Women who Rest with the Wolves

I am about to embark on my next teaching of Limitless Self: Yoga Nidra, which I have taught many times before.  Fall/Winter is an especially wonderful time to do it as the days grow shorter and the nights, longer.  Our bodies natural rhythms are in tune with the diminishing daylight and our nervous system lets us know we may need more rest.     It’s a bit counterintuitive to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, but it is important […]

Breaking the Inner Glass Ceiling

Glass Ceiling – Def. an unofficially acknowledged barrier to advancement in a profession, especially affecting women and members of minorities.   Reading this definition made me remember all of the times I was professionally passed over because of my sex or my age. “An unofficially acknowledged barrier to advancement…” The countless hours I spent frustrated, angry, disappointed. I knew I was valuable to them, that I did good work, and that my performance reviews were exceptional. It was comfortable for […]

‘I Don’t Know’ as a Portal to Wisdom

Most of us have a tremendous amount of fear around saying ‘I don’t know.’  There has probably been more than one time in your life when you’ve felt shame for not knowing the answer to something.  As a young woman I had a fear of raising my hand in class even if I was 90% sure of the correct answer or that my question would be received as a “good” one.  What are we afraid of when we don’t know […]

Face Your Dragon: Energy

Rest & Renewal Spring always sparks joy for me and this spring I am especially excited about a training I offer which really speaks to energy as the gold we’ve all been in search of. I recently came to the end of my Limitless Self yoga nidra program which focuses on getting more deep rest in your life in order to fuel your deepest desires. (Sounds good, huh?) It’s deliciously passive work and results in far more restoration and energy […]

Face Your Dragon: Audacity

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. ~ Henry David Thoreau   Audacity is a word I never heard used much aside from Barack Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. I remember thinking at the time, “why is hope audacious?” I had only ever heard the word used to describe rude or disrespectful behavior — which is, in fact, one of its […]

Face Your Dragon: Agency

I just finished teaching, alongside David Kaar, our first 7-week Face Your Dragon program online. We have taught this class in person but this was our first time teaching it since the pandemic began. I was hesitant and nervous not knowing how it would translate in an online format, but it turned out even better than I hoped for!   This course deep dives into shifting the energy that holds us back from our true desires, and watching the transformation […]

Daring to Rest…and Rise

In June, I posted a blog entitled, “A Well-Rested Woman” about my Limitless Self ~ Daring to Rest Yoga Nidra program. It was a wonderful journey with these women. Their shares affirmed what I already knew about this program — it gives permission to rest your body and mind in order to get quiet. When we do this we discover our “soul whispers” around our life’s purpose. Limitless Self ~ Daring to Rest takes you through three phases: Rest, Release, […]

The Secret of Manifestation

  “What you put your attention on grows.”~ Deepak Chopra   We are manifesting throughout our entire lives though we often overlook the small manifestations that we create daily. For example, an individual manifestation might be doing poorly on an exam because of the fear we generated in advance about not doing well. Or the vision of owning a home and seeing ourselves over and over again in that home until we ultimately own it. Manifestations can occur whether we […]

Optimism and Gratitude

I’ve been thinking a lot about Thanksgiving this year.  It’s normally such a festive time, gathering my friends and family around me for wonderful food and a feeling of appreciation and gratitude.  The holiday season, in general, gives me hope and optimism.  This year, it’s a little bit of a struggle, as I will not gather with my family. My appreciation for optimistic people is enormous, especially those who can remain optimistic in the face of what we are experiencing […]

It’s worth (not)doing

It seems to be an American value, or at least a western one, that we always must be accomplishing something in order to be worthy. Someone once told me I had a Ph.D. in GSD (getting s%&$ done). I had a belief that if I stopped “doing” I wouldn’t be valued. This belief was confirmed when I met a woman who had three very successful adult children. She spoke about her son who had scored a 1600 on his SATs […]