Category: Yoga

A couple weeks ago I returned to my Thursday afternoon painting class, an outlet I always realize I miss very much after my teacher, Joan, closes our sessions down for the summer and during the holiday season. I felt the same mix of relief and relaxation spark up as I started working again on this painting […]

When I turned 34 I got a tattoo. My life had been transformed by yoga, Buddhism and Eastern thought, and I felt powerfully drawn to the symbol of the lotus flower and it’s story. I wanted to carry it with me always. A lotus flower lives below the water’s surface, roots resting deep in mud. Each […]

I’m not a person who doesn’t mind doing nothing sometimes. I usually find it easy, sitting for awhile, idle, content just to be. But often my mind keeps on running around, thinking of this or that, projects I want to undertake. Many times it starts in on trying to plan for or anticipate the uncharted future, […]

Discovering the book The Artist’s Way can be life-changing. It outlines a basic 12-step program to uncover blocks and help free creativity. There is a spiritual although not religious connotation to the book, which might bother some people but that I found completely in line with my own feelings. A few years ago I attended a workshop at […]