Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Go Ahead Laugh

Nothing is so impenetrable as laughter in a language you don't understand.
-William G. Golding

My almost four year old sister Olivia reminds how much fun it is to live in the present. She inspires me with her honesty and free spirit.

Yoga teaches that we are free from pain and suffering when we live in the moment. Furthermore, we honor our body's needs giving our spirit the opportunity to play. I teach yoga in a way that invites you to play on your mat; to explore the feelings and sensations that arise.

Play & laughter seem to go hand in hand. After a recent Qi Gong appointment I found my laughter fuller and more free. It felt great! To the left, check out the Tube Sock link to enjoy a giggle.

What is Laughter Yoga?

Tube Sock

Thursday, June 10, 2010


When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

-Patanjali, author of the Yoga Sutras
You could call him the Original Yogi.

Affects of Chemicals

We have been hearing about the affects of chemicals around us for some time. This information can be overwhelming. A question I hear: How do we avoid chemicals when so much is outside our control? As many of you know my approach to wellness is one that advocates Better Choices.

Start by looking at what you put IN your body. Looking at the ingredients in your food, is it chemical? When you recognize ALL of the ingredients as food, you know you are one step closer to feeding your body what it needs to be vital. All those colorful vegetables are nutrient rich and disease fighting ingredients your body craves.

Then look at what you put ON your body. I highly recommend you use the Environmental Working Group's website Skin Deep Cosmetic Database to evaluate the chemicals' affects on your body.

Take it one step or product at a time. I am happy to help you identify simple solutions that fit your lifestyle. In a wellness coaching session, we can identify a step by step plan of action for you to reduce your chemical exposure and find better health.

Addiction to Sugar

What is High Fructose Corn Syrup?