Structure or a blank slate?Tell me, are you the type of person that likes to have a structured schedule with time set aside in chunks to complete the tasks of your day, or do you prefer a wide open schedule with a loose idea of the things...

Jiddu KrishnamurtiI picked a book off my bookshelf this morning, a collection of writings and talks by J. Krishnamurti, a late 19th, early 20th century philosopher/mystic/teacher. Interestingly, Krishnamurti's origins are in theosophy, a western occultist religious movement that he, as a boy, was groomed as a...

Let's begin with a quote"To me, the grounds for hope are simply that we don't know what will happen next, and that the unlikely and the unimaginable transpire quite regularly...

Surprised I'm not a chill person?A couple weeks ago we had some new friends over, friends we met through one of the yoga studios I work at, one of whom is familiar with the De(Stress) class series curriculum I'm bringing to the studio later this...

“Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.” -Honoré de BalzacLoneliness and SolitudeI'm thinking about the differences between loneliness and solitude right now. The first thing that strikes me is how both feelings are driven by other people. Whether or...

Lately I’ve been thinking back on the process of healing I’ve been undergoing over the past few years. Although I maintain strong professional boundaries, the borders between what I do for work, what I’m interested in, and what I do for my own personal growth...

The word energy can mean a lot of things. Energy is the fuel we use to drive our cars, light our homes, and power our lives. Energy is lacking when we haven't gotten enough sleep and it's overwhelming when we're in the midst of a...

111 WeeksWith the fanfare of the last of the bathwater swirling down the drain, we say goodbye to the first ever Open Awareness Yoga free online yoga class, Tuesday Active Class.It lasted from March 17, 2020 through May 3, 2022. 111 weeks, from the very...

Morning ObservationsI was watching our tiny kitty Fiona do some lickins this morning (lick herself, for those of you not versed in the irritatingly saccharin language of catspeak) and it made me wonder how she knows where to lick.There doesn't appear to be a logic to her choice...