Be Here Now is a square purple book published in 1971. Somehow during my early school days, I got a copy of it in my search for what life is about and for the meaning of it all.  All these years later, I finally get it. I get what “be here now” meant—to me anyway.

Being here now, in whatever you’re doing or not doing, makes what you’re doing or not doing so much more stable, so much more meaningful, so much more peaceful. For example, if you show up for a yoga class because you want to take classes to feel better and move but when you get to the mat in your home with the video on, you’re distracted. Repeating “be here now” over and over again brings your world only to the mat right there, right then. And you can just focus and be with

Our heart is at the center of our being human. In the heart is where our deepest thoughts, intuitions, emotions and decisions find their source. We often fail to know our hidden centers and so we live and die without knowing who we really are. Have you ever looked into the mirror and asked yourself, “who am I?” 

You are not the body, you are not your mind, you are not your title such as wife, husband, mother, father, sister, brother, friend, etc.  You are so much more. This past weekend, I

One of my favorite poems by St. Francis of Assisi is “A Kind Face.” It has been a powerful and uplifting source of encouragement in these times of unrest. We never know the struggles of another person, so being kind and compassionate is a gift to others. I beg you all to be kind to one another. Words can be used in a positive, encouraging way or they could cut through like a sword. One kind word, one kind face, one kind act could make all the difference in one’s life.

A Kind Face by St

Celebrate this, your moment of being alive. 

Looking back on the past four months, I have moments of disbelief. How could all of this have happened? How many people have been directly affected? How heavy is the collective grief? And no matter how much we try, conversations always turn back to this new reality and the uncertainty of the immediate future. There were many more stories of “silver linings” when we were in the thick of it here, which really brought hope and momentary relief day by

Once upon a time, a Native American elder was telling his grandson a story of two wolves that live in each one of us and wage a daily struggle for dominance in our lives. One wolf is filled with love, joy, hope, peace, gratitude, optimism, generosity, understanding, humility, kindness, truth, faith, and compassion. The other is a reflection of bitterness, envy, anger, sorrow, guilt, greed, arrogance, self-pity, inferiority, lies, ego, selfishness, and judgment.

Their struggle is constant

Our yoga studies teach us about the “chakras” or energy centers that are aligned vertically along the spine and emanate rays of light - colors of the rainbow. (Like the colors on the wall from the sun going through a clear prism.) Each one has a different meaning, issue associated with it, affirmation, etc. The qualities of our thoughts directly affect how the chakras function, affecting our physical, mental and emotional health.

Repeating positive affirmations associated with the “chakras”

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