(Blog) Recovery From Addiction

(Blog) Recovery From Addiction
The British psychiatrist, R.D. Lang, wrote “there are three things human beings are afraid of: death, other people and their own minds. Terrified of my mind, I have always dreaded to spend a moment alone with it. There always had to be a phone in my hand as an emergency kit in case I was ever trapped waiting anywhere, even for... Read More

Mindfulness & Meditation

Mindfulness & Meditation
  Learn To Breathe Slowly and Deeply I have been reading a lot of great articles in various magazines and journals, online as well watching TV specials on the topics of mindfulness and meditation. Some of them spend time comparing and contrasting mindfulness and meditation and even go deeper into the types of meditation – all very important, very interesting... Read More

Daily Intent: Peace of Mind

Daily Intent: Peace of Mind
Daily Intent: August 10, 2016 Peace Of Mind. The sky is our mind. The clouds are our thoughts.Always beneath the clouds is the vast blue sky. Same for our minds, under the thoughts is the stillness. The daily practice is to allow our thoughts to move through our minds without resistance. Our minds are here to think, we need the... Read More

Self-Care Education: Raw Emotional Support

Self-Care Education: Raw Emotional Support
Today, I was working with a client in a private yoga session.  We then transitioned to his self-care practice session, and as we were beginning to create a practice for him, WHAM!  My own emotions came up!  I had two choices: one was to cover up these beautiful raw emotions and the other was to reveal them. Which do you think I chose?... Read More

Self-Care: Be Gentle With Yourself

Self-Care: Be Gentle With Yourself
Last night I was on my mat and I had remembered how sick and suffering I had been. I flashed upon the brutal thoughts that kept me isolated, my manic depression that I allowed to keep me crazy and my cutting that continued to numb out all the pain I was feeling. Ironically I was “sober” but really I just... Read More

Confessions of a Stressed Out Yoga Teacher

Confessions of a Stressed Out Yoga Teacher
My first article with Healing House Publishing, so grateful! I called it the horizontal halt. On a friday morning in March I awoke to my skin on fire, a cold in my bones and all my energy drained from my body. Staying in bed was the only option. There was no way I could teach my five private clients plus... Read More