I just completed my first intensive 3-day weekend of yoga teacher training for the 200-hour certification program through Yoga North. It was an amazing experience, with excellent teachers and 19 students in our class. Women from all walks of life, from one junior in high school to a few of us in our 40's, maybe … Continue reading On loving our learning
There is powerful energy created when women with similar journeys and struggles connect and share stories with each other. It is a combination of relief and joy when we realize we are not alone. I witnessed this in my learning circle on Monday night, and I was inspired to consider how fascinating it is that … Continue reading Connecting women
I found myself with a little extra time yesterday between commitments. I took advantage of the time to meditate for a bit. It got me wondering about "thought cascades" and the way in which our minds work. Thoughts appear during meditation, like bubbles. Jon Kabat-Zinn called them in one of his meditations "secretions of the … Continue reading Thought cascades
***This edited blog was originally posted in February 2018*** When we get to February I always feel a surge of optimism. Spring is not so far away now, and those of us who get a little "cabin fever" this time of the year start noticing more light in the evenings. In February of 2017 I … Continue reading TBT – Do you have a few minutes?
I spent a lovely afternoon with 14 women who joined us for the workshop "Embody the Leader Within You." Despite the below-zero temperatures, and a chilly meeting room, this really warmed my heart. The discussions were robust and engaged, and everyone participated actively, which is exactly what I'd hoped. There was such positive energy in … Continue reading Breathing out
**The following is a post shared first on my LinkedIn page on Sunday, January 20th.** As I write this, I am taking a break from some preparation for an upcoming workshop on "Embodying the Leader Within You" on January 27th. This has involved reviewing some of the beautiful and rich wisdom of my favorite authors, as … Continue reading Learning circles and connection