The Dance of Attachment and Aversion

Ah, fall…here she comes! Am I ready?   This last weekend I was out camping and it was so clear that the summer is coming to a close here in Central Oregon. Beautifully.   The smoke had cleared quite a bit. The sky was an amazing blue. I noticed the sun...

How’s Your Soul-Shine?

I keep running into friends and old students and have heard many times now, “You look so happy and rested!”   Of course, Facebook and blog posts only show part of what is real but the truth is I do feel rested and I can honestly say that I am happier...

Letting Nature Be with Me

A few weeks ago some friends of mine came to visit from the Midwest and we took them rafting on our beautiful Deschutes river. It was so fun to share the beauty of Central Oregon with them and for all of us to be outside for several days, rafting, camping and enjoying...

The soothing balm of Nature

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Oregon’s Painted Hills and the Fossil Beds at John Day. I was last there almost 20 years ago and am so happy I went back! As we were traveling I was thinking about how nice it was to be heading out to explore...

What will you do with all this light?

Today is the Spring Equinox – the time when the sun is aligned with the earth’s equator making the day and night equal in duration……. It is a time of balance and awakening!   We see this in the light in the morning sky, the extended length of...

We need to talk….

Like me, you may have noticed what a crazy place the world seems right now. If you listen to the news or are on social media you are bombarded with information, images and opinions… you may feel sad, angry, helpless, hopeless and even, as one of my students...

Get Strong by Being Soft

Strong, Supple AND Soft! That’s what possible with the right kind of yoga practice! Yoga can be a very balanced exercise routine – given the right approach it can even be cardiovascular! But often times those very practices that get your heart rate up, also...

Healing with Trees

One of my favorite things to do is to get out and hike.                 Even in the city I can find a patch of forest and immediately feel renewed. There is something so healing about walking on dirt, needles and leaves and being under the cover of those amazing,...

Living the Questions

Recently I have heard a similar query from several students and a couple of friends as well. It goes something like this: “I just don’t know what I am doing right now. It         seems like there is something I  should do but I am         overwhelmed...

The New Moon and Space….

Yesterday was the new moon and I am still playing with what my intentions are for these next couple of weeks as that reflective light comes back. It is said that intentions consciously set and spoken aloud within 24 hours of the new moon, are empowered by the moon’s...