Supporting Our Teachers Through HeartMath

Supporting Our Teachers Through HeartMath

Simple HeartMathTools Can Improve Life for Our Teachers We are coming to the end of another school year.  Most teachers I know are counting the days.  A just-released survey from a nonprofit organization (AdoptaClassroom.org) of 4665 pre-k-12th grade teachers...
Motherhood: It Ain’t for the Faint of Heart

Motherhood: It Ain’t for the Faint of Heart

Having Children Brought All My Fears to the Surface! Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who have had the rewarding, challenging, and at times harrowing experience of being a mother, or who have now developed a deep respect for their own mother or wife. I may be saying...
The Definitive Guide to Chakras

The Definitive Guide to Chakras

Why I am Using Chakras to Help You Heal! Chakras have been part of the Yogic tradition since the Tantra movement began 1500 years ago in India. Chakras were, in essence, a way of representing the five elements that the ancient Yogis believed were part of every human....
Is It Compassion Fatigue or Something Else?

Is It Compassion Fatigue or Something Else?

Compassion and Empathy are Not the Same! In fact, empathy can cause more suffering in the person who is trying to help, whereas compassion can uplift both the caregiver and the care receiver. So, if the science is correct, then there is no such thing as “compassion...
There Is More Than One Way to Meditate!

There Is More Than One Way to Meditate!

12 Scientifically Studied Benefits of Meditation Improves sleep Helps control pain Reduces feelings of stress and release of cortisol, the stress hormone Controls anxiety Decreases blood pressure Promotes emotional health Enhances self-awareness Lengthens attention...
Yoga Nidra Could be the Answer to Your Sleep Problems

Yoga Nidra Could be the Answer to Your Sleep Problems

Are You Getting Enough Sleep Daily? According to the Sleep Foundation, between 10 and 30 percent of adults have sleep issues. That number goes up even higher as you age. And, if you are a woman, you are more likely to suffer from sleep deprivation than men due to all...
Positive Thinking is not the same as Positive Emotions

Positive Thinking is not the same as Positive Emotions

Are You Engaging in Spiritual Bypassing or “Toxic Positive Thinking”? Positive Thinking sometimes gets a bad rap especially when things are not going well for you in life.  In fact, some people have labeled too much emphasis on positive thinking as toxic...
Mudras and all their Surprising Health Benefits

Mudras and all their Surprising Health Benefits

What is a Mudra and Why You Should Care? Has your yoga teacher ever asked you to put your thumb tip against your index finger and rest that on the lap either facing up or down?  He or she may have even told you that you were practicing Gyana or Chin Mudra, also known...
Deeper Levels of Healing

Deeper Levels of Healing

Peeling the Layers of an Onion! I started my healing journey thirty-plus years ago when I walked into Cynthia’s yoga class.  I had been on medical leave from my teaching job diagnosed with gastroparesis, a very scary-sounding diagnosis – aka stomach paralysis.  I was...
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