2 ways to boost your vibrations

“Let your love send off so much positive energy that it shifts the vibrations in the room.”Anonymous I declare today "Good Vibrations Day"! My family is all at home today. It's snowing and minus 21 degrees. My son tapped into the news when he woke. I headed for my meditation cushion. When we met in … Continue reading 2 ways to boost your vibrations

My detox supplement of choice: not for the faint of heart

As we begin our group spring detox this year (based on my book, Nourish: Ayurveda-inspired 21-day Detox), I picked up the one supplement that boosts my program, naturally. Nourish is not just about food. Nourish is about creating a daily self-care ritual based on what I've found to be some of the most beneficial practices … Continue reading My detox supplement of choice: not for the faint of heart

Sometimes a door closes slowly

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."Alexander Graham Bell This quote, etched in a small glass frame, sat on the counter in my home studio for over a decade. Last year, I opted to allow it to … Continue reading Sometimes a door closes slowly

A leap of faith

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan It's easy to overthink every detail, to over-plan and over-prepare. But sometimes, you just have to trust in the intelligence of life. When I used 99 Designs to explore the book cover design for An Accidental Awakening: It's not about … Continue reading A leap of faith

Room to Breathe

On this day, the Bell Let's Talk day for mental health, I encourage you to do 2 things: 1. Nourish yourself Even if that means all you can do today is take a bath or a shower and get dressed. Do that. And know that it is enough. I never expected to spend a good … Continue reading Room to Breathe

Morning Ritual: connecting mind and body

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." Ralph Waldo Emerson Practices come and go over the years but some stick around. One such practice I enjoy each morning is a blend of Spring Forest Qigong and Ayurveda. As soon as you wake (and decide it's time to … Continue reading Morning Ritual: connecting mind and body

The Secret to Success in Life

Years ago, I was sitting cross-legged on the floor in a seminar in Albuquerque, and I realized something. I love Ayurveda, but why do I love it? It has many nourishing practices and addresses the whole individual, but that isn’t why I love it. What I realized in Albuquerque was that I was in love with … Continue reading The Secret to Success in Life

Healing the Soul of the World

"What I do for one, I do for the other." In An Accidental Awakening, I share the affirmation that peaked my interest during our root chakra inquiries that year. This was a new concept to me at the time: that I was an extension of the earth and what I did for her, I also … Continue reading Healing the Soul of the World

Meditation Mumble

My daughter sat down next to me as I was completing my morning meditation. "And may all beings benefit," I said with a bow. "Mom," she said, "what are Mayo Beings?" "What?" I asked. "You said Mayo Beings." Ah, yes," I replied. "I was saying a prayer for the tiny people who live inside the … Continue reading Meditation Mumble

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