There’s a Better Way

February 13, 2021

Can I scream my way into silence?Can I think my way into stillness?Can I negotiate with my mind’s projections, hoping to settle on one that temporarily suits me?As the mind seems stuck playing a circus tune, I remember that there’s a better way:Laying the heavy load of the ego mind at the feet of the […]

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Why do we so fervently fear the experience of a broken heart? The way I see it, we must fear it because of the fear. In and of itself, what’s so horrifying about the process of grief?  Can the heart, and by heart I mean the symbol of spirit or true self, actually be broken? […]

May I Have this Dance?

July 22, 2019

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This Day, Our Daily Bread

October 28, 2017

What are you consuming emotionally, mentally, energetically and spiritually? Everywhere we turn, we seem to be bombarded with opportunities to distract ourselves from the root causes of our pain, sadness, frustration, anger and fear. Instead of a compassionate, patient and honest — and private — inquiry into our own wounds, we latch onto the conveniently […]

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When I was a little kid, my brother, who’s five years older than me, told me once that I was actually adopted. He said I fell out of a gypsy wagon that came through town and our parents felt sorry for the lost gypsy baby so they took me in and raised me as their […]

Stand Your Ground

April 26, 2017

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How’s Your Emotional Digestion?

March 7, 2017

Emotions are simply energies that are meant to be in motion. They are designed to move into our awareness and be felt in our bodies and at some point move out. They move in to teach us something about ourselves and they move out when we learn what we needed to learn. Just like in […]

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After a simple guided meditation, one of my students candidly and courageously admitted that her mind was as busy as ever and that she felt a sense of almost panic. I assured her that was a normal reaction of the ego and told her that “the mind is a bitch, but you don’t have to […]

You Don’t Have to be Your Mind’s Bitch

February 28, 2017

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Do You Have Your Head Screwed on the Right Way?

February 23, 2017

Recently, I invited my yogis to mull over this question: do I have my head screwed on the right way? Our practice focused on the neck and shoulders, which helps a lot of us who keep tension there. But more importantly, the practice was supposed to inspire every one of us to examine where in […]

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When I’m going through a stressful situation, I often call to mind the image of the old fashioned wheel: as the wheel’s outer rim spins and its spokes rotate, the hub, the center of the wheel, stays still. The events in our life, including our thoughts and our perception of the world, are like the […]

Stillness is Your Center

February 21, 2017

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Drop Your Mind into Your Heart

February 14, 2017

Maybe the biggest delusion we humans subscribe to is that we have control over the thoughts we think. But, as I often say to my yoga students, if we had control over “our” thoughts, wouldn’t we be able to choose at will to think happy, pleasant and peaceful thoughts and, in the same way, just […]

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