The Book is here!

The Book is here!

I’m super excited to finally announce that my book “A Year of Mindfulness - A 52-Week Guided Journal to Cultivate Peace and Presence” is available for pre-order!

A while back a publisher approached me to write a mindfulness journal for beginners. I was delighted to say yes and be a part of this project!

Follow along with this year-long journal for more mindful living―day-by-day.

This mindfulness journal provides effective ways of practicing mindfulness part of your everyday routine. It also includes practices that help reduce negativity and grow your sense of calm.

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A Free Course for You! A Month of Mindfulness

A Free Course for You! A Month of Mindfulness

Would you like to develop a daily mindfulness practice?

We live in a world that is increasingly fast paced and full of distraction. It's not easy to sit down and develop awareness, especially when there are a million other things calling for your attention.

I created this free course for you to learn about mindfulness and integrate it into your life. Join A Month of Mindfulness and receive guidance on setting up a home meditation practice, along with guided meditations and mindfulness exercises.

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Seasonal Cycles :: Release into Fall

Seasonal Cycles :: Release into Fall

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine this season is related to the metal element and the Lung and Large Intestine. The Lung is considered the most sensitive organ and is very closely connected to immunity so this time of year is a great time to boost the immunity to protect the lung. The Large Intestine is also important this time of year so doing a colon cleanse or a cleanse that has a focus on fiber which will help to clean out the intestines can also be beneficial.

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Teacher Interview : Jill Satterfield

Teacher Interview : Jill Satterfield

"How we work with what we see is how we develop" ~ Jill Satterfield Jill Satterfield is the founder of Vajra Yoga and Meditation. Over 35 years ago Jill turned to yoga and meditation because of chronic pain. She managed to heal herself completely and since then she has been teaching a combination of yoga and Buddhism. Jill has been one of my teachers....

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Teacher Interview :: Dr. Saraswati

Teacher Interview :: Dr. Saraswati

In today's interview I speak with Dr.Saraswati. In particular, Dr.Saraswati works primarily with women. We get into some interesting areas of discussion including some great practices for women who are experiencing menopausal changes and for women of all ages who want to keep their hormonal health at optimum. We even chat a bit about yoga for fertility. And if you're a teacher this isn't one to miss either!  

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Master Teacher Interview :: Tias Little

Master Teacher Interview :: Tias Little

I'm really excited to share this interview with you that I did a while back with yoga and meditation teacher Tias Little. This interview has so many gems!Tias and I touch on many topics during our time together. We cover what the "subtle" energetic body is and how we can access it when we practice yoga, some great tips for those just starting on the path of yoga, and Tias shares his thoughts on how yoga teachers can stay in integrity when teaching.

If you're interested in how yoga can help you de-stress, develop finely attuned sensitivity, and give you access to a greater sense of really "being here" this interview is for you. I hope you enjoy! 

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Teacher Interview : Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Anne Cushman

Teacher Interview : Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Anne Cushman

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Anne Cushman, Anne is an accomplished author and Buddhist mindfulness and yoga teacher. Anne is the director of the Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is a former editor at Yoga Journal and Tricycle. Her personal essays have been published in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, O magazine, and the Shambhala Sun.

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Winter Solstice Meditation

Winter Solstice Meditation

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, tomorrow is winter solstice; the darkest day of the year. 

Winter solstice is a magical time. The darkness asks us to slow down and re-connect to the light within. This time of year holds such a beautiful and soulful energy. It gives us time to cultivate warmth through gathering with others and taking care of ourselves. 

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A New Loving Kindness Meditation

A New Loving Kindness Meditation

The ancient yogis knew that kindness could be such a powerful force in our lives. In fact, they taught a systematic way of getting in touch with what they called "our basic goodness". These practices not only help us to develop more wholesome states like kindness, they also help us to slowly dismantle the unwholesome states that keep us trapped in greed, resentment and a feeling of unworthiness.

Check out my latest audio loving kindness (metta) meditation to practice along.

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