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...
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...
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....
Modern Yoga Mixing Old Ways With New Understandings

Modern Yoga Mixing Old Ways With New Understandings

My Yoga Does Not Look Like This! I remember when I was first trained as a yoga teacher 7 years ago being surprised by the fact that Yoga was originally developed for teenage boys training to be monks. Over time I really came to understand how important that fact is...
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...
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