Never Surrender

  I recently heard about a yoga teacher who had to retire because of ongoing wrist issues. A close friend told me she has given up on push ups because of a painful elbow injury. Another student wants to know why her balance is getting worse and worse even though...

The 3 most dreaded words in midlife. MIddle Age Spread.

About a year ago I asked a holistic nutritional consultant about how I could lose the 7 pounds I have gained since menopause. I felt it was only going to get worse and I should probably be making some changes right away before it got away from me. But her answer...

Why Netflix and Wine are not relaxation

If relaxation to you means netflix and wine – you are not alone. The problem is, it feels relaxing at first but its not really true relaxation. Wine or any other substance you ingest is altering your nervous system and it does work at first. You take that drink...

Tone your vagus baby

Never mind your abs – toning your vagus nerve is the latest thing in the fitness and yoga world. Your vagus is your longest cranial nerve. It starts in your brain and travels down through your torso. It’s known as the “wandering nerve” because it has...

Three things I love – the body skin care edition June 2017

This month since the weather is warming up I thought I’d do a body skin care round up of things I think have made my skin a better birthday suit to live in! Number one is this homemade sugar scrub my pal Sophie made for our winter retreat. It is coconut oil,...

Love your body

Love your body. Befriending your body is one of the gifts of yoga that I hope is central to my teachings. I want you to love your body the way it is right now. I have been trained to see the beauty in you. I have been trained to look for what is going right first and...

Perfect Posture?

Perfect Posture.  Is it possible? To answer that you have to ask, what exactly is posture? Merriam Webster defines it as,  “the way in which your body is positioned when you are sitting or standing.” Your posture is a response to geometry, habit, environment and what...

The 50 year old shoulder and the sandwich generation

I recently read a blog post by Dr. Christiane Northrup about frozen shoulder syndrome in which she talks about her own experiences with this common shoulder problem (spoiler alert: she goes on a yoga retreat!) She also mentioned that in traditional Chinese medicine...

Three things I love – the guilty pleasures edition April 2017

I’m set to get really holistic on you next month for May so this month I thought I’d give you some pleasures. Guilty pleasures. Stress relievers. I am leaving out that stuff that I really don’t recommend like chocolate indulgence trail mix and wine. Doesn’t mean I...

5 ways to stay young enough to travel

Last year I stayed in a cabin with an actual ladder to the loft bed I was staying in. I went to a beach that required going up and down 170 steps. I took a couple of flights with a carryon bag and trust me, it was heavy. I also recently returned from a trip to Toronto...

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