How You’re Standing In Your Own Way With Love, and What You Can Do About It

Does it have to be so hard to find love? Last week I started working with Laurie, a new client, who came to me with a complaint that I hear very often: “Why is it so hard to find love?  I’ve been [...]

5 minute Candlelight Meditation

From my friends at Half Moon.

Five Yoga Poses in Five Minutes to Fight Depression

You feel heavy, dull, tired. Maybe it’s gray outside (or, if you live in the pacific northwest, maybe it’s been gray and dark for weeks). Perhaps a life event (sickness, heartbreak, [...]

Slow Down: How Yin and Restorative Yoga Can Help You Beat Stress

I honestly don’t know where I’d be if the practice of yoga hadn’t entered into my life when it did. I was unknowingly walking around in a perpetual state of fight-or-flight for [...]

Six Weeks To Self Love: The Illuminated Woman

My client Julia called me yesterday in despair. “I promised to make big changes in my life this year. I was so excited and motivated on January 1 ! Now only 2 weeks later I’ve basically thrown [...]

6 Fitness Exercises People Can Easily Do On Their Way to Work

The journey to work starts the moment you step out of bed. I’m not going to tell you to do a 5-10 min “wake up” workout. I know that is a not a sustainable practice for most people who work full [...]

How Meditation Helped Me Through Addiction Recovery

Overcoming addiction is singlehandedly the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Through addiction and recovery, I learned more about myself than I ever thought possible. I learned that my [...]

Five Poses For Desk Jockies

This is for all the desk jockeys out there. You know who you are. Your days are spent in front of a computer – you’ve likely got tight hips, a sore low back, rounded shoulders, neck pain, [...]

A moment with Gil Hedley

Gil Hedley has been leading instructional and inspirational human dissections for over twenty years and is a thought leader in integrative human anatomy. A self-described “somanaut” [...]

Why you should go sugarfree

You may have heard, sugar sucks for you. Sugar has been linked to obesity and bad cholesterol, which has been linked to an increased chance of cancer. And while researchers are usually cautious [...]

Clean up your skin products for the New Year

Health-conscious readers, check it out! Skin products – makeup, body care, sunscreen – can be a sneaky source of toxins and chemicals. And here we are, applying them directly on our [...]

Embrace the dark: a solstice invitation

You may not know this about me, but I used to be a witch. When I lived in New York City, I was part of a coven. Every Monday night, a group of eight of us would meet in the upstairs room of a [...]

Is Yoga really good for your back?

I hear this question a lot as a physiotherapist. The people who ask me this question range from the skeptical gym rat to the seasoned yoga enthusiasts. Generally speaking, my answer is yes! In a [...]

Yoga and Ayurveda: Synergy for Harmony

Yoga was introduced to the West in late 19th century and has been since eagerly adopted by a very receptive audience. Despite the huge popularity of yoga, its medicinal counterpart Ayurveda, was [...]

What to Buy For your Yogi Friend This Holiday Season

Have a yogi friend that you want to do something special for? I love Half Moon Yoga Products; I’ve been using their stuff for years. Great quality, competitive pricing (even better with the [...]

Does fasting prolong your life?

Traditional religious practices in Christianity, Buddhism, Islam have all included fasting (Karras et al., 2016). In yoga, fasting is a pillar of the philosophical principle of sauca, or [...]

How to stay healthy while travelling

I love travelling. But I don’t always like its impact on my body. While travelling can create novel opportunities for exercise (ie: sightseeing a new city, doing a vacation sport like [...]

How to beat insomnia

Did you know that an estimated 10% of Americans suffer from chronic insomnia, which can greatly impact the quality life?  Benefits of a good night’s rest include having a better mood, [...]

Five poses to practice on Thanksgiving

It’s US Thanksgiving, time for turkey and thankfulness! But you don’t have to be slurping stuffing (or even be celebrating the holiday, oh my Canadian brethren) to take this as an [...]

Steps for a recovering perfectionist

Are you a recovering perfectionist? Here are some clues that you may be in this camp (with me, I might add): you need (NEED) to make all the fonts match in your writing you have to clean your [...]