Why Choose a Word of the Year?

Dear Friend, Why choose a word for the year? I choose a word each year because it helps to keep me focused on how I want to feel. It helps ground me in my own desires. It helps me to … Continue reading

2014: A Year in Review

Dear Friend, 2014. It was a YEAR. I started by taking the month of January to reflect on the previous year and then spent the rest of the year really putting my self-care practices to the test. Looking through all … Continue reading

Tiny Tips Tuesday! No More New Year’s Resolutions

It’s getting to be that time of the year when most of us start to think about all the things we’d like to change about ourselves, our bodies and/or our families and our lives at the new year. Most people … Continue reading

Don’t Take It Personally and Other New {School} Year Resolutions

New years just beg for resolutions in my opinion. Since my brain works on the school year calendar, new years start in the fall. By January I’m all resolutioned out. Last {working} school year, my mantra/resolution/intention was to Not Take It … Continue reading

43 Books – Learning To Breathe: My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life

As part of my 43 Before 43 I’m reading 43 Books. photo credit: ponderingyogini.org After a lifetime of panic attacks, author Pris Warner decided she would like the brain of a monk and all that comes along with it – peace, … Continue reading

Saturday Senses 2014

A way to capture the spirit of each week… tasting ::   avocado toast (i may need some sort of intervention), whole grain hot cereal with brown sugar almonds and raisins, beet orange salad with pecans, red lentil white bean coconut milk soup, … Continue reading

Tiny Tips Tuesdays: Look Back In Order To Look Forward

Happy New Year! I know it is almost February, but I feel like celebrating. Why? Because I have learned some seriously powerful exercises I want to share with you! But first, let me back up a bit.  Despite my best … Continue reading

Making The Most of Summer Break: Summer of Intentionality

Like most teachers, I look forward to summer break with the passion of a thousand burning suns. Free time, precious free time – to think, read, travel, plan for my next school year, do some professional development, basically restore my … Continue reading

Yoga+Music365 (day6) – Flower of Avalon by Tracy Grammer

I slept horribly last night. It was hard to turn off my head and fall asleep. I woke up several times and had a hard time turning my head off to go back to sleep. The alarm went off way … Continue reading