There’s No Place Like Home

I went away for a long weekend to a retreat in Palm Springs. Aside from the sweltering heat (got up to 122 degrees!), it was a nice way to recharge and unwind. Being around other creatives in an unstructured setting was refreshing. I felt accepted and welcomed from the start. However, no amount of cool can […]

10 Ways to Break Mindless Eating

Mindfulness and eating habits are a great combination. Of course you want to be aware of what you are eating, right? I’m talking about the mindless hand-to-mouth eating we do sitting in front of the computer, watching movies, and mingling at social gatherings. The mindfulness comes in when eating becomes overindulging. Our tummies have a maximum […]

You Are Not Who You Think You Are

We’ve all been conditioned to think about life and situations in certain ways. We may have been told that we are dominated by the left brain or the right brain, the “creative” or the “logical.” Some of us have been told that we have a Type A personality, that we are “competitive, aggressive, and ambitious” […]

Life is a Process, Not a Series of Goals

In a go-go world, we get caught up in the tailspin of chasing after a job promotion, marking off items on our to-do list, running errands, and doing household chores — all for a sense of completion, relaxation, and peace of mind. Too often, our satisfaction is delayed, stalled, or sometimes never comes because of […]

Shirodhara: The Ultimate Spa Treatment

When my friends told me about this massage where they drip oil on your head, I wasn’t sold until I heard their impressive revelations. One of my friends saw Jesus. Another said her wrinkles went away. One woman received a powerful premonition that saved her from an unhealthy relationship. My curiosity was piqued – Tibetan Shirodhara here I come! What […]

Peeling Back the Layers

You probably already have a good idea of what needs improvement in your life. Knowing what your problems are, or becoming more self-aware, is the first step in changing habits or behaviors. Even though you may be aware of your problems, it’s important to pry deeper to uncover the root of of these matters through […]

Yoga in Bed: 8 Poses to Unwind from the Day

Treat yourself to a few minutes of quiet time and gentle yoga at the end of the day. Yoga helps settle the mind and relax the body, and it can be done in the comfort of your own bed and pajamas. Before you get under the sheets, try these simple yet calming yoga poses to get […]