Finding Gratitude During the Holidays

As the holidays are now upon us, we are reminded that it is the time of year when we should be a little kinder, a little more giving and to show gratitude for what and who we have in our lives.  And then we spend time with our families and leave the house. Anecdotes abound…

Benefitting from Surrender

I was enjoying a yoga class recently, and the instructor lead us into Shivasana.  She queued it in terms of surrendering our body, our minds and our emotions as a way to integrate the practice that day.  I love a good Shivasana, so I made a mental place holder and dived deep into that posture…

An Appreciation for Being Present

One of the benefits of yoga is the idea of moving into a state of mind of being “present” or in the present.  As a definition of being present (for this post at any rate) I propose ‘a state of mind where I(or you) are completely focused on the situation that is occurring as it…

Listening….

Sounds easy (I couldn’t resist) enough to do.  But how much time do you spend really listening?  Not just to others, but to yourself and your own intuitive voice. Listening to others (commonly called active listening) is a great way to really engage with another person (or people) and really interact with them in a…

Inspiration and (vs) Meditation

Inspiration comes when I least expect it.  Sometimes I fight it tooth and nail.  I’ve been struggling lately trying to find what I wanted to write about.  I’ve popped from idea to idea and none of them felt good.  Today, I decided to get out of my own way and see what happens (finally). Ideas…