(Blog) Prayer

(Blog) Prayer
In 2009, National Public Radio presented a five-part series on the brain and spirituality. Barbara Bradley Hagerty, the author of Fingerprints of God, explored the “science of spirituality”.  She shared how scientists are making serious attempts to better understand “spiritual experiences” – a fairly new field of study called neurotheology.  (barbarabradleyhagerty.com) What some of their research has shown is that... Read More

(BLOG) Emergency Contact: Getting The Call

(BLOG) Emergency Contact: Getting The Call
Last night I had an intuitive feeling to leave my phone on silent rather than place it in airplane mode like I usually do. At around 1:30am I received a call that even in silent mode woke me up.  Hi, is this Cindee Rifkin, I replied Yes, with sensations similar to looking into a kaleidoscope.  Hi I am from “Manhattan” Hospital and we have... 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

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