Power of the Mantra

As Sally Kempton explains, “The ‘I am’ mantra is the articulated expression of the self.” • Mantras are a form of meditation. I look at them as a meditation “tool.” They can be as simple as one word, or a short phrase. • So, why is practicing them so powerful? ..Continue Reading

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot?

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot?

We’re right in the midst of Pitta Season – and it seems like it has been extra hot this year! Pitta is one of the three doshas in Ayurvedic medicine. The Pitta dosha has the elements of fire and water – and it includes characteristics of hot, oily, liquid and ..Continue Reading

Find The Flow

Find The Flow

Flow vs. resistance: If you’re trying to “make” something happen in your life right now and it feels like sooooo much effort, that nothing is going as hoped – this is the time to “find the flow” and move away from the resistance. My wisdom teacher taught me that our ..Continue Reading

Try Asking 'Why Not Me?' (Instead)

Try Asking ‘Why Not Me?’ (Instead)

It’s so easy to fall into that “Why Me?” place when life is not going as planned. But what if, instead, you started asking yourself, “Why Not Me?” It’s normal to feel sad and angry (and have a bit of a pity party) when you’re not getting what you want. ..Continue Reading

"We Started Out Fine..."

“We Started Out Fine…”

We LOVE this quote and how it so eloquently captures the essence of the Spiritual Journey!! We start out as our “divine” selves. Then we learn all of the “shoulds”, fears, and so on from our families, friends, society, etc., that lead us to shame, self-doubt, avoidance, loss of intuition ..Continue Reading

"Active" Cobbler's Pose variation

For the 2-Week Wait: Supta Baddha Konasana (“Active” Cobbler’s Pose) Variation

“Active” Cobbler’s Pose variation (Supta Baddha Konasana in Sanskrit) is an excellent pose to help stretch the psoas at the lowest attachment, open up the groins and soften the connective tissue in and around the pelvis (including the reproductive organs). It also helps to “neutralize” the lower back and hips ..Continue Reading

A Defeat for the Ego

A Defeat for the Ego

Words of wisdom from Carl Jung! Your ego (the “little self”) learned its rules (“shoulds”) in childhood and it tries to protect you from feeling pain – fear, sadness, shame, etc. Because we don’t like to be uncomfortable, we often choose to avoid pain (via denial or any other escape-avoidance ..Continue Reading

They Told Me I Would Never Get Pregnant... This Was The One Thing That Worked.

They Told Me I Would Never Get Pregnant… This Was The One Thing That Worked.

What Women Aren’t Talking About Just Might Be The Key To Conception. by Claudia Melatini | Thrive Global | July 9, 2018 Kumhui, a sophisticated woman of forty, sits opposite a video camera on a sweltering Los Angeles day. Seven months pregnant, her calm demeanor conceals the struggle she went ..Continue Reading

"Legs Us The Wall" Pose

Viparita Karani (“Legs Up the Wall” Pose)

“Legs Up the Wall” pose (Viparita Karani in Sanskrit) is considered a jewel for women as is allows the blood to slowly pool into the low belly, calms the nervous system and cools the body. It can be modified – as shown in this picture – to be performed in ..Continue Reading

The Ugly Truth on Getting Pretty!

The Ugly Truth on Getting Pretty!

Who doesn’t want to show off a great pedicure, especially now that’s it’s summertime! The ugly truth is that, whether you’re trying to get pregnant or not, your daily body and beauty products may be negatively impacting your health (including your fertility)! I’m including a link to an article describing ..Continue Reading