Month: September 2014

Breath is Life!

Sixteen years ago, I was pregnant with my first child. As an anxious mother-to-be, I wanted to know everything I could about pregnancy, birth and motherhood. I inquired about pre-natal classes. My doctor suggested I attend Yvonne Moore’s pre-natal yoga classes. I learned so much from Yvonne, who became not just my yoga teacher, mentor and guru, but also my friend.
 One such thing … Read More Breath is Life!

Emotional Vampires

When encountering emotional vampires, see what you can learn…You can simply feel tortured, resentful, and impotent. Or, as I try to do, ask yourself, “How can this interchange help me grow?” -Judith Orloff Emotional vampires are everywhere: in your family, at work, amongst friends and acquaintances, and they can easily sap you of your energy and joy. What are some possible responses to this … Read More Emotional Vampires

Boundaries

Healthy, resilient boundaries feed upon themselves, so that the more vibrant they are, the more they develop…once you become strong in your boundaries, they become more porous; love and caring flow more easily between yourself and others. -Philip Moffitt, “Setting Personal Boundaries” Many of us struggle with establishing and honoring our boundaries. Raising the subject is enough to make us cringe, conjuring up harrowing … Read More Boundaries

Thought Experiment

Thought Experiment: a test in which one imagines the practical outcome of a hypothesis when physical evidence may not be available. -Collins American Dictionary  While flying recently, I met a Chemistry graduate student who was on her way back home after attending a conference. She eagerly shared her ideas about wave theory and its practical applications on such things as pacemakers.  I had never … Read More Thought Experiment

The Bud or the Blossom?

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. -Anais Nin We tell ourselves that playing it safe involves very little risk. The known, however frustrating, is at least familiar. We are well acquainted with the challenges of our jobs, marriages and friendships, and continue along, rarely asking ourselves if … Read More The Bud or the Blossom?