Bring Some Gratitude Into Your Life

Gratitude is difficult. Trust me I know! With all the comparisons, wanting to be there instead of here (Hawaii sounds pretty freaken nice right now), wanting this not that. Our society does not make being grateful an easy thing. Stopping, pausing and thinking about what you are grateful for is … Read More

Chronic Pain and How Mind-Body Awareness Leads to Acceptance

In 2002, I suffered from a concussion and head injury trauma to my head, neck, and back. For months after my injury, I suffered from intense headaches (called Occipital Neuralgia), dizziness, and extreme pain in my head, neck, and back. Years have passed since my trauma, but the pain remains in … Read More

End of the Year Gratitude Practice

As the year comes to an end, people often start thinking about what this year meant and all that happened in this past year. A lot of emotions, thoughts, and feelings arise. We tend to think of wanting the year to just end so we can start a new one. … Read More

What Does it Mean to be Fully Present?

To be fully present is to accept the moment as it is; to live life in the now. In our society, we spend so much time living in the past or the future instead of living in the present. As Buddha says: “The secret of health for both mind and … Read More

Asymmetry: A Lesson in Acceptance

I’ve been playing with this theme of “asymmetry” and it has come up a lot in both my movement and mindfulness practices. To be asymmetrical means to lack the equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something; put simply it is a lack of symmetry. As humans, we are … Read More

Mindfulness – An Introduction

Mindfulness: the key to clarity. Mindfulness is a modern movement deeply rooted in Buddhism that involves being aware moment-to-moment; in the present in one’s own subconscious perspective. When you practice mindfulness, you look to become aware of your own perspective inside your head. You listen to and become in tune … Read More

How to Holistically Manage Eczema, an Autoimmune Disease

As a little girl, I hated the coming of winter. I knew that with the cold weather would come eczema, the severe reddening of my skin that would itch so badly it would keep me up at night. Not only this, but the terrible skin rashes made me incredibly self-conscious … Read More