Scrap New Year’s Resolutions: Opt for a 40-Day Practice

This new year, dream your dreams, make your plans, then commit to a 40-day (or more) practice and achieve your goals.The 40-day practice is a long spiritual tradition aimed towards creating powerful change and new habits. Yoga practitioners have used this practice to bring about change and transformation, creating 40-day, 120-day and 1000-day practices. Put … Continue reading Scrap New Year’s Resolutions: Opt for a 40-Day Practice

The Weight of the Working Woman

I met a client the other night for a coaching session. You could say she is re-careering. She spoke about the struggle she faced the past 4 years in her recent position. How, as a business leader, she felt criticized. Judged. Under attack. Daily. And she talked about the weight she gained over those 4 … Continue reading The Weight of the Working Woman

A Solstice Commitment

"The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory." ~Gary Zukav During our … Continue reading A Solstice Commitment

Keeping our collective cool

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

You’re only as good as your last practice

Many years ago, I worked in Oil & Gas. We worked on quarterly sales projections and targets.There was a saying: You're only as good as your last quarter. What that meant was that even if just last year you had the most spectacularly lucrative quarter in the history of the company (you remember that feeling … Continue reading You’re only as good as your last practice

Queen of the Chakras

When working with the 7 main energy centres of the body, it can be difficult to know where to start or where to focus your work. It would seem that root chakra, first chakra, is a good starting place. Perhaps not always the case. In Ayurveda, the 5,000 year-old sister science of yoga, there are … Continue reading Queen of the Chakras