Looking for Beauty: Coober Pedy and the Breakaways

Looking for Beauty: Coober Pedy and the Breakaways

The desert has always stood out for me as inherently beautiful. Where some see flat, featureless landscapes devoid of greenery, I see subtle beauty and extraordinary adaptions for survival. For example, a cactus has developed needles instead of leaves to deal with a...

It’s Always Time for Mindfulness

Source: corporatefineart.com via Carolina on Pinterest   What do you think of when you think of the expression ‘defining moment’? A peak experience, or perhaps a monumental decision that might change the course of history? A less common but equally...
Yoga: On the Road

Yoga: On the Road

Have you ever packed your yoga mat for your travels and never unpacked it? I’ve schlepped mine around the U.S. for weeks at a time and barely used it. These are terrible admissions for a yoga teacher, and I know I’m in bad company when I admit it. On my...
A Leg Up for Your Yoga Practice

A Leg Up for Your Yoga Practice

Almost as much as I love teaching yoga, I love inspiring students to do home practice. My spirit soars when I hear that someone is gotten turned on enough to buy a yoga mat, remember the postures they learn in class, and even begin to bend the practices so that they...
Squirming

Squirming

I’m sitting here thinking about what to write, and it’s not coming easily, after having taken the night off yesterday. I excused myself because of attending an out-of-town wedding. But I’m not going to let myself wiggle out of this tonight because...

The Valley Of the Sun

Nestled among four mountain ranges, Tucson Arizona is beloved to me as I went to high school and university way back when. I formed my tastes for the desert, country and western music and mouth-watering Mexican food here. I misspent part of my younger years drinking...
Everything in Its Place

Everything in Its Place

When I first moved to Australia from the U.S., I was much more of a free spirit than I am now. I was a flight attendant for T.W.A. for three years before landing in Oz and I didn’t even quit the job; I just took a leave of absence in case I wanted to move back...

Defining Moments (Take Two)

Defining Moments (Take Two) We usually think of defining moments as peak experiences or monumental decisions that change our lives forever. A less common but equally justifiable view is that we are defined by many tiny moments occurring over time. Like the way...
The Domination of Opportunity

The Domination of Opportunity

A very long time ago, 25 years to be exact, I started to personal yoga practice, and pretty much since then, I’ve kept it up. My zest for it has ebbed and flowed along the way – that’s only natural – but I’m very grateful to have made...