March 25, 2020

Washing your hands can open your heart!

Try this 20-second mindful handwashing practice to evoke a sense of love and kindness towards yourself and those around you.

When you wash your hands, pause and let go of the business of your mind. Fully bring your awareness to thi...

March 22, 2020

These days, I frequently need to remind myself to be in the present moment.  It is easy to mindlessly rush into the future, creating stories, catastrophizing, over-planning and worrying.

Yes, this pandemic is serious and each of us needs to take action to keep ourselv...

September 5, 2019

There is more to mindfulness than being present in the moment.  There is an intentional willingness to explore and see with non-judgmental honesty what is present in the moment.
Exploring our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors allow us to open our consciousness to...

February 14, 2019

Before we are born to this world, love formed us and we are good.

The world, not always wholesome, can make us forget love. 

When we pause and look inward we remember love, and it grows. 

I know this to be true, so I share it with you.    

In the precious moments...

December 29, 2018

​​Here we are at the end of another year and maybe you will have a few quiet moments to reflect on the past 36x days.

On the surface mindful reflection appears a bit of an oxymoron.  What does living in the present moment have to do with reflecting on the past?  However...

April 13, 2018

Awareness has the power to alleviate the negative health effects of stress.  

Stress Basics

Stress is the body’s response to a challenge or a threat.  The brain encounters a perceived threat through one of the senses or triggered by a thought or emotion.  

For exampl...

August 29, 2017

This morning I felt the cool air chill my body as I walked to my car. It was still dark, barely twilight at 5:45am and the thermometer read just 53 degrees. This prevue of seasonal change struck me  as I set out on this morning’s commute.  First a small, but; striking...

May 15, 2017

If you're like me, lawn care is at the top of the to do list this time of year.

I was tempted to grab a bag of heavily marketed lawn product, with the promise turning my spotty, grub infested, patch of crab grass into an emerald carpet.  However, I paused and contemplat...

May 5, 2017

In April I became authorized, by the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness, to teach their Mindful Based Stress Reduction, MBSR program! MBSR, is recognized world-wide as the gold standard for medical mindfulness training. 

Mindfulness is b...

April 14, 2016

Yoga can help you perform better and safer, no matter what   sport or activity you choose. 


You may have heard yoga is good for stretching; and stretching is good for keeping your muscles flexible and safe from injury.  Well, there have been some studies that supp...

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