Okay, Mara, I see you, but damn, you wrestle tough!

I am a sensitive person. It may be karma, a blueprint laid from my stars and ancestors, or the experiences of the time and people and places. I am an emotional person. And I have great capacity to feel. Dating…

Faith in Stillness

There is often power in the times when nothing seems to be happening at all. -Marianne Williamson When I read this one line last week in Everyday Grace, something began to stir. There is something really potent for me right…

The Practice of Letting Go

In Buddhism, the Buddha teaches in the second of the four noble truths that our suffering is caused by our attachments. In the brilliant spirit teachings of The Yoga Sutras, Patanjali refers to attachment: avidyasmita raga dvesabhinivesah klesah. Ignorance, egoism,…

Exceptional You

Exceptional You

The teachings I receive often come from the great, and humble responsibility of being a mother; in my case, being a mother to a precious child, Ruka Sage, a brilliant teacher who imparts her wisdom with no words, yet fierce…

Holy Transformation

Holy Transformation

  Who isn’t enamored with the butterfly? Whether the adoration comes from the beauty, from the perceived freedom of physical wings, or the remembrance of what came before its majesty, we all know a holy transformation has taken place. The…

Practice, Practice, Practice

Tapah Svadhyayesvara Pranidhanani Kriya Yoga II:I tapah= accepting the purifying aspects of painful experience; svadhyaya= self-study in the context of teachings; Isvara= Supreme Being; pranidhanani= surrendering, devotion, offering the fruits of one’s practice; kriya yoga= Yoga in practice. In the…