Tag Archive: be present

Rest & De-Stress For The Holidays

Being busy scatters your attention and your awareness, and that’s a large part of feeling frazzled and overwhelmed. To feel more rested, it’s actually best to draw your attention back within and refill… Continue reading

The Best Thing To Do When You’re Stressed (Bonus; It’s Free!)

Stress is a killer. It’s the source of sickness, fatigue, loss of productivity and grey hair. There will always be stress; it’s an unavoidable part of life, but one that’s necessary for growth. Stressful… Continue reading

Purna: An all levels practice on being present

When we get busy or overwhelmed with a mountain of tasks, it’s very easy for our attention to scatter and to feel fragmented. But wholeness is our natural state. We are full and… Continue reading

What I learned at 12,000 Feet

We left the parking lot in the near-dark of 6 a.m. Our packs were light; just a small rack of gear, a 30 meter rope, our harnesses, jackets, and some food and water between the… Continue reading

The Burning Desire For Wholeness: Finding Peace Through Yoga

Most of us live like we have 275 tabs simultaneously open on our mental browser. None of them are actually important, it’s just a frantic, agitated circle of being busy. It can be the consequences… Continue reading

Why We Meditate (And How To Do It Better)

Meditation is a powerful tool for easing stress and making space to connect with yourself. The goal is not to stop your mind but to keep it’s frantic, skeptical and controlling side from running your… Continue reading

Lasting Health & Happiness: An Unbreakable Link

Originally, this article was published in May of 2013. The topic, however, is so relevant that I wanted to update, revise and re-publish it. If you’ve read this before, you’ll find some new… Continue reading

Strip Down Your Yoga Practice For A Stress-Free Holiday Season

Time to Commit The holidays are notoriously busy. Schedules change. Sleep is disrupted. We eat differently, usually worse! And we’re often confronted with the emotion —both positive and negative— of being with family.… Continue reading

Keep It Simple (And Breeze Through The Holidays)

In general, we overdo it. Most of American culture believes more is better: work harder, get a bigger television, a nicer car… On the outside this may look successful and happy, but inside our giant houses, we feel… Continue reading

Seeing The Light in Others Equals Happier Families & Better Relationships

My mom’s fight with cancer began when I was 14. She had five, yes, five different bouts, so the concept of mortality was something I was familiar with. I’d grown up with it, fearful… Continue reading