See all the hearts

My husband, Doug, and I have the good fortune of having a young person in our lives. Aaron is the 7-year old son of our daughter’s boyfriend, and we’ve taken him under our wings with much joy and affection. One of the things Aaron loves to do when he...

So grateful for you – Thanksgiving Mandala

  Happy Thanksgiving time, Yoga Friends! My heart is full-to-bursting with gratitude this November. If you’re reading my words, know that I am so grateful for you. Thank you for visiting me here, for supporting me on my journey even if from afar. I am...

Give, receive, repeat

When a grocery store clerk asks if I’d like help out with my groceries I always politely decline. “I have to unload them by myself when I get home,” I muse, and I push my cart out to the parking lot because, you know, I can do it by myself. A few...

Yoga off the mat for holiday survival

And just like that, the holiday season is upon us! Making time for a yoga practice can be challenging when things get busy and there are so many distractions begging for our attention. Even though an hour-long yoga class with the guidance of a teacher can do wonders...

What brings me back to my mat

At the beginning of a recent yoga class, our teacher asked us to recall our first experience with yoga. He guided us to remember the first room where we had practiced, the first teacher who led our class, and what kept us coming back. It was a little over 20 years ago...