Contentment

You have heard me talk about contentment, Santosa, over the last few weeks. It is something I am always thinking about in my own life. When am I content? At the top of my list is holding my dog and walks with my husband. What knocks me out of it? Having too much on my ...

more >>

Summer sun

When we think of summer we often think of vacation, relaxation, swimming and, of course, being in the sun! The sun has long been revered in many cultures. Historically, this was most evident in India where people would pay homage to the sun with physical movement. This became known as the Sun Salute or Suryanamaskara.  We ...

more >>

Balance, Inspiration and Creativity

I am so glad it’s finally Spring!! The sun is out, flowers are blooming, trees are returning to their green color and there is a wonderful sense of freshness in the air. Coming out of a long cold winter, we may find ourselves a bit out of balance. The transition from winter to spring is often ...

more >>

Why Yoga Works & How It Can Work For You

The past year has been a whirlwind.  So much has happened. In January I finished writing the book I co-authored with Fran and Robert, Why Yoga Works & How It Can Work For You. In February SoundYoga celebrated its 20th anniversary. I still can’t believe it has been 20 years. In June we finally finished the formatting, all ...

more >>

Focus and Distraction

We live in an age of constant distraction. Between an endless flurry of phone calls, emails, texts, tweets, breaking news and the bizarre collection of beeps, chimes, chirps and vibrations that accompany them, our attention is being hijacked from morning till night on a regular basis. Both the goal and the strategy in Yoga meditation is ...

more >>

Abundance

Abundance This time of year my garden is thriving. When I was young, summer progressed not by the day of the month, but by the fruit we were canning. And we did a lot of canning. We always started with cherries which were the easiest. You just clean, put them in a jar and cover with ...

more >>

Accepting Help

Which is harder for you? Asking for help or accepting it? As an independent woman I have always prided myself on being able to take charge of my life and all that is in it. My garden is a perfect example. When I first decided to put in a garden years ago, I thought I could ...

more >>

20 Years!

Thanks to all who made our 20 Anniversary Celebration a success. We donated $761 to the West Seattle Foodbank. Shelly put together a great restorative setup for all to try and many did. The West Seattle Blog came and took pictures. Minutes after Patrick left we were trending on the blog. What Fun!!! I have another ...

more >>

Let Your Body Renew

I got up this morning to a day filled with my favorite activity, cooking. I first whipped up an apricot galette, then picked herbs from my garden for a soup and headed to the freezer for fish for dinner. YIKES! My freezer had stopped working. The temperature was up to 40 and warming up. It ...

more >>

Seasonal Changes

As we enter summer I reflect on Ayurveda’s way of looking at seasonal changes. Kapha moving into pitta or what we know as spring moving into summer gives us an opportunity to reflect on how our habits should change to meet the seasons. For instance in the winter I am inside more, I tend to ...

more >>