Off the Mat


Confession: I care more about my phone’s battery levels than my own

Can you imagine what your day would look like if you paid as much attention to your own battery levels as you did your phone’s? Two weeks ago when my kids were home and our family was living in the limbo between summer activities and the start of school, I’d play outside with them for […]

Civility and Humility

What happened to civility? Has anyone seen where it went? One could argue that the world has always been a very uncivil place but I think most of us would agree that, at least in America, rampant public incivility has become the new normal. Perhaps it’s because this behavior is socially contagious; if not confronted […]

10 Reasons You Should Book a Yoga Retreat

If a yoga retreat is on your bucket list, there is no better time to roll up your mat, pack your bags, and hit the road! Yoga retreats are HOT right now. With destinations from Iceland to Costa Rica, activities from massage to snowshoeing, and accommodations from tents to five stars, the options are endless. […]

Tips on Finding the Best Yoga Retreat for You

After you’ve checked off your list of reasons you need a yoga retreat, the next step is finding the right one for you.  There’s plenty to choose from with so many unique offerings. Here are a few tips to help you on your yoga vacation search. 1. Location Close your eyes and imagine you are […]

Family

I remember being surprised by how I felt at a family reunion many years ago, sitting in a room with 25 blood relatives, many of whom I hadn’t seen in decades.  I could feel the bond with them so tangibly, so physically.  It’s like my DNA recognized their DNA.  Thus while we were getting caught […]

The Rich Tapestry of Life

rich and intertwined, just like a tapestry.  these are the words i keep coming back to in describing life…the long, deep, rich threads of our lives that seem independent (each color thread is its own), but marvelously interweave with other threads and form a beautiful expression of a life lived.   i came to this […]

Keeping Your Business Hot During The Cold Months of Winter

Snow is pretty. But unless you’re clipping into a pair of skis, strapping on a snowboard, or have a sledding apparatus in hand, enough’s enough! Braving the winter weather, however, to maintain certain routines is critical not only to our own wellness, but the health of the businesses we depend upon. Here’s some perspective from Keeley Mitchell of ZiLiving on what businesses can do, too, to keep clients comfortable and coming back through the cold!

How My Yoga Practice Got Me Through the Holidays

How often have you heard the importance of continuing your practice when life gets chaotic? As we head into this holiday season, I’ve been reflecting on this time last year. Life was upside down for me late 2017, and I truly believe had it not been for my practice, my path would have looked much […]

Practicing Presence This Holiday Season

For many people, the holiday season represents happy times spent with family and friends eating delicious food and exchanging gifts. For me, it’s an ongoing assignment of practicing presence. I’d be lying if I told you that seeing certain family members doesn’t flood back memories of less than tactful things said to me. One of my re-occurring […]

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