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...

Three things I love – the March book edition

I have got three favorite books to share with you right now, none of them are newly published but they are all important to me in different ways and I highly recommend them! Awakening the Spine by Vanda Scaravelli Sometimes people ask me for a recommendation of a good...

Yoga and your Lymphatic system

Your lymphatic system is an important part of removing toxins and waste from your body, as well as keeping you immune from pathogens in the body. Lymph is a clear fluid that circulates throughout your body carrying white blood cells and and proteins as well as...

Yoga is hard – how to turn it into a body holiday

Back in the day when I started teaching yoga, I used to teach a noon hour class at the NEB (national energy board) in a board room with a massive , immoveable table. I had a lovely student who came to class regularly each week. At some point I said one of those...

Self-care – what is it?

When someone says ‘self-care’ – what comes to mind? Is it the same thing as ‘treating yourself’? Or is it more about how you treat yourself? Maybe you think of *eating nutritiously *sleeping enough *exercise good answers! how about- *expressing creativity *being...

The difficulty with aging gracefully.

I recently went to a place in Mexico that held a lot of memories. The first time I went 30 years ago I was a kid (only 12! just kidding) The second time I went I was a mom with two young kids. The third time was this February. A 50 something yoga teacher with fabulous...

How was my Mexico retreat?

Many of you have asked about how my recent yoga retreat in Mexico went so I thought I’d write a quick post about it. The short answer to this question to this question is – fabulous!  I took a group of 8 yogis to Puerto Escondido Mexico for seven days to rest,...

The floor is your friend

As I write this I am sitting on the floor. Right now i have one leg straight out to the side and one leg bent. In a moment I will shift my position to introduce another geometry to my body. The reason I tell you this is because I want to introduce you to the concept...

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