I listened to an interview with Ross Gay on On Being with Krista Tippett last week while driving to Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh for a reboot of my yoga/Ayurveda practices. Ross Gay has written a couple of books now, & the interview focused on "The Book of Delights." Did that title make you smile too? … Continue reading Sunday Vibes
Greetings from me, sheltered from the sun & heat a few more minutes before heading to the Fayette County Fair, my second home this week. It's just the beginning, & I've met a ton of people, experienced lambs being bathed/shaved & Lego creations being built, & witnessed the amazing dedication of 4-H Members & Volunteers. … Continue reading How Does Summer Manifest in Your Body?
Here's to summer: Andie, 9-week old service dog-in-training with Canine partners for Life, has this summer yoga thing DIALED IN. Last week I decided to dial down my teaching for the month of August (beginning July 29th, see class schedule). This was a difficult decision. One, I enjoy teaching. Two, I really enjoy teaching yoga. … Continue reading Summer Vibes – Work & Rest
Serendipity ... these cards came to my attention after Sunday's Chair Yoga class ... from an affirmation deck by Tosha Silver. Today is the Full Moon, with a partial Lunar Eclipse ... this moon, the Blessing Moon ... a time to offer gratitude ... a time also to be content with the blessings or results … Continue reading Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse
The Year Long Meditation with Himalayan Institute is finally here! No meditation experience necessary, no flexibility required ;). What is required is a commitment to cultivating your own inner light & peaceful mind in order to change the world around you. When you register, make sure to check out Pandit Rajmani Tigunait's (Chair & Spiritual … Continue reading It’s Time to Meditate & Change the World
As I composed this month's e-newsletter about the Year Long Meditation, the Listen Well offering came to my inbox. Give it a listen & see if you can relate ... cuz I can TOTALLY relate: I'm looking forward to our closing meditations together in class. Also, the book I've shared in classes recently: This dude … Continue reading “Pinball Mind” from Listen Well
It's Sunday ... The humidity has dropped this evening in SW PA ... So nice. Last week was warm, humid, & peppered with pop-up storms. Thankfully, no watering needed in the garden. Unfortunately, our boy Tortilla spent the week in panic from thunder claps & lighting flashes. Thursday evening was my first visit to Footprints … Continue reading End of June Vibes
Hi! As promised in my recent email (sign up for my email list below!) ... Here are some great ideas for using Balance, PastTense & Aromatouch essential oil blends. Essential Oils Ebook from Doterra -- Tame Summer Tensions ENJOY! Happy Summer Solstice! Allow time today ... with all this extra daylight ... to pause. Yep, … Continue reading Happy Solstice! & Tame Summer Tensions with EOs
NOTE: Please check your smoke & CO detectors regularly, leave your home (remember your pets!) & call 911 when your detectors signal danger. So I love when it's 2:49am & I hear 2 piercing beeps from "somewhere." Silence. Then 3 piercing beeps from the same somewhere. Silence. The mind starts jolting the body awake ... … Continue reading Smoke Detector Induced Anxiety Gaaahhhh!
Sunday. What are you up to today? Here's the view from here: It's breezy & right now there's some blue sky ... yet it's been threatening to take a dive all morning ... So! I've decided to indulge my homebody self! After abhyanga & meditation, a workout & some cleaning --- the furballs from B … Continue reading DIY Sunday