In Greek mythology, Chiron is a Centaur: half man, half horse. While most Centaurs were considered menacing, Chiron was “famous for his wisdom and knowledge of medicine.” My sense of Chiron is that his medicine/healing is not like that of the Bodhisattva Quan Yin or the Archangel Raphael or other healing wisdom beings. My sense … Continue reading Who is Chiron? And why is he returning?
Is there an internal alarm clock that is programmed to go off at a certain time in life? Most sources online will cite mid-life crisis as occurring between the ages of 40 and 60. It's different for each person. And, like menopause, some folks will cruise through this time of their life, while others may … Continue reading What age is mid-life crisis?
I am fascinated by something that appears to affect so many. What is a mid-life crisis? A grey-haired man drives by in a red convertible sports car and the standard comment is "Mid-life crisis." From dis-ease to divorce to company reorganization... a lot can happen at mid-life. Kids move out, parents move on, interests change, … Continue reading What is a mid-life crisis?
Snoring and menopause. It's a thing. I rarely ever snored. I always bragged to my husband about how open my nasal passages were, especially during sleep. Until I noticed a few years ago that more and more nights I woke due to my own snoring. After much Googling, I discovered that menopause and snoring are … Continue reading Snoring and menopause: 3 ways to get a better night’s sleep
2 years ago, almost to the day, I was working out at the local YMCA. Right in the middle of a set of pull-ups, I experienced an intense hot flash. Followed by another. And another. In fact, that day began a 2-year string of hot flashes. I was confused. I headed to my doctor since … Continue reading Hot Flash Pilot Program
When we practice, when we meditate or chant or breathe, we do so most often for ourselves: our own comfort. But we forget our individual impact on the collective. One frantic person can ignite those around her. Likewise, one calm person can ease a community. As the heat of summer intensifies, I find myself sharing … Continue reading Keeping our collective cool
Finding ways to keep cool in extreme heat can be challenging, whether that heat is physical or emotional. When we are overheated often we become agitated, adding heat to the mind as well as the body. We get frustrated, our breathing becomes shallow and rapid and our level of discomfort increases. Sitali breathing, or cooling … Continue reading Using breath to keep your cool