Emotional Eating

While loading the dishwasher yesterday, I turned on the TV to see Valerie Bertinelli on the Today Show. I love Valerie. She was part of my childhood. Who here grew up with One Day at a Time? I paused to listen to what she had to say. She talked openly about her struggle with emotional … Continue reading Emotional Eating

Un-busy your Business

De-cluttering. I love it. It makes me infinitely happy to create space in my life. That space doesn't always remain, but it's still nice when it emerges. Over a year ago, I participated in a course by Joshua Becker: Becoming Minimalist. It's always fun to jump in on the energy of a group exercise. The … Continue reading Un-busy your Business

A Vessel for Joy

I sat on my front step in morning meditation, a practice I'd observed for nearly 10 years. "I am joy." I ran the affirmation through my brain as a mantra. My shoulders shirked it off. Nope. Not joy. I had no idea what joy felt like. I certainly couldn't conjure it. Happiness I knew, but … Continue reading A Vessel for Joy

How to Write a Book

Sometimes, a story takes you by the hand and leads you onto the dance floor. It reveals itself to you as you move together. And sometimes a book requires a more structured approach. When you have a plan, you know where you're going, and suddenly writing your book feels a lot less intimidating. My editor, … Continue reading How to Write a Book

Fear of the Dark

Revisions continue on the upcoming book, The Yoga of Boiling Eggs. I went back and forth on whether to keep this piece in the manuscript. In the end, I removed it. It lives here now. As an adult, sleep came easy, but night-waking was never welcome. My head would swim in those darkened hours. Even … Continue reading Fear of the Dark

The secrets of life

I am in intense and joyful final revisions of my yoga manuscript. It's a 'kill your darlings' kind of process. What is self-indulgence and what moves the story forward? I'm choosing to omit this piece. But I can happily post it here and give it a life of its own. My favourite author as a … Continue reading The secrets of life

I Wish I had a River…

It wasn't a river. It was a pond. More of a slough. But I did skate away on it. As I sit here in the late hour on Christmas Eve, singing along with Sarah Mclachlan on the radio and admiring the lights of the tree bouncing off the ceiling, I'm reminded of what's important about … Continue reading I Wish I had a River…

The Most Empowering Advice I can Give You

Yes, that's a long title. But a rant entered my mind this morning. I was in a flow of energy around clients who want to write books. And clients who want to publish books through Author & Beyond publishing coaching in 2019. But they're not getting around to it. Because they are scared or don't … Continue reading The Most Empowering Advice I can Give You

Today’s Contemplation

While you are here, in this earthly existence working out your karma... are you meant to spend your time diving into life on Earth: smell the flowers, taste the foods and enjoy the people around you? Or is it best to invest your time in practice, working toward enlightenment?   Maybe you become enlightened through … Continue reading Today’s Contemplation

Finding Myself

I've spent years looking for myself. Who am I? What does it mean to be authentic? It's a trap. One that will have you trying to conform to this so-called authenticity. Because the mind will want a snapshot. To capture an image and perpetuate it: the authentic self. And round and round we go. It's … Continue reading Finding Myself