Real Talk Blog

  • Dear Perimenopause “There is nothing wrong with you.” -Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D, P.T. Most classes I teach I end with a daily quote from the book ‘A Year of Living Your Yoga’, written by one of my teachers. Partly I do this because I love the book, partly because it helps me stay connected to a teacher who ...
  • Suffering As Opportunity “The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” -Rumi This past year, we moved into a new era of our life, Empty Nesting.  Change often presents itself with many opportunities, including dancing ...
  • Cleanliness “ the purity of our essential being, a positive mind, one-pointedness, victory over the senses, and the qualification for having direct experience of our self.” -Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD  I often hear people tell others that one of the things they love about Robb & I is that we live the yogic lifestyle, to ...
  • Cleanliness “ the purity of our essential being, a positive mind, one-pointedness, victory over the senses, and the qualification for having direct experience of our self.” -Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD  I often hear people tell others that one of the things they love about Robb & I is that we live the yogic lifestyle, to ...
  • Life’s Subjectivity “Yoga is a practice, not a philosophy. We step onto the mat to have the experience of the poses through the subjectivity of the body.” -Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, PT Do you ever have conversations with people you don’t really know, but the conversations is  so serendipitous that you just have to sit and really think ...
  • It’s Your Process I have this thing when I travel. It’s not a thing I particularly enjoy. I work myself into a complete tizzy, starting about 2 days before I leave. Every time I travel I think to myself “I won’t become a crazy person this time.” It’s not that I am disorganized, I am not. But, every ...
  • Over Busy-ness “Life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning.”  -Virginia Woolf     Life is messy. It’s imperfect. It’s chaotic at times and then (hopefully) life feels just right, even if just for a few minutes.   October could easily be described as that for us. We started the month off flying to Indianapolis for the LoveYourBrain ...
  • Over-Busyness “Life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning.”  -Virginia Woolf   Life is messy. It’s imperfect. It’s chaotic at times and then (hopefully) life feels just right, even if just for a few minutes. October could easily be described as that for us. We started the month off flying to Indianapolis for the LoveYourBrain ...
  • Learning the Ropes “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” Coco Chanel Have you ever wanted to do something but your fear of being told no kept you from even trying? That “no” doesn’t have to come from an outside source, sometimes the fear of no comes from within. Eight years ago we crossed this ...
  • Befriending the Woman Within March is Women’s History Month and thus, I want to talk about friendship. Through the years, I have shared stories with you about learning lessons about being a woman from that hike up the mountain and the female support I found along the way, hopping in our hammock with my daughter, to attending the Peace ...