Dear Creator

Dear Creator, who travels through the planet, the oceans and the atmosphere which pulsates within the heart of every atom. Make the breath flow throughout the universe with every body of water across plains and plateaus. Through every plant and every tree in constant flow is the river of life. No matter the strength of […]

Stay Inspired in 2013!

This time of year, my Pilates studio becomes filled to the brim with clients seeking to accomplish their New Year’s resolutions. From big weight loss plans to crazy diets to huge athletic goals, I see it all when it comes to those big ideas. But within two weeks of the first of the year, those […]

Resolutions vs. Intentions

The new year often opens with a resolve for healthier living. How do we make these changes? With one sneaker in the gym and a bare foot in the yoga studio, I observe two different approaches to self improvement. The fitness folks emphasize goals like losing 15 pounds or running a marathon. Goals provide measurable […]

The Power of a Smile

The power of a smile fortifies the mind under stress. The power of a smile has its effects on the human body. Everything about this human body can radiate the energy of peace. The power of thought can make us live or die. The power of our thoughts can make us live a happy, healthy […]

Nurture Your Intentions

You have set your New Year’s intention, now how about some tools to help give your Heart’s Desire wings to fly into reality? I like to use a garden metaphor because your dreams and intentions are like seeds that need to be planted, nourished, and taken care of until you harvest them. Follow these tips […]

Moving Forward

If you take a moment to look around you and really consider the lives of the people with whom you live, work, exercise, worship, and interact with in any form on any regular basis, chances are good that there is someone close by with an incredible story of hope. Someone who was living a seemingly […]

Finish Strong Like a Kid

Something about the holiday season makes me want to put on fleece pajamas and a pair of fuzzy slippers and slide around on the hardwood floor. You, too? The smell of popcorn and cinnamon coupled with an early evening showing of the Grinch, Frosty, Rudolph or The Christmas Story (you know that great movie that […]

Pledge to Finish Strong

It’s the end of the year.  We are wrapping up another successful Girls on the Run season, thanks to the 47,000 plus volunteers who help bring this organization to life for so many across North America. We have also enjoyed an incredibly successful partnership with Athleta.  I had the privilege to meet with the Athleta […]

Winter Wonderland in Your Body & Mind

I love winter so much, but as the season approaches (wow!) I have really felt the change. What I adore about winter is also what makes it a challenging time for all of us. I love that winter teaches me about impermanence. Everything that was once luscious and green is now dead or dying off. […]

Dream Believe Achieve

If you were to see me in the grocery store or at the soccer field, you would probably peg me as just one more beleaguered soccer mom. You’d be partly correct. It would only be on closer inspection that you might notice the well-defined calf muscles from logging hundreds of miles pounding the pavement or […]