Sometimes Our Compassion, Gratitude, and Joy Flow Easily.

Sometimes Our Compassion, Gratitude, and Joy Flow Easily.

Sometimes our compassion, gratitude, and joy flow easily. Over the past two months I have been filled with gratitude for all the support and love I've received from family and friends as I released my first book. Add to that, the fact that Deep Listening is being so well received and I have pretty ideal conditions to feel warm and loving. And, it's bringing out the 'best' in me... at the moment.

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Join Me For A Thanksgiving Practice On Facebook Live

Join Me For A Thanksgiving Practice On Facebook Live

Join me at 8am on Thanksgiving for a short early morning relaxation for gratitude.

We will pause, let the earth hold us, and our breath fill us. Turn inward to greet and welcome ourselves, to offer ourselves a gesture of kindness. We will create a safe space inside, so that we can meet our day, our dear ones, and all others - from a place of calmness, clarity, and compassion.

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Listening Is Where Love Begins

Listening Is Where Love Begins

Many mindfulness teachers point to the Chinese character for listening as an instruction manual for how to listen. The character is made up of brushstrokes that represent several elements: At the top are the signs for ear and eye; the sign for undivided attention sits in the middle; and it’s all held at the bottom by the symbol for heart.

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Why It's A Good Time To Get Down (And Put Your Legs Up)

Why It's A Good Time To Get Down (And Put Your Legs Up)

It begins with some harmless flirting, as autumn lures us with brilliant colors, savory air, and delectable harvest treats. But quickly, autumn’s mission accelerates, unleashing more than just awe-striking beauty.  Autumn is infused with wind, the energy of movement that is called Vata.

Vata is the "air" element characterized by wind and movement as well as coolness, lightness, and dryness.  It is this energy that brings us through the elimination process and aging process overall.  In autumn and early winter, it is the dominant energy both around and within us.  Vata is the energy needed for change and re-creation.  And as the seasons and nature change, so do we.  And so should our yoga practice. 

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I Can Remember My First Savasana Like It Was Yesterday

I Can Remember My First Savasana Like It Was Yesterday

I can not believe the time has final come... my book launches Tuesday, October 10! And, while Deep Listening is a culmination my almost 25 year of practice, I can remember my first savasana like it was yesterday.

It was a Monday evening, I was walking home from my marketing job at St. Martin’s Press and I passed a small metal sign affixed to the side of a building, just as I had hundreds of times before. I’d always noticed that sign: it read “Yoga Zone” in a font that used swirly circles for the letters. It was 1994 and there were probably only five yoga studios in all of Manhattan, and this was one of them.

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