LOVE ALWAYS WINS

When I was at my hair appointment on Tuesday – I read a story on FaceBook about a 62 year old, local woman, Denise Robert – who was out for a walk on Sunday night in a “safe” Manchester neighborhood and was randomly shot and killed. I said out loud, “What the f*ck is wrong […]

TURN ON THE LIGHT

Open a newspaper, go on FB or read your Yahoo News Feed and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the frightening stories that appear. Beheadings, mass murders, water droughts, factory farming, starving children, people burning down churches and arguing over flags! Yikes! It’s enough to make you feel like we’re moving backwards and living in crazy dark times. So […]

LOOK FOR THE HELPERS

(Graphic Credit: EmilysQuotes.com) I’ve always been a sensitive person. Ever since I was little, I’ve been really aware of other people’s (and animal’s) emotions. Able to feel subtle shifts in their moods and changes in their vibe/energy and whether I liked it or not, I could also sense their suffering. My mother, who I believe also had this “sensitivity”, nurtured […]

MENTORS & TORMENTORS

As most of you already know, two of my greatest passions are yoga and writing. The more I’ve practiced both of these creative arts, the more I’ve discovered a deep spiritual connective thread that weaves the two of them together. So much so that in 2006, I offered my first Yoga & Writing workshop at my studio. The relationship between the two has become […]

NEW BEGINNINGS

“Tis time New Hopes should animate the world, New Light should dawn for New Revealings to a race weighed down so long, forgotten so long…”  ~ Paracelsus (Robert Browning) I’m so excited about this New Year! I just know that 2015 is going to give us all plenty of opportunities to practice being more loving, compassionate, […]

DAILY BLESSINGS

Every morning, before my feet even hit the floor, I routinely start my day with prayer. No matter what’s going on in my life and no matter how busy my day is, I do not get out of bed until my prayers have been said and conscious contact has been made between me and the […]

CREATING COMMUNITY

I’m so delighted to say that our 1st Annual – NH Yoga Retreat at the Mountain View Grand Resort was a total blast! I was blessed to co-create and share the experience with three of my amazing friends and fellow yoga teachers, Elizabeth, Roseann and Nicole! At the end of my Saturday afternoon class, as the four of us […]

BE YOUR AWESOME SELF

Something happened to me this week, that’s actually happened to me many, many times before. I normally keep my big mouth shut about these kind of things, not wanting to name names, call people out or embarrass anyone. But the outcome of this latest situation was so good, so positive that I’ve decided to share […]

YOUR BALCONY PEOPLE

Two weeks ago, I had the true pleasure of spending 5 days of intensive writing and training with these amazing women: Sylvie, Kathleen, Regina, Jodi, (Kasha – Suzanne’s mom and our yummy snack provider), Katie, Dulcie, Suzanne and Minton! (Plus Jeff, our amazing photographer and memory maker!) These beautiful women are not only fierce and […]

GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY

I was hanging out with a few friends and we got to talking about our goals and dreams. We each shared what we hoped to create over the next few years. Part of my vision included: finish writing my book and getting it published, teaching more workshops, creating a Yoga & Writing retreat, offering more […]

YOUR SPIRITUAL TEAM

When I first saw this picture of Jesus and all the Angels, I remember experiencing a feeling of calm and peace immediately wash over me. I sat and looked at it for a long time. I took in the warm colors and the quiet, powerful energy of this holy, mighty tribe poised and ready to […]

A LEAP OF FAITH

It’s been almost a year and a half since I let go of my large space that was the home base for Quest Yoga. At the time, I’d been running Quest as a traditional studio for 10 years and I had a community of people that I deeply adored. I was happy teaching yoga, leading […]

HAPPY 11th ANNIVERSARY

I still remember so clearly the day I graduated from my Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training back in March of 2001. I’d already been subbing some yoga classes at a gym I’d been working at as a personal trainer but now I could officially say – I was a yoga teacher. I was giddy with excitement […]

QUIET STILLNESS OF KNOWING

So everyday I am surrounded by the beautiful crying forth of the ideas of God. One of which is you. ~ Mary Oliver Each day you’re given a chance to consciously connect with the Divine. Take some time to be in the quiet stillness of knowing. Listen deeply – be open and receptive to what’s […]

ARE YOU A YOGA POSER?

I was at a funeral recently. It was a beautiful service where so many people gathered together to celebrate and honor the life of a remarkable woman. As members of her family and friends got up to speak about her, they all echoed similar sentiments. That she was incredibly kind and selfless. She was always […]

TO HAVE COURAGE FOR WHATEVER COMES IN LIFE – EVERYTHING LIES IN THAT. ~ St. Teresa of Avila

Can I just tell you how much I absolutely LOVE this quote?! I was first introduced to it by my meditation teacher Eknath Easwaran. When I read it – it went through my eyes, into my mind and then dropped straight into my heart. What echoed back was a resounding YES! It reminds me of what […]