Five Free/ Cheap Ways to Give this Holiday Season

Every year, when the holidays roll around, I find myself caught up in a number of feelings.  First, I feel excitement at remembering the joy of the season, the delight of making hand-crafted gifts, the rush of giving thoughtful presents and presence, and the excitement of remembering my favorite songs, foods, and traditions.  I also…

Finding Peace Inside & Out

Often times, when we contemplate “world peace,” we think about beauty queens attempting to articulate their deepest hopes and dreams for a live audience and panel of judges; we think of a cessation of war; we think of justice and equality; we think of quiet leisure and stillness. Though peace comes up around holiday times, in…

If You’re Not Getting Stronger…

To become a yoga instructor, I went through my teacher training at Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center, in Richmond, VA.  I learned all about the history, philosophy, and asanas (poses).  As part of my training, I was required to observe a variety of levels of yoga classes.  One such class was a “Gentle Ageless” class,…

Making Mindfulness Affirmations

Have you heard of positive affirmations?  They are phrases to read/ say/ repeat to yourself to remind you of how great you are and encourage self-esteem, self-love, and self-healing.  In the last month or two, I have started sharing positive affirmations on Facebook and Twitter pages.  It started because a page I have followed for the last…