising Strong. This...