Real Talk Blog

  • My Yoga Therapy I was first introduced to yoga by my mother when she was 22 year old.  I was 4 ½ years old. I suspect my mother had no idea what yoga was all about or that she was introducing me to something that would later become such a joyful part of my life. Instead, she was ...
  • OMing My Fierceness June was a huge month of growth for me.  Much to my surprise, several months ago I was selected to present at the International Yoga Therapist Conference, in California.  My topic? Bridging the Gap Between Law Enforcement and Yoga Therapy.  When I submitted my proposal I had been reading a lot of stuff on how ...
  • Life Is Swell “A person with a settled mind is like an ocean. Countless rivers and streams pour their waters into the ocean, yet it is never overwhelmed.” -Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD I had a student yesterday comment that I am the busiest person she knows, running both of my companies, but I always seem to get it all ...
  • Finding Balance Greetings from the Himalayan Institute!  I am bursting at the seams with excitement to be here for my final advanced training class. I have reconnected with friends I haven’t seen in a few months, I am getting to practice with my beloved teachers and I am reconnecting with the energy of my hOMe away from ...
  • Finding Your Transparency “Transparency of mind comes by embracing an attitude of friendliness, compassion, happiness, and non-judgement toward those who are happy, miserable, virtuous, and non-virtuous.” -Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD   I often encourage my students to find a place of compassion for themselves while they are practicing yoga in my studio.  But what does that look like off the ...
  • Shining Your Light 10 years ago we adopted a rescue dog. At the time, I thought I was getting my husband a dog.  You see, I had a cat when we got married and Robb is allergic to cats, but understood that the cat was part of the ready made family he was marrying into.  He liked the cat, but ...
  • Detaching Your Expectations “For treading the path of faith, one should learn to be detached from the confusion and conflicts created by the constant reasoning of the mind.” – Swami Rama Detaching Your Expectations   Have you ever started something with a specific expectation of the outcome? Of course you have! I finished 2016 with a big life lesson about how detachment ...
  • Finding Content in Your Contentment Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.”-Unknown Source   Several years ago my daughter and I took a summer road trip to New Mexico where we both attended yoga camp.  There was a string of “firsts” for me during this week long adventure. Someday I will ...
  • Being Small Have you ever held onto something for a really long time?  I have.  Clothes.  Have you ever used what you held onto to beat yourself up?  I have. Clothes that are too small. Since Robb was out of the country this week, I decided to clean house.  Not just clean the toilets, but deep clean.  Yea, ...
  • Jump Into Your Life! “Jump.  Pick something you have been waffling about and jump! In other words, go ahead, take a chance, try something new or something you’re unsure about.  Notice how liberated you feel.” -A Year of Living Your Yoga by Judith Hanson Lasater One year ago this week, I walked out of the Federal Courthouse and away from my ...