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Last night mighty Jupiter and ringed Saturn came as close to one another as they ever have since the Middle Ages. Where I live in Indianapolis, we were treated to the sight of the paired celestial bodies twinkling over the Eagle Creek Reservoir. Remarkably, the two planets were visible to the naked eye. Even more […]

When the Planets Align

December 22, 2020

I have to be honest. The political strife, social unrest, global warming and worsening COVID crisis has gotten to me. I feel emotions I’m not used to feeling – frustration, rage, despair and grave concern for the state of our world. It is, in a word, crushing. My emotions are dangerous because they contribute to the […]

The Power of Happy Memories

November 2, 2020

I have entered a new realm, that of being a “solopreneur.” Previously, as a yoga studio owner, I was an “entrepreneur.” The business was an entity separate from myself. By comparison, my venture into solopreneurship means I am inextricably tied to my creation. I am my own brand. To be painfully transparent, that makes me […]

Going It Alone

September 15, 2020

Every morning I sit quietly with a reading from The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo to act as my compass for the upcoming day. This treasure of daily contemplations was a gift from dear friends, affectionately called my Tribe of 5. As it turns out, they gave it to me at just the right […]

This Body of Mine

July 30, 2020

Today is George Floyd’s funeral and I cannot remain silent. I’ve been thinking a lot about the state of our world, particularly about the appalling reality of police brutality and flagrant racism. We know that racism and profiling are nothing new, but George Floyd’s murder captured on video has ripped the wound wide open. I […]

Breaking My Silence

June 9, 2020

Just a few years ago a friend launched a podcast editing business. “What’s a podcast?” I asked her. “Who has time to listen to these things?” The sad truth is that I was serious. Today, I am an avid consumer of podcasts. Rarely will you find me without one broadcasting from my iPhone or mainlining […]

Fear Is a Choice

May 23, 2020

Like a squirrel gathering nuts, I seek inspirational nuggets wherever I can find them. The quote above was offered recently by one of our teacher trainees at the beginning of a session. It made me catch my breath. These words rang so true because no matter what we look like or how much we have achieved, we still face the inner critic of not being enough.

My Friend, Myself

January 27, 2020

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I’ve lived in and had the fortune to travel to many places with vastly different terrains, from the Alpine Mountains down to the Dead Sea. There is so much breathtaking beauty in this world of ours that it’s a challenge to pick a favorite. I suppose you don’t have to choose which you like best, […]

Smoky Mountain High

June 13, 2019

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Today is my re-birthday, the 5th anniversary of breaking free from the security of a regular paycheck, generous health benefits and a 401K. These are all good reasons to work in a traditional environment, I understand that, but at the time they had become the ties that bind. Five years ago, with a […]

Truth Be Told

May 23, 2019

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senior yoga growing old

For no reason at all, today I was thinking about what it’s like to grow older. I see the hallmarks of age every time I look in the mirror. I chose a couple of years ago to let my hair reveal its natural color. After tossing the bottle of chemicals, I re-covered the time spent […]

Older Is Better…Right?

May 13, 2019