Hello friends. Happy July! I hope summer is treating everyone well. I’m fortunate to have just returned from a retreat at the treasured Hui Ho’olana in Molokai, Hawaii with my dear teacher, mentor and friend Flint Sparks and one of the best teachers of mindful movement and embodied experience I know, Donna Martin. I’m so… Read More

It’s official – a year from TODAY, May 22, 2018 my first book, Here We Grow: Mindfulness through the Big C will be published! Ever since I can remember I’ve had a dream of writing a book. This however is not the book I dreamed about writing. But life conspired with the universe and invited… Read More

May Meditation Awareness Month

That’s right, evidently May is Meditation Awareness Month. In all fairness, May also celebrates Mother’s Day, National Burger Awareness Month, Memorial Day, and my Dad’s birthday. I couldn’t find any hard data about May Meditation Awareness Month, but I love a good alliteration and was looking for some inspiration for my May newsletter, so decided… 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

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

This week’s mindfulness booster is inspired by one of my favorite teachers Sharon Salzberg where she articulated the act of voting as the ultimate expression in compassion. She says: I believe voting is a great privilege and that civic participation can be thought of as an expression of mindfulness and compassion. In fact, voting seems… Read More

Resources for those newly diagnosed with cancer

In case you missed the pink memo, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is always a confusing time for me. Even before I was diagnosed with breast cancer, the pink frenzy of October sent me into a tailspin. While I will always be an advocate of raising awareness, the flurry of fashion, foodie, and… Read More

Tips and Resources For Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients

There is really nothing that can prepare you for a cancer diagnosis. It is a shocking and momentary devastation that is overwhelming on so many different levels for both the individual and their families. Prior and post to my own cancer diagnoses, I have been on the other side of this disease as I have… Read More

Tips for being reflective

I love this time of year. The air turns crisp (or crispish in Texas), cozy sweaters and jackets come out of the closet, and the leaves start to change colors and fall, teaching us an important lesson of the Fall Equinox – surrender and letting go. As my teacher Sarah Mclean explains: The word equinox… Read More

One of the primary hurdles for people looking to start a meditation practice is finding a location and time of day that works for them. I’m a big believer that there is no size fits all when it comes to cultivating a daily meditation practice. But I can tell you, that by far, one of… Read More