How to Throw the Perfect Party for One

  Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement. Alice Koller December 29th, 2013   The last of the family left yesterday after a raucous, amazing, fun-filled […]

Playlist Thursday – My Holiday Picks

I’ve waited long enough!!   Although I’ve previously mentioned my holiday love on this website, I’ve never been a start-carols-on-December-first kinda gal until this year. Maybe it’s because it’s my first Christmas with my husband, or perhaps because we get to spend the holidays with both of our families. Maybe it’s because last Christmas was […]

Why my Kid is a Yoga Kid

    “Mama, will you play yoga with me?” My daughter has grown up with yoga in the house. I came to this practice in a serious way when she was just a baby and it’s been at least one of my jobs to teach yoga ever since she was four. This past Fall, I […]

Deck the Halls with all your Baggage – Or, how I’m surviving the holidays

Fa la la la la… I love the holidays. My whole family loves the holidays. We have more traditions than we know what to do with and I adore every single one of them. So you can imagine my surprise when December first hit and along with it came attendant anxiety. Bizarre? Yes. But also, […]

An Oasis for the Heart – The Joy of Heart Yoga Retreat with Karuna and Paul Erickson

I attended a workshop The Joy of Heart Yoga this weekend at my home studio with Karuna and Paul Erickson. I’d been at a really…stuck place with my own practice and it had been months, I am sad to say, since I last attended the studio class of another teacher. I’ve been expecting more, quicker advancement out […]

Five (Surprising) Things I’ve Learned from Living the Dream

I quit my desk job almost exactly one month ago in favour of teaching yoga and being home more often. It was a hella scary choice and one that I dreamed of making for a few years before actually getting the balls (and the support) to pull the rip cord. There are a few things […]

Playlist Thursday – Songs my Parents Like

  Today is another busy day. I’m teaching four classes and in the very middle of it all, I met up with my mom and dad (married for thirty two years) for my dad’s birthday lunch. Since I was a little pressed for time and since they are the reason for my love of all […]

5 Day Sugar Smackdown – Day 4

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” ― Kahlil Gibran Call me an optimist. Call me unrealistic. But I think this Challenge is actually doing what I intended for it to do. What I intended was to get more kind and mindful about what I consume. […]

Playlist Thursday – Slacker Style

Confession? I’m too busy teaching yoga today to make a playlist! What a problem to have! Life is grand. My darling husband just took care of our outrageous cell phone bills by putting us on a Small Business Plan. You know what that means? I have 6 gigs of data! Hallelujah. So today I’m streaming. is […]

5 Day Sugar Smackdown – Day 1

Sugar is sweet and so are you Sugar is sweet. Question on my mind is…am I sweet enough without it to give it up?? About two weeks ago, my friend, C asked me if I wanted to join her in the 5 Day Sugar Smackdown. Obviously, I agreed. I’m often up for this type of thing. Short-term […]