Giving without Expecting and Learning to Receive!

Giving without Expecting and Learning to Receive!

The Unexpected Lesson of Learning to Receive! ​I am a giver. That is obvious to the people who know me best.  Like many of us who enter the fields such as teaching or nursing, we thrive on giving. In fact, on the Enneagram scale, we are Number 2’s.   We derive our...
Reflecting on the Light During Winter Nights

Reflecting on the Light During Winter Nights

Memories of Winter’s Past If you live in the Northern hemisphere, you are about to experience the longest night of the year and the shortest day.  How do you feel about that?  Do you have good or bad memories of this season?   A couple of things stand out for...
I Am Finally A Believer! Are You?

I Am Finally A Believer! Are You?

Do you believe in the Law of Attraction and have you seen it in action? ​I must admit I was a skeptic about the Law of Attraction for years because I really did not understand how it worked and how to apply it to my life.  This past year all that changed.  I joined a...
Rats and The Law of Attraction

Rats and The Law of Attraction

“What You Seek is Seeking You,” so said Rumi, a Poet and Scholar from the 13th century. Sometimes the Universe provides metaphorical messages for “the Law of Attraction.” Bear with me as I tell you this story.  You may not want to read this while you are...
Tapping Into Your Heart For Guidance

Tapping Into Your Heart For Guidance

The Battle Between the Head and the Heart Often Goes Unnoticed, But Can Really Hurt Your Health! Do you ever wake up with a hundred thoughts or ideas running through your head?  Maybe you have too much on your plate.  Holidays will do that to us.  Maybe you are...
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...
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