I am accustomed to being busy.  I enjoy being busy.  I enjoy creating a new workshop that will assist participants in improving their well-being. I enjoy tweaking an existing workshop to fit a particular audience.   I enjoy planning lessons for my kid and adult yoga classes.  I enjoy  preparing for my clients.  I enjoy […]

  Happy New Year to you!  It’s hard to believe that 2011 has passed and 2012 is now here bringing the promise of all goodness to each of us.  With this new beginning comes an opportunity to commit to what’s important – health, wellness, family, and having a balanced life.  You can reinforce that intention […]

The holiday season is in full swing again.  Christmas ads are on the TV, the Sunday paper has more sales flyers than news, and children are wound-up, anxiously anticipating Christmas morning and all of the ‘must-have’ gifts they will be receiving from Santa, family, and friends.  Young and old alike are caught-up in the hustle […]

Red Wine, Chocolate, and Popcorn

On November 3rd, 2011, posted in: Peaceable Living by 2 Comments

So, you are probably wondering what red wine, chocolate, and popcorn have to do with each other?  It’s a crazy combination for sure but not so when you find yourself in survival mode after the Nor’ Easter that blew through New England dumping a foot of snow in southern New Hampshire where I live on […]

Just being, that is just what I am doing right now.  (That is, before I started writing this post.)  Just being . . . . .  Why?   Because I have come down with a nasty cold, and quite honestly, that is all that I can manage to do today.  Just be.

Is there really such a thing as a peaceable classroom?  Well, yes, there are peaceable classrooms, and  I think that there can be peaceable classrooms.  So what does it take to create such a place?  It takes a nurturing and supportive environment, teachers who are able to manage their own state-of-being, and children who, with or without adult […]

OM, OM, OM, OM, OM, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva!  (Click the link below to hear the chant.) Sandy’s Om chant I can’t get this chant out of my mind.  Sudha/Carolyn Lundeen and Devarshi/Steven Hartman, my Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training teachers, taught us this chant the first two weeks of our training in April, and I kept […]

One of my favorite rituals of spring is spotting a pair of Canada geese who nest on the side of a fire pond near my home.  Every year the pair returns to raise a new brood of goslings.  For me, it has become a welcome rite of spring to pass by and see them swimming […]

I’m looking forward to my workshop in Providence, RI at Momentum Fitness.  If you know anyone in the Providence area who is interested in their wellness, do pass this flyer along!

Recently, I returned from my first twelve days of Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training in Lenox, Massachusetts.  It was a very intense, rich and full twelve days.  The schedule went from morning sadhana (yoga practice) at 6:30 a.m. to the last class of the day from 7-9:30 p.m., a full day, indeed.  But though each day […]