NORTH STAR MEDITATION for self-healing

NORTH STAR MEDITATION for self-healing

Yesterday, I was inspired to create a new meditation, a NORTH STAR MEDITATION to build and nurture self-trust, faith, inner strength and purpose. Through my blog, books, and coaching, I’m blessed with meeting and connecting with so many people like...
Patience: An essential (but often overlooked) building block for recovery

Patience: An essential (but often overlooked) building block for recovery

It’s Loving Kindness Wednesday! Patience with ourselves is a key ingredient to progressive and lasting recovery. Unfortunately, building patience seems out-of-reach for many of us stuck in post-traumatic reactionary mode. The last thing we feel capable of is...
Trauma Purge and the Surprise of Letting Go

Trauma Purge and the Surprise of Letting Go

It’s Loving Kindness Wednesday! I took the attached picture last week in Maui. After snapping the shot, I looked at the image and thought, “That’s not what I thought I was taking a picture of. This looks like a flame shooting up through the...

Why I stuck with yoga even when it got ugly

Recently, a very dear friend and fellow survivor introduced me to Linda Sparrowe, yoga teacher, former editor-in-chief of Yoga International magazine, and past managing editor of Yoga Journal. She’s a participant on the upcoming panel discussion, “Yoga...
Living beyond change – Keys to sustained healing and transformation

Living beyond change – Keys to sustained healing and transformation

Work, stress, and trying to do too much finally caught up with me. I’m sick. The signs that I needed to slow down have been there for months. I couldn’t find my spark. I didn’t feel “all-in” about anything life threw my way. Even...

The Art of Transformation at Any Age

A few months shy of my 40th birthday, I walked into my very first yoga class. I didn’t know what the heck I was doing or what to expect. I rented a mat from the studio and even a towel that day. I kept my investment at a minimum: $20 for a week of unlimited...