We Are Here For You

I feel like I am not the one to write this.  Tragic loss is not something I’ve experienced in my life.  I still have both my parents, I’ve never lost a sibling, and I’ve never lost a baby.  Yes, I have known and lost all four of my grandparents, but either when I was too young to truly comprehend it, … Read More

Feeling The Loss of “What Might Have Been”

This is an old blog post about me as a parent trying to make sense of the newness of my son’s Autism diagnosis and the resulting grief and loss over “what might have been”.  This picture is from 3 years ago. _____________________________________________________________________________________ An old friend of mine, who is an exercise enthusiast, came to visit me and I brought him … Read More

Finding Equanimity

When I began on this yogic path, the most difficult thing for me to grasp was the concept of equanimity.  This is the ultimate goal of any yoga practice, learning to be ok with life, no matter what it throws at you, the good AND the bad, the gain AND the loss.   All yoga practices are geared at teaching … Read More

Motherhood, Grieving and Feelings of Loss

When you see the words “motherhood” and “loss” together, you might automatically assume that only refers to mothers who have experienced pregnancy, infant or child loss. Losing a child at any age is an immense loss and tremendous heartache, but it is not the only time a mother will experience feelings of loss.   Sometimes, these feelings can begin during … Read More

You Cannot Pour From An Empty Cup

Being a parent is hard. Being an adult is hard. It’s time to recognize that and cut ourselves a little slack. September is national self care month, and I want to say this right now – you cannot pour from an empty cup. It is not only ok to be a little self-ish, it’s a down right necessity if you … Read More

Self Care Tips for New Moms

Self-care isn’t just a bubble bath, or a pedicure. Sometimes it’s asking for help, saying “Yes” or even saying “No”. There’s this assumption that we moms have to do all the things. We have to take care of the baby, prepare nutritious meals, maintain healthy relationships, maintain our looks and somehow maintain our sanity too! So, what’s a new mom … Read More

Self Awareness On & Off the Mat

On our mats we put ourselves in challenging poses that require all sorts of twists, bends, balances and stretches and then we watch and listen to how our minds react.  While we are outwardly using the physical body in demanding ways, the real goal is turning the mind inward. This is the practice of svadhyaya (self study), one of the … Read More

Maitri – Loving Kindness

“Without Maitri renunciation of bad habits becomes abusive” -Pema Chodren   I love Pema and I love this quote. I can think of many times in my life that I’ve tried to change a bad habit or so called unwanted characteristic because somewhere I got the idea that I needed to be fixed. In those moments it always felt more … Read More

Podcast 123: Self-Care for Dads

In this episode, Dr. Jay will: explain why Self-Care for Dads is just as important as self-care for Moms the 4 areas that Dads need to be putting time and energy into to make sure you’re taking good care of yourself what you can do on a daily (and at the very least weekly) basis to keep yourself well so … Read More

Cooling The Fire

I’ve been noticing the past couple of weeks that as the temperature rises outside, so does my internal thermometer.  I’ve been much more easily irritated, impatient and frustrated. I wondered what the heck was wrong with me? Then I remembered that summertime is the season of PItta, the fire dosha according to Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga.  In the … Read More