Do you control your breath or does it control you? The answer is: both. Breath is a unique biological function in that it occurs involuntarily, but can be manipulated through conscious effort. As part of my decade-long pursuit of greater peace of mind, I have engaged in mindfulness meditation exercises focusing on the breath. This … Continue reading The Secret to Peace of Mind: The Breath
Over the past decade I have read books and attended seminars about healing one's inner child. One time in the preschool classroom where I work, I was reminded of this concept. A child was crying and we were all getting frustrated about how to calm him down. And I realized that if this child were … Continue reading Inner Child Work: It’s Not You, It Was the Group Setting
I made a website when I started my part-time nutrition private practice a few years ago. I had also made one years before that to be a platform for my yoga and Pilates teaching. I saw a website as validating who I was as a professional. And I didn't mind that it didn't get much … Continue reading Where Did My Nutrition Website Go?
I trained to become a yoga instructor in 2009 and 2010. I was practicing yoga, breathing exercises, and mindfulness meditation on an almost daily basis. Then I got injured at the end of 2011, and all that basically went out the window. Who wants to slow down and be in their body just so they … Continue reading Relearning Meditation at Life’s Transitions
In a previous post I discussed how I refrained from using my smartphone in the morning to stay focused. Well, since then, I have gone back to checking it sometimes in the morning. That, and, I often go on my laptop to send an email or write a blog post. Yesterday I edited a work … Continue reading Keeping Technology Out of My Morning Part 2