Category Archives: Mindfulness

Pura Vida: Sign Up Now for Yoga in Costa Rica!

Pura Vida is Costa Rica’s unofficial national slogan, and you hear it everywhere. The meaning of pura vida is “pure life,” and symbolizes the simple, cheerful outlook and lifestyle of what is often called the happiest country in the world. Pura Vida can be used to say “hello,” “good-bye,” “okay,” “you bet,” “don’t worry, be

You Have to Be Present to Win! – The Way to Reclaim Your Life

Are you frozen in time? You get frozen in time by thinking about the past–regretting, holding on, or not forgiving. Or maybe you are speculating about the future, worrying about what might happen, fearing the unknown, or trying to plan for the unknowable.  Or you’re in the present but frozen with uncertainty, afraid of taking

Do You Know How To Rest? Learning a Life-Saving Strategy

I have had a complicated relationship with “rest” over the years. My first awareness of this was when I found myself unable to step down on my foot without excruciating pain. It came out of the blue from one step to the next. One moment I could walk and the next moment I couldn’t. It

From Hardship to Healing: The lastest Manifestation Lab Podcast

Here is the description of the podcast I just recorded with the lovely Kelly Howe from The Manifestation Lab. Links to the podcast are also listed below. Enjoy! Have you ever been touched by a story of transformation that resonates with your own struggles and aspirations? Dr. Lynn Rossy joins us on a heartfelt exploration

How do you want to live life? As your first or your last day?

I have often heard people talk about living life as if it is your last day. But in a recent interview with Suleika Jaouad, author of Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted, I heard her say that we should live life as if it is our first. She is speaking from her

Human Connections: Learning to See and Hear Each Other

Human relationships are the most rewarding and the most challenging experiences that we will ever have. When these relationships are connected and authentic (heart-centered), they help us feel seen, heard, and acknowledged. When these relationships are ego-driven and self-centered, they can lead to feelings of fear, jealousy, hurt, and anger. Despite how important these human

Strengthen Your Heart Connection—”Hello Beautiful!”

It’s estimated that we have approximately 60,000 thoughts a day. Whew! That’s a lot. What’s even more amazing is that, according to research, 75% of these thoughts are negative and 95% are repetitive. We excel at criticism and judgment. And these repetitive, automatic thoughts lead us to believe ideas about ourselves that are less than

Messages From the Heart: Listening to Your Inner Wisdom

January is replete with messages on how to improve yourself with new exercise routines, meditation/yoga courses, and dieting/weight loss advice. Of course, we know from experience and from the data that traditional New Year’s resolutions often last less than the month in which they were made. But year after year people jump on board and

Gift Yourself a Jungle at the Beach: $200 OFF NOW

I recently took a chance. Despite being discouraged by some people, I signed up to teach a yoga retreat at a new location — on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica at the beach!! I listened to my gut, and I was right. It was AMAZING and TRANSFORMATIONAL. So much so that I already signed

Tis the Season to Be More Loving

Here is one version of the season: Tis the season to buy stuff during Black Friday and Cyber Monday (thank goodness that’s over!), the season to go to parties and eat and drink too much, the season to then worry about how much you ate and drank and feel bad about it, the season to