My Dark Night of the Soul

About 6 years ago I found myself smack dab in the middle of a dark night of the soul. I had 3 young children, I was working myself to the bone, and my body began to revolt. Four rounds of strep throat in 6 months led to joint pain, diarrhea, migraine headaches, exhaustion, and brain fog. I could hardly get out of bed. How …

How is your Sleep?

How are all of you sleeping these days? I am feeling much more tired than usual, even if I get a full night of sleep. I’m also routinely waking up between 3-4AM. Unless I immediately fall back to sleep, my busy mind starts worrying and chattering and it’s a crap shoot whether I will sleep again before the sun rises. …

Surrender Practice

How are all of you hanging in there? In general I feel well, but will have waves of sadness that come . I talked to a friend yesterday who just feels angry. Another one of my friend’s anxiety has totally been triggered in light of the world’s events. For most of us there is worry. Worries about getting ill, about our overall safety, the …

Breath as a Metaphor

I’m appreciating my lungs and breath in a new way these days and envisioning them remaining healthy and strong. But if you are anything like me, I have noticed that my breath has changed since all the news of COVID-19. Disordered breathing is one of the first things to change in response to stress. How we breathe is a metaphor …

Vibrant Body

Haven’t you felt more of an urge to get outside and take a walk or get on your bike? While exercise is important no matter the time of year, it is especially essential as we transition into Spring. Our tendency in the Winter is to slow down and hibernate, so early Spring is the time to begin to lift the …

HeartMath

Do you put your head or your heart first? The research is clear: the heart is where it is at! The HeartMath Institute in California is doing cutting edge research on the physiological state termed “heart coherence”. They are learning: The heart sends more information to the brain than vice versa. (The heart is smart). The heart responds first to unknown future events that the …