say yes to life anyway

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. -Viktor Frankl Like all of us, I try to get my head/heart around recent terror attacks, and all the violence in the Holy Land. I […]

stress tips I gave the J-post

Here is an excerpt with a few of my top stress tips that I gave to Tracey Shipley of the Jerusalem Post. Tracey came to my yoga class and consulted with me about how parents can deal with stress. “Our teacher, Dr. Kim Hershorn, is the creator of the Life-Tuning Process, which she describes as […]

Take Time to Play

Take time out to play. Play is so important for our well-being. It’s not just something that children need to learn and grow. It’s good for all of us. I have been reading a lot about play and was fascinated when I found Dr. Stuart Brown’s TED lecture. Brown founded the National Institute for Play, […]

Stretch from Inside-Out

For more flexibility of body, mind and spirit, it is important to allow for it, rather than trying to make it happen. This is the difference between active and passive stretching as I practice it. In an active stretch, we physically push the body to be more flexible or to sustain a certain desired position […]

Breathe Deeply

My new  friend, Rosemary MacGregor, owner of The Mango Tree Spa, recently gave me a lesson on deep abdominal breathing. I thought I had it down from all my work in yoga and Pilates, but I was reminded that, actually, we never have anything “down”. Rosemary has a BA in speech and hearing therapy, RN […]

Let Love Be Your Foundation

Now that 2012 is here, so many people are talking about how it is a time of transition. A lot are into some pretty freaky ideas about where we’re heading. Whatever the truth is about where we are historically or even cyclically, we are definitely living a pretty fascinating period of cultural change and upheaval. […]