Self Awareness: A Meditation

Think of self-awareness as a kind of meditation in which you focus your attention on different aspects of yourself — your feelings, your thoughts, your behaviors.  Self-awareness is often the first thing to go when something triggers us, even something below the...

Connecting through Loneliness

Connecting Through Loneliness  2020 began with headlines proclaiming an Epidemic of Loneliness (little did we know what other epic things 2020 had in store for us!) with more than 60% of Americans self-describing as lonely. That number goes up with social media use,...

What is Resilience?

In which I try to tease out the symbiotic — or Yin and Yang — relationship between resilience and trauma, in terms of how they play out in our bodies, nervous systems, cognition and behavior. While trauma is often thought of as being our personal problem...

Nurturing Resilience

Hi everyone! I hope that you are finding ways to stay cool and connected even through a long and hot summer in the midst of a pandemic that has meant we have less options to get together and get away. I wanted to share one new regular endeavor I’ll be...

Enough

As I looked and looked around for photos that I could use to send you along with this note today (just in case you forgot what I look like), I realize how few photos of myself I take, especially for a yoga teacher. I don’t do pretzel poses and I have not gone...

The Yin of Resiliency

Over the weekend, I facilitated the last of a three-weekend teacher training for yoga teachers who want to learn about Yin Yoga. Because of my own interests, it deals with subjects not usually present in trainings like this, namely how trauma and stress dysregulate...