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When saying ‘no’ is the best way to say ‘yes’

When saying ‘no’ is the best way to say ‘yes’   Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is say no. This morning, after two-and-a-half-years teaching my 8:30 a.m. peaceful yoga class, I slept in. Another lovely teacher took over my class after I realized earlier this month that I had to let it go....

Why you don’t need to ‘make time’ to do yoga

Why you don’t need to ‘make time’ to do yoga   Some people like to come to their mat and just do. I’m not one of them. When I attend a yoga class that’s devoid of a dharma talk or connection to intention, I quickly become so distracted by its absence that I forget to be present. Sometimes, I...

Reclaim happiness in the here and now

Reclaim happiness in the here and now   “Don’t let nobody ever tell you that it couldn’t be done / Don’t let nobody ever tell you that we couldn’t be one.” – “Hey Hey Hey” by Michael Franti & Spearhead This past week, I spent a day with my good...

The simplest way to a joyful life

The simplest way to a joyful life   I sat down to meditate recently and my dog Willow wasn’t having it. First, she restlessly paced the room, stopping to lick my hand and dig her nose into my leg. Then she positioned herself in front of me and started woofing under her breath. It’s a...

How to recover from life’s most dangerous emotion

How to recover from life’s most dangerous emotion   There are some moments in life that take our breath away. Unfortunately, not all those moments are of the “I’m so happy” kind. Sometimes, the breath leaves the body and in its wake arrives all of the emotions we spend so much time trying to...