Life Flows If you Let It: One person’s experience after RCFY Teacher Training

 "Since returning home from Radiant Child Family Yoga Teacher Training, I have deepened my daily yoga and meditation practice.  It seems funny to even call it a daily practice; it’s more like it spreads through and penetrates my days and who I am.  Rising earlier in the morning and creating more diverse and varied practices, then [...]

Every Emotion Has a Shelf-Life

A recent email conversation I had with a friend and teacher of Radiant Child Yoga went like this: Her: There was a short delay in finishing our project, because I had a car accident more than a week ago and I had to recover a little and rest. Sorry about the delay. Me: How are you? [...]

Mary Oliver’s Shiva

For Joci and Karim, with love...which is the same as healing. Shiva Shiva, pretend you are with me as the doe in her summer red coat tiptoes       down                through the pines                           and [...]

Aretha, I love you

It's been a long while since there's been a post.  Today is the right day for it.  It started when I read an article that my husband pointed out to me in the New Yorker magazine (April 4, 2016). The article is Soul Survival:  The revival and hidden treasure of Aretha Franklin. The article was [...]

Sadhana Practice: Living in Awe and Grace

It is surprising to me the lessons that Sadhana--daily spiritual practice-- has birthed into my life. I learned to prefer myself. I learned to take the time and give myself the gift of minutes. I also learned grace. I learned there would be days I could make my practice longer, and add tune in, warm [...]

Uncommon Help for the Common Cold

Having not had so much as a cold for several years, I was surprised to find myself wake up the other day with a sore throat, which has been my warning signal since I was a child. The sore throat quickly turned into a heavy feeling in the sinuses, followed by a tickling feeling in [...]

Head Full of Amazement

Slowing down and knowing what is really important is the most important thing I am learning.  Along the road on this journey I am constantly dumping stuff along the road, things like-- "I should be doing work instead of enjoying myself." and "People are going to think I am having an on-going senior moment."  Crash, [...]

A Love Affair with Dolphins

Right now I am in Kona, Hawaii. It is a gorgeous day, as every day seems to be here. I am on a spiritual tour, swimming with dolphins each day, guided by meditations created by spiritual helper, Bashar. While I am finding the group fun, and the meditations deep, my experience of spending days on [...]

Age of Inclusivity

Think of your mind as a triangle.  There's the two lower corners that represent the polarity of negative and positive perspective. There is a sense of exclusivity in this perspective--it is either one thing or another, and never the two shall meet! Then there is the top point of the triangle that is the higher [...]

Lessons to–and from–Cockatiels

Everything applies to everything else. Birds are birds, but they are living beings as we are living beings. And so, feel free to substitute the word "people" for "birds" in the lessons learned in the experience I am about to tell you. What we label “trauma” is everywhere. When it is seen as trauma, it [...]