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I cried after Kindergarten orientation……

It caught me off-guard, dammit! I thought I’d be OK with this transition because Kai has been in pre-K for the last three years part time. But the emotions washed over me and I couldn’t stop them. It’s the first time that he’ll be away from me...
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How to stay steady when life gets stormy

Being human is messy and complicated. There’s no avoiding it. Just recently, I was on my way out the door to teach yoga at Kripalu. I was so happy that Kai had sweetly fallen asleep for his afternoon nap, and excited for my Friday evening out of the house....
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I cried after Kindergarten orientation……

It caught me off-guard, dammit! I thought I’d be OK with this transition because Kai has been in pre-K for the last three years part time. But the emotions washed over me and I couldn’t stop them. It’s the first time that he’ll be away from me...
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The yoga tool that will change your life

  Dirgha pranayama (also called the complete yogic breath or the three-part breath) is the standout yoga technique that has continually had the greatest impact on my life. So much so that I’ve recorded a free download for you to try it. Dirgha, pronounced...
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How a simple breath balances your body and mind

  In my last post, I shared how Dirgha pranayama (also known as the complete yogic breath or the three-part breath) has been a life-changing practice for me. In this post, I want to delve more deeply into the psychological and physiological benefits of Dirgha....
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I cried after Kindergarten orientation……

It caught me off-guard, dammit! I thought I’d be OK with this transition because Kai has been in pre-K for the last three years part time. But the emotions washed over me and I couldn’t stop them. It’s the first time that he’ll be away from me five days a week all day, and it just seems like too much time for such a young child to be away from his mama! I’m not sure why our brains aren’t made to understand the passage of time better, but the cliche is so true! It goes by sooooooooo fast. And it hurts.  The emotion came and at first I resisted it, trying to talk myself out of it. Then I let it flow and I cried. Then I judged myself for crying “You have two healthy children who are growing just as they should! What do you possibly have to be sad about?” Then I allowed myself to feel it. I turned to my practice of acceptance. And I said to myself “I accept that he’s going to kindergarten. I accept that he is six and that he is growing up. I accept how I feel about this. I accept that […]

This one’s for the mamas. (FREE meditation!)

Click here to get your free meditation now! Hi Mama, As a mom of two young boys, I am always riding the roller coaster of life. I am infinitely grateful. I am filled with the most earth-moving love. And some days I’m over-tired, overwhelmed, un-showered, and feeling more or less out of control. If you can relate, I created this meditation for you! I designed it to help you remember, at the end of your busy days, that you are enough, and in fact, you are awesome. Click here to get your free meditation now! Although the meditation is designed for you to listen to at the end of the day, you can do it any time it feels good (or you have a few minutes to spare). Through your motherhood, you change the world. Love love love,  

Step Out Strongly. Your FREE video to start your day in your strength and power

I get super over the top excited to share new yoga downloads with you. I regularly check to see how many times my guided relaxation for sleep has been played (over 3,800!) and my heart swells, because I love that I can help you in your daily life through these resources. My first ever video resource, Step Out Strongly, is here, and it makes happier than ever to share it with you. You see, this is a short yoga flow I created for myself a couple of years ago. I was going through a rocky time that threw me completely off my game. Every day, I woke up full of fear and uncertainty. It was hard to focus and figure out how to begin each day, as I constantly felt scattered, overwhelmed, and uncertain. I had fallen out of my daily yoga practice, and my fear-based thinking had me convinced that I in no way had time for one. I had a little talk with myself that went something like this. Fearful self: “I don’t have time for yoga right now. I know it would help me, but there is so much I need to do. It’s just not an option.” Higher self: “This is when you need yoga the […]

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