What Mask Do You Wear?

In Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom, yoga teacher Colleen Saidman Yee writes in a line that gets to the raw heart of authenticity: The term Satya means “truthfulness” in Sanskrit. So many of us are lying to ourselves; we’re putting...

Stepping out of last year's story

I keep seeing stories on wellness and yogi websites about the importance of dropping stories. I’ve said it myself in class. And while it’s what we all want, it’s really hard to actually do. Stories are insidious. We bury them deep within ourselves as...

How to Leap Into the Unknown

“you’re going to get stuck…can you stay creative in that stuck place?” In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali lists 9 obstacles along the way as we move toward our goals. One of them is lethargy, that heavy stuck feeling. I like how this scientist views...

Here and Now

I graduated from college in 3 1/2 years. I say this only to show how anxious I have lived most of my life. I’ve sat on the edge of my seat looking ahead at what could be, maybe, if I hoped enough, if I proved to be good enough, if I worked hard enough, if I was lucky...