Having Thoughts in Meditation

One of the biggest misconceptions around meditation is that it is all about a zen moment of being completely calm and serene. While this certainly can happen, the truth is some meditations are really messy. As I've shared before, it's ok to have thoughts. It's the nature of the brain to have thoughts just as… Read More

I've dabbled in meditation and mindfulness practices for the last 20 years. It wasn't until about five years ago, when I was on the verge of burnout at my job, that I made the leap to cultivate a daily practice that fit my lifestyle. It started with a meditation training through The Chopra Center. It… Read More

My 4 year cancerversary

Hi sweet girl. Happy Valentine's Day! I remember this moment so clearly. You just had a biopsy and accidentally saw your breast cancer on the computer screen. Your initial instinct was to fight and flee, and then something kicked in - the reminder to breathe - in and out, in and out. You had just… Read More

Mindful Tips for January

Hello Friends. I hope you are embracing a mindful start to 2017. I don't know about you, but I find myself a bit disoriented and overwhelmed with the influx of energy that a new year brings and the massive waves of change that are prominent for so many of us at a personal, national and… Read More

Woo Woo To Do

Happy New Year! I have to confess - I have an aversion to new year's resolutions, especially since my cancer journey. Life is too short to be placing unrealistic expectations on myself which is usually coming from my ego anyways. I prefer to take a more emotive route - and focus on how I want… Read More

If you are seeking some mindfulness support through the holidays, I've gathered four of my free go-to guided meditations to manage holiday stress. Wishing you the most delightful holiday season. Remember to be kind to yourself and try to be present - it's the best give you can yourself and your loved ones. Happy Holidays… Read More

Holiday Self Care

Note: Originally posted on The Huffington Post Tis' the season of holiday JOY and OY. Sometimes, the plethora of events, obligations, and advanced pacing of the season can get the best of us. Below are a few tips to keep our body, mind and spirits in check so we can stay aligned with the true… Read More

5 Tips for Mindful Gift Giving

I love a good deal as much as the next person, but there is no denying the frenzy of holiday shopping can feel overwhelming. At the end of the day, this is a time of year where we can be reminded of the magic of the holidays and the central themes of giving, receiving, kindness… Read More

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it is an excellent reminder of the importance that gratitude can play in our lives. While gratitude is ideal to practice during the holidays, it can also serve as a powerful daily practice. Research shows that a regular practice of gratitude releases the “bliss” hormones oxytocin and dopamine which… Read More

Mindfully Managing Holiday Stress

I'm so excited to be offering this holiday inspired workshop in Austin at two convenient north and south locations. In this 90 minute workshop we will explore triggers that impact holiday stress, how the body responds to stress and why mindfulness can help us be better equipped to enjoy the holidays with family and friends… Read More