Healthy Life Changes

Too often, we don’t pursue the healthy changes​​​​​​​, the leaps, that would bring sadness intertwined with happiness, or fear intertwined with excitement. ​​​​​​​Too​​​​​​​ often, we try to talk kids (and adults) out of their legitimate sadness by reminding them of the good stuff. There’s a fine line between encouraging positivity and gratitude and squashing sadness…

What Yoga Teaches Us

Hatha yoga teaches us to breathe when things are intense, to soften where we are hard and to strengthen where we are weak. It shows us how to bend and how to be steady, how to aspire and how to accept, We learn discipline, commitment, perseverance, how to study and how to teach. Hidden in…

New Beginnings

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” As you go through life, you will be faced with challenges and obstacles. When you do, get in the habit of asking yourself the following three questions: How can I grow from this experience? What qualities of character am…

Why I Teach Yoga

Someone asked me recently why I teach yoga. I thought for a second, and then without hesitation I replied. “Because it makes me feel joy.” I teach yoga because I have tasted such a deep sense of joy and well being from this practice in my own life and I want to share that with…

Meditation

NOT JUST A HIPPY-DIPPY THING! Think meditation is just for former Beatles and people with too much time on their hands? Think again. This underrated practice could be one of the most valuable medical devices you’re not using. Research has shown that it can help with everything from getting over a stressful day to staving…

The Best Sweet Treat

COOKIES!!! I wanted to share my favorite “healthy” cookie recipe.  WARNING… you will not be able to eat just one…or even stop at two. They are gluten and dairy free. Awesome Almond Bliss Cookies 2 1/2 cups Almond flour 1/2 tsp sea salt 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup ground flax (optional) 1/4 cup…

Fusion Yoga & Wellness Studio members on the beach jumping

Yoga Retreats: Building Connections

Each year, Marsha Nieland of Fusion Studios hosts a women’s yoga retreat in Mexico.  I have had the opportunity to join this trip for the past two years.  The week-long retreat in a tropical location at the end of February is a wonderful opportunity to step away from day-to-day responsibilities.  The retreat offers an opportunity…

Beach photo with "grateful" text

Grateful

The buzz of beauty and nature was all around me as I sat cozied up in my beach cabana in Maui. Breathing in, I felt awakened by the delicate bite of the ocean air. Breathing out, I felt my warm breath rise like a morning prayer. A moment of peace. I felt grateful to be…