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...
Aging Gracefully and Happily

Aging Gracefully and Happily

Lessons from Centenarians Teach Us How to Age More Gracefully! For years whenever someone complimented me, I would smile and redirect the conversation. I did not realize I was doing it.  I had adopted this approach because I believed it was what I was supposed to do....
What is Neuroception and How Can it Help with Healing?

What is Neuroception and How Can it Help with Healing?

Finding New Ways to Heal through Understanding our Biology! “A symptom will persist until it is understood, not pathologized”. These words struck me as incredibly wise as I was attending the Polyvagal Institute’s Many Voices of Polyvagal Theory Virtual...
One Day Feeling Great the Next Day Feeling Lousy!

One Day Feeling Great the Next Day Feeling Lousy!

Looks Can Be Deceiving When You Have Hashimoto’s On Monday last week, I was looking and feeling great as I had new professional photos taken of me.  By Tuesday morning, I felt sick as a dog.  This, unfortunately, is quite typical for people with chronic health...
Yoga’s Tools to Build Resilience Might Surprise You

Yoga’s Tools to Build Resilience Might Surprise You

What Brought You to the Yoga Mat? If I took a poll at my yoga classes that I teach in person or online, I would guess that 60 percent of the students want to feel better in their bodies and 25 percent want to feel better in their psyche including mental, emotional and...
Cooking Simple Healthy Meals Without Going Crazy

Cooking Simple Healthy Meals Without Going Crazy

Is It Possible to Cook Great Healthy Meals if You are Busy! A friend of mine this past week said to me: “You must spend hours in the kitchen cooking all those healthy foods you make.” And she added, “I don’t know how you do it in the midst of everything else you are...
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