Hidden Spaces

Synchronicity…such a pretty word in and of itself. The letters in their varying shapes and sizes, the sounds they make on the tongue. It is a word with substance. To me, it is no wonder that this word embodies the Universal Spirit. Lately, I am finding a gathering momentum around synchronistic situations or rather, opportunities.…

Ascended Masters

I recently attended a women’s retreat and since then have begun a new daily ritual. At this retreat, a woman I deeply respect and love, a beautiful energy healer and intuit, taught me how to use oracle cards. I have had a few Tarot card readings in the past and found the readings to be…

A New Chapter

The Art of Simple posted about inviting our children to live with intention by asking a few questions about the past year. This is a great tool and one that I felt I needed to do for myself. So much happened this year that I needed a simple Q&A to sort it all out. I…

Is Yoga Religion?

Since I began yoga teacher training one month ago, spirituality has become a topic of significance in my life not only for me but also for those around me. It has come to my attention that some people have the misconception that yoga is a religion, others wonder if yoga is a sacrilege and some…

Yamas~Ahimsa

Yamas are the first limb of the eight limbs of yoga and regard living with ethics. There are five yamas: ahimsa (non-violence), satya (truthfulness), asteya (non-stealing), brahmacharya (moderation), and aparigraha (non-grasping). Ahimsa-compassion for all living things including self; non-violence; non-manipulation; non-interference (Violence-misplaced application of energy) I did not realize until a recent yin yoga class focused…

My Raw Experience: The Raw Taco

Raw food recipes have become a fun little hobby for me.  It has struck a cord of curiosity and fascination seeing and tasting how foods can completely change their structure, form, taste and texture just by using them in different ways. Who knew that cashews make things creamy? Or that walnuts mimic ground meat? I…

Finding Balance Again

I realize now the folly in some of my old ways; attachment to things that held no permanence. I used to labor over what paint color to put on a wall, going back to Lowes for samples 25% lighter, no, maybe 10% lighter. I would worry about choices I made in furniture and decor. Then,…