Spring Forward and Out

Winter ushered in unique constraints to living in step with a pandemic; it was harder to see friends safely outdoors as paths were icy and porches frigid. Now that spring is in the air, we feel sprung from lockdown, but there’s still some time — and...

Re-emerging

We are at the tail end of winter — and perhaps, at the beginning of the end of the pandemic thanks to the vaccine rollout. Still, the air is still chilly (and full of aerosols) — so we can’t let down our guard just yet. Plus, many of us have residual...

Love is Paying Attention

If listening is an act of love (thanks StoryCorps!), than what is paying attention with your whole being — all your sense doors and body wisdom? I’ve been re-reading Winifred Gallagher’s “Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life,” considering...

From Compassion Fatigue to Resilience

Compassion Fatigue particularly afflicts those who work in the helping professions, caregivers and family members. One way of thinking about it is the physical and psychological exhaustion that diminishes one’s ability to feel compassion for others. To...

Seasonal Resilience: Grounding Yin for Transitions

Transitions can be tricky — even if you’re the one who wanted to make change.  Here is a 35-minute Yin Yoga-inspired practice meant to keep you grounded during moments of change. It’s also the perfect practice for autumn, with its excessive movement,...