(Blog) Hope: Today & Everyday

(Blog) Hope: Today & Everyday
Dedicated to all the people we have lost to addiction and SO many others we haven’t had the privilege to know. . Today is not just 14 years sober but it is an extra 14 years I didn’t think I would get. Today I am hopeful. Today I am living. Today I love my own company. Today I am honest.... Read More

(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

(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

Daily Intent: Self-Loving

Daily Intent: Self-Loving
Daily Intent: August 14, 2016 Self-Loving No matter where we are or what we are doing today, take a moment to self-love. There are so many ways to fill up, give to yourself and create fresh energy to run through your entire body. Today, CHOOSE to feel good, no excuses or reasons why you can’t. The more we take time... Read More

Daily Intent: Bathe in the Light

Daily Intent: Bathe in the Light
Daily Intent: July 30, 2016 Bathe in the Light. Today, take a moment and bathe in the light. Feel the warmth on your face and skin. Whether it is the sun or the natural light of the day, embrace the sensations it offers you. The sun rises every day and if we have been blessed to rise with it give... Read More

Beauty Report & Practice For YOU. 

Beauty Report & Practice For YOU. 
Beauty Report: I no longer have to suffer, suffering is truly optional, not just because the Buddha says it’s so but because I put that option into action.  I practice sacred ceremony for YOU, it is a place of Prayer, letting go, speaking my truth, and honoring EVERY relationship I HAVE with EVERY BEING and THING.  The last Sweat Lodge... 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

Confessions of a Life Being Lived

Confessions of a Life Being Lived
Life is meant to be lived and not just to exist in, here are my confessions of a life being lived. I speak my truth everyday, I reveal myself as much as I can. I get to teach what I love and heal through my teaching. I am a grateful student of yoga. I get to inspire people by being... Read More