Gratitude is a Habit!

Gratitude is a Habit!

Thanksgiving is a Great Time to Start! ​It can be hard to feel gratitude in trying times.  It is also hard to meditate, to do our yoga practice, to eat right, to remember to take our vitamins, to be motivated to show up and be our best.  And yet these are the times we...
When Stress Becomes Anxiety!

When Stress Becomes Anxiety!

Being a Teacher is Stressful in Normal Times But 2019/2020 has been anything but normal with COVID19. Studies are showing that stress is on the rise for many in the teaching profession.  I really can relate.  When I posted on Facebook this 14-year-old picture of me...
Grieving is Where The Rubber Meets the Road

Grieving is Where The Rubber Meets the Road

Our nervous system reacts to everything around us and in us! This past week with world events escalating and a tragedy hitting close to home, I recognized the signs of a rapidly unraveling nervous system. Here are the symptoms I experienced.  Maybe you can relate. ...
Breathing Well Because Your Health Depends On It

Breathing Well Because Your Health Depends On It

“Take Care of the Exhale, the Inhale will Take Care of Itself!”  ​How is your breathing?  Do you feel like you are struggling to get a breath of air?  When you inhale, are you feeling it in your chest, your rib cage, your abdomen, or all three? Do you...
How I Use Yoga to Manage Chronic Health Conditions

How I Use Yoga to Manage Chronic Health Conditions

It Might Just Work for You Too! Yoga’s mindfulness lessons on the mat practiced daily have really served me well off the mat.  Case in point.  How I am using mindfulness to help me navigate my latest health challenges. These tools would be useful for anyone who is...
Cooking Healthier Asian Food

Cooking Healthier Asian Food

 Recipe of the Month Blog Healthier Pad Thai That Tastes So Good Ingredients for Paleo Pad Thai 1/2 of a Large Spaghetti Squash Pre-cooked in Instant Pot or Oven 3 TBLSP of Coconut Amino Hoison Sauce (I like Coconut Secret Brand which is gluten-free and organic) 3-4...
I Lost My Cool in the Grocery Store

I Lost My Cool in the Grocery Store

Something I am not very proud of! I am usually a person who treats everyone with respect, courtesy, and compassion.  I have been training for these moments for years.  Today I forgot to use the tools that I have and have taught others, and this is what happened. I...
Understanding Your Nervous System Holds Key to Healing

Understanding Your Nervous System Holds Key to Healing

Which nervous system is controlling your life and your healing? Have you noticed that when you want to learn something, you have an easier time retaining the information and following through on what you have learned? Timing of knowledge, I am realizing, is so...
Restorative Yoga –The Ultimate Healing Practice

Restorative Yoga –The Ultimate Healing Practice

Restorative Yoga is a lot harder than it looks for many of us.  Why? ​Becoming a certified restorative yoga teacher was the furthest thing from my mind when I took up yoga.  The fact is I have a hard time sitting still let alone lying still in a pose for five to...
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