Category Archives: Physical Activity

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

Taking It Off The Mat: Yoga For Your Life

I’m in the middle of teaching the 21-Day Summer Sunrise Yoga series. Every two days I teach one of the Yamas or Niyamas (basically the yogic directions on how to live your life found in Limbs One and Two of the Eight Limbed Path of Yoga). Each Yama and Niyama have an associated mudra (hand

Taking Mindfulness into the Community—Here’s an App for You!

If you think teaching mindfulness would be helpful for people in schools, hospitals, or in crisis mental health settings, first, I agree with you. Second, you’ll want to finish reading this blog about a wonderful organization called movemindfully®  and what they’ve accomplished in the Twin Cities area. But most of all, learn about the resources

How Are You Partnering with Life? Make a New Beginning

I know you’ve heard that everything is changing all the time, change happens, and there is nothing but change. But, many people are fairly resistant to change. So, here’s another way of looking at it.  Change is life being rejuvenated in every moment. Or, change is you being rejuvenated in every moment. Yes, you have

What is Your Relationship with Your Body? Ten Do’s and Don’ts to Show Your Love

Many of us have a fairly complicated relationship with our bodies. Given that we live in a body every moment of our lives, it’s probably a pretty good idea to work on healing whatever discomfort you might have with the one you’ve been given. I believe that your relationship with your own body is the

Ten Tips for Finding Inspiration in the Grey of Winter

In this middle of winter, the grey days have seemed more frequent lately. This grey, middle of winter is also symbolic of where we are in regards to the pandemic. It is grey and bleak, but with the promise of light and a new normal ahead. A life that will hopefully be a bit more

Introduction to EMYoga (Energy Medicine Yoga) – Sign up NOW!

Join me in the New Year and learn how to harness the body’s powerful healing energies for health and wellbeing. This past summer I completed an EMYoga (energy medicine yoga) Teacher Certification with Lauren Walker and I have prepared a four week series of some of the basic techniques to help get you started. After

Don’t Worry. Be Healthy.

I was talking to a wellness colleague of mine yesterday about advertising my Eat for Life classes starting in May and she said “People don’t want to think about being healthy right now.” That statement really took me by surprise. And, I’m not sure it’s accurate, at least not in my own life and in

You’re Grounded (until further notice)!

A strategy that parents use (for better or worse) when children misbehave is to ground them from engaging in the activities that they enjoy. Getting grounded means you are usually forbidden to leave home, except to go to school, church, the doctor, or to other essential activities. Sound familiar? Although it did not result from

Healing with Mindful Movement

Many people have become disconnected from their bodies from the neck down, choosing instead to reside only in the top floor—namely their heads. This situation is problematic on many levels. Problems are rarely solved and emotions are rarely quelled through dwelling in the unrelenting thoughts that torture you. However, by dropping down into the rest of your body and placing your attention on the sensations below the neck, you reduce the attentional capacity available to focus on the thoughts that are creating the despair.