What Is Our Dharma?

What Is Our Dharma?

I have a friend I’ve been thinking about lately, in part because of the way she takes care of herself. She is not wealthy, not even close, but she is dedicated to taking focused, nurturing care of herself, regardless of the expense. She takes frequent (by my...
Addressing Trauma

Addressing Trauma

As the Director of a trauma-informed yoga teacher training, I’m grateful that awareness about trauma is on the rise. There was a time when the general social attitude was that a person simply needed to “get over it” if they experienced a traumatic event or series of...
VI. Do Your Possessions Reveal Your Fears?

VI. Do Your Possessions Reveal Your Fears?

I am struck by how many things I have done and kept in my life in anticipation that a bad thing might happen. Just take a moment and ask yourself, how much of what you have in your house, and in your life in general, is kept there because a bad thing might happen?...
You’re Never “Too Old” for Festivals

You’re Never “Too Old” for Festivals

I recently had the honor to contribute an article to the Lucidity Blog. Here’s a snippet: Festival season is almost here! On these cold, rainy days, I can easily cheer myself up by opening my closet and running my hands over feathers, leather belts and vests,...
V. The Destructive Power of the Papers We Keep

V. The Destructive Power of the Papers We Keep

Today, I am burning things. It is not particularly cold out, but I am burning things anyway. Marie Kondo style, I am “ninjaing” through the paperwork in my house that neither brings me joy nor is needed any longer, a process I began to outline in Letting Go of What No...