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Smile. Yes, right now, just try it on your face. Notice how you feel right now. For me it's instantly softer, more joyous, more at ease. Right. Now. As we teach in Laughter Yoga, just the simple act of intentional smiling and laughter sparks the feel-good...read more
What does it mean to be awake? An age-old question, for sure. If things aren’t going wrong in our lives, we sometimes don’t even know that we’re not very awake. It can be so easy to glide along in the comfortable illusion of awakeness. I’m fine. I don’t let...read more
I wonder when this happened last--Valentine's Day falling on the first day of Lent! The holiday that encourages voluptuous appetites, hedonistic pleasure, and over-the-top expressions of love. AND the marking of 40 days in the desert wilderness--days of fasting,...read more
magnificent trees, their root structure spreading horizontally twice their height. icebergs, 90% of their mass underwater. deep sleep, providing the substrate for your body to integrate, heal, and grow. real, nourishing food, feeding your cells, creating your...read more
At an Enneagram presentation a year or so ago, a question came up about being selfish. Selfish is such a buzzword--especially for those of us who grew up as women in this culture, over the age of 30 or so... We were taught that to be selfish--to be concerned about...read more
Remember with me for a moment what it was like for our ancestors, for some of us, even as close as our great-great grandparents... As the Autumn passed, the days grew darker and darker. After the harvest celebrations and the fields gone fallow, people cozied up...read more
“We are often tired and imbalanced not because we are doing too much, but because we are doing too little of what is most real and meaningful.” ~ Marianne Williamson Moving into the holidays, we do get tired and imbalanced. Most often, we ARE doing too much—...read more
I taught a class on practicing gratitude just before Thanksgiving. (Scroll down for the video!) We explored how we can’t just assume an “attitude of gratitude,” but we can practice to be present, to open our heart, mind, and body to more gratefulness. When we...read more
We've passed Autumn Equinox, Halloween, and now Thanksgiving is coming, and after that the Winter Holidays and the New Year!!! Every year, it feels like time begins to move ever more quickly just about now, doesn't it? Here in Minnesota, the second half of Fall is...read more
Where's Aldo? Just kidding! Can you see the zucchini hiding in the leaves? They get so big because they hide so well! The weather is really turning here in Minnesota. Blue skies, falling leaves, then cloudy and the wind sweeps in, rain on and off, and back to blue...read more