Mother and daughter

Keep Calm and Enjoy the Little Things

Becoming a mother changes our lives forever and in a big way. We stop being the center of our world and our needs take the back seat. Although mothering comes with wonderful gifts, it can also be difficult because we need to sacrifice much, including our sleep, time, habits and other relationships. Even in close […]

When Action isn’t…An In-Depth Look into Thought and Action

As with all important subjects there are two realms in which we operate. The spiritual or psychological and the physical or material. Action is most typically a result of thought which is material… The result of stimulus combined with past programming that leads to outcome-based action. There is, however, another action which lies outside of […]

reading a book

“I’ve Outgrown Dostoevsky!” – Accepting a Happy Life

Big life changes, like loss of health, a job or a relationship, often make us reflect on the years leading toward those events: “Why did it occur? Did I see it coming? Was it my fault or was it meant to happen?” My divorce after a ten-year marriage threw me into the spiral of my […]

Anxiety – A Setback and a Comeback

Anxiety – A Setback and a Comeback  

Some days, you just have to accept that your disease is getting the better of you. You can work, you can fight, but it’s really just worse than you want it to be. At some point, the best thing to do is stop and accept what is happening to you. That might mean that you […]

The Practice of Practicing

The Practice of Practicing

After many years of yoga practice, I have come to a conclusion: It takes practice to fall in love, even with yoga. I began my yoga practice in New York City during the winter of 2008. One of the first people I met after moving into the city, was an intriguing man who had just […]

Hurry Up and Wait. Making Time to Meditate

Hurry Up and Wait. Making Time to Meditate.

In a world that pushes us to go and go and go, demands on our time are becoming greater. We’ve got to hurry up and get out the door to work only to sit and wait in traffic. We’ve got to rush through dinner to get the kids to soccer practice, where we have to […]

Planetary Retrogrades? Learn how to survive them!

Planetary Retrogrades? Learn how to survive them!

A “Retrograde” is when a planet appears to be moving backwards, for people living on Earth. When particular planets are in retrograde many believe this can influence how we feel because of their qualities. Understanding each Retrograde means you know what to avoid during that time. Below we explain what you can learn during a […]

Why Do I Keep Allowing the Wrong People into My Life?

Why Do I Keep Allowing the Wrong People into My Life?

Have you ever asked yourself why you “keep attracting the wrong people into your life”? Or why you do not attract the right people? Or why you are not attracting anyone at all? Or why you keep attracting wrong circumstances?… I have. Last time I received an indecent proposal, I was dumbstruck: “Why on earth […]

awakening through breast cancer

Awakening Through Breast Cancer

Eve Ensler, perhaps best known to the world for writing The Vagina Monologues, is now best known to me for writing In the Body of the World, a memoir about (in part) her uterine cancer. She writes: “What if… when you got sick you weren’t a stage but in a process. And cancer, just like […]

Creating Harmony Within; Balancing Body, Mind and Spirit JAY PEGS

Creating Harmony Within: Balancing Body, Mind and Spirit

Creating Harmony Within: Balancing Body, Mind, and Spirit “The greatest masters are not necessarily the ones who detach from the world and their bodies, but instead are those who manifest their spirituality into their bodies.” – Michael Mirdad Have you ever felt, what seemed like, a conflict between your spiritual nature and your human nature?  […]

Finding and Losing Perfection in Recovery

Finding and Losing Perfection in Recovery

I don’t want to feel bad anymore. That’s natural for someone coming off a major depressive episode. But I think I’m hurting myself with my desperate desire to be healthy. I’ve got these high expectations of what “being healthy” feels like and maybe I’m selling myself short because of it. In putting my faith in […]

Relapse during Recovery from Mental Illness

Relapse during Recovery from Mental Illness

Up until a few weeks ago, my recovery from suicidality, depression and anxiety had been going smoothly. I was staying on the level, making slow but steady improvement. There had been some bumps in the road that caused me some anxiety, but nothing I couldn’t handle. If I’m being totally honest, I was probably drifting […]