This way? Or that way?

Each and every day we make hundreds of decisions. From simple decisions of what to eat for dinner, when to merge onto a road, what to wear, to more complex decisions like a job change, a move, leaving or creating a relationship. Many of my friends are making some complex decisions now, retiring from jobs they’ve […]

Dig …

Wow, those of us here on Long Island had a blizzard of a day yesterday and many of us are still digging our way out. We are not only digging our way out of the heavy snow accumulation, but we are still digging our way out of where the Omicron variant has sent us over this […]

Mindfulness …

I often speak about mindfulness in my classes and even in these emails. Yesterday, we lost one of the pioneers of the concept of mindfulness in the Western world, Thich Nhat Hanh, often referred to as the “father of mindfulness”. As a monk ordained when he was 16, he spent nearly eighty years spreading the Buddhist tenets of […]

Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear …

As we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tomorrow, there are many different characteristics his memory invokes for me but what I remember most is courage. As you know, this year is all about resilience and one of the qualities that strongly contributes to building resilience is courage. Each one of us has all […]

Resilience …

I left you with a cliffhanger last week! If you haven’t attended any of my classes, those of you still anxiously waiting to find out what my 2022 word of the year is, the word is resilience. Resilience is our ability to successfully adapt to adversity, to recover or adjust to challenges and change. Of course, […]

Welcome, 2022!

Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year! As we start 2022, this new year is a blank canvas offering you a fresh start. You can imprint this blank canvas right now with what you desire and hope for in this new year. It’s quite simple. Each year, for the past 12 years, instead of setting […]

Goodbye, 2021 …

As this is my last Sunday email for 2021, it is only natural to look back and reflect on the year behind us. It started out with a glimmer of hope that COVID would be behind us and that life would return to “normal” as vaccines were being distributed on a wide scale and then the […]

Community …

I speak about community a lot in my classes, and in these reflections, because it is so important. This past weekend at my son’s wedding, I experienced a community of his friends coming together to excitedly celebrate with a couple who had waited a long time for their wedding day to come, and what a community […]

Celebrate life & party accordingly …

As many of you know, I celebrated my son’s wedding this past weekend. It was a long-awaited event having been initially scheduled for July 2020, then March 2021, and, finally, December 11, 2021. After all the COVID related delays, it was an epic celebration! They had been engaged for such a long time that a sign upon entering […]

Expand your energy …

One of my favorite things about this practice of yoga is its ability to give us energy and make us feel healthier, happier and more vibrant. Who doesn’t need energy at this time of year??? Even when we come to our mat tired or worried, anxious or feeling blah, this practice seems to offer our body […]