Spotlight on: Headstand

Spotlight on: Headstand

Said in my deepest, most convincing movie-trailer voiceover actor voice: Imagine a world where yoga is a required subject in public elementary schools Imagine a world where kids learn to enjoy having a body instead of feeling critical about themselves or only engaging...
What I’m Grateful For

What I’m Grateful For

If you’ve followed me for the past year, you know that I’m a breast cancer survivor. Lately, I’ve been noticing how much I simultaneously want to forget that the whole thing ever happened–and I also want to remember. I want to forget because I’m human. I...
Responding to fear with skill and compassion

Responding to fear with skill and compassion

The idea of being fearless—on or off the yoga mat—doesn’t resonate with me. Neither does the notion of conquering my fears. I understand and appreciate these concepts, but they don’t feel realistic. I’d rather change the narrative to this: Instead of trying to live a...

Turmeric Toddy Recipe

I went to Portland this year to teach at Yoga Pearl and, fortunately for me there is a delicious restaurant right inside the studio, called Prasad. Equally as lucky, the food there is amazing. I was nursing a little traveler’s cold when I got there and became...
How I Really Feel About Pinktober

How I Really Feel About Pinktober

One of the most valuable lessons I try to take from my yoga and meditation practice is to be comfortable with discomfort. This infographic pretty much sums up my day-to-day feelings about my cancer diagnosis. My mind is still constantly a big swirl of crazy. Sometimes...

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