What We CAN do to Help Battle Cancer

When I see the word “cancer,” I see the word CAN first. That is how I am surviving cancer. Everyday, I find different answers to the question, what CAN I do? As someone… Continue reading

The F Word ~ Forgiveness

Today I am going to use the “F” word a lot. It’s one of my favorite words.  I am dropping the “F” bomb of ‘forgiveness’.  Look out North Korea, you’re not the only… Continue reading

Spring Cleaning for Body, Mind, Spirit

By the end of winter, my Virginia roots are fully in seasonal affective disorder and have me feeling grizzly and wanting to hibernate. I feel cold, brittle, and fragile to the core. All… Continue reading

Meditation at Work

Most of us are not  yoga teachers or guide meditations for a living, but taking a few moments to meditate at work no matter what your profession, could boost productivity. It might not… Continue reading

Candle Meditation

The candle meditation is a useful meditation technique because it gives you something physical on which to focus. It can be done as a full meditation or as a warm up for a… Continue reading

Japa Mala / Mantra Meditation

This is a basic meditation in which you can use mala beads (or just a regular yoga strap moved in small increments) to focus your mind on a mantra. Sit comfortably in sukhasana… Continue reading

A Walking Meditation for the First Day of Spring

Walking Meditation — from Jack Kornfield When You Walk, Just Walk The natural ease of walking can be used as a direct and simple way to bring centeredness and peace into our life.… Continue reading


The practice of Metta meditation is a beautiful support to other awareness practices. One recites specific words and phrases evoking a “boundless warm-hearted feeling.” The strength of this feeling is not limited to… Continue reading

Gratitude: A Guest Post from Katie G.

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a… Continue reading

Getting It Done — Meditation Multi Tasking

Desperado: Why don’t you come to your senses… in the bathtub? This meditation may not be regulation- I don’t think you will find it in the in the zen master handbook…but as I… Continue reading