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 …

5 Tips Every Yoga Teacher Needs to Know: Reflections from a Psychologist (and Yoga Teacher)

This blog post is one in a series on a blog tour for yoga teachers who want to get more impact from their private yoga teaching and find ways to generate a sustainable income. We are so very grateful to be a part of Kate Connell’s Yoga Teacher Blog Tour. Follow along on social media using hashtag #yogateachertour. Yesterday’s stop …

Getting Hooked and Practicing Detachment

I have watched myself get “hooked” a lot in the past week.  Hooked by certain people, certain words directed my way, certain slow moving children when we are already running late, certain tense environments where I literally feel the anger and unspoken words.  I am sensitive, and tend to feel everything, including the emotions of others and the energy of …