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,...

Journaling with the Ancestors

2020 has been a year in which loss has loomed over all of us, not the least has been the loss of our everyday way of being with one another. In my own life, when I experience a loss — even a relatively small and sustainable one — it sometimes has a way of...

Deep Beauty

Friends, I’m happy to have an essay included among 40 other powerful writers in the anthology DEEP BEAUTY: Experiencing Wonder When the World Is on Fire. My essay has to do with how I got into yoga — as part of my legacy as the daughter of a concentration...

Shaking Your Way to Resilience

Shaking is one of the simplest (and joy-inducing) ways to release accumulated tension, and finding more freedom and flexibility in our lives. Animals shake off rough play, and even close calls with predators. Discharging tension by shaking is instinctual for humans...