1. Resolve to Re-connect With Yourself: The 3 A’s of Becoming the Change You Seek

    "Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray." Rumi" from Goodreads.com "Can you coax the mind from its wandering And keep to the original oneness? Can you let your body become supple as a newborn child's? Can you cleanse your inner vision until you see nothing but the light?..." "...Can you deal with the most vital matters by letting ev…Read More

  2. Resolve to Re-connect in 2022: Grace and Growth Through Healthy Connection With Self and Others in 2022

    We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein (1) Let the Tao be present in your life and you will become genuine. Let it be present in your family and your family will flourish. Let it be present in your country and your country will be an example to all countries in the world. Let it be present in the universe and the universe will sing. Lao Tz…Read More

  3. The Yoga of Contentment: How Gratitude is Good for You

    “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” Lao Tze from the Tao te Ching, aphorism 44 translated by Stephen Mitchell from the tao te ching institute I have heard it said that Thanksgiving is the most important holiday in this country because it can be shared by all. There is no religious, patriotic …Read More

  4. THE HEALING POTENTIAL OF WISDOM, PATIENCE AND GRACE: 5 WAYS OUR CONSCIOUS SELF CARE CAN HELP

    Every moment I'm thrown by your story. One moment it's happy, and I'm singing. One moment it's sad, and I'm weeping. It turns bitter, and I pull away. But then you spill a little grace, and just like that, I'm all light. It's not so bad, this arrangement, actually.” ,  Rumi 13th Century Sufi mystic and Persian poet(1) It has been over a year and a half that we have had to adjust to the twist…Read More

  5. Calm, Quiet and New Perspectives: 7 Ways Yoga Can Help In Challenging Times

    “As spring overcomes the cold, And autumn overcomes the heat, So calm and quiet overcome the world.”(1) Lao Tzu from the Tao Te Ching: Chapter 45 from Deep Spirits.com  This is a very unique time in the state of our country and the world we live in. It seems the new normal that we need to accept to move forward changes day to day. Coping with that change can deplete us and robs us of our abi…Read More

  6. Listening to Feelings—The Art of Awakening to the Messages From Within

    Empty the self completely; Embrace perfect peace. The world will rise and move; Watch it return to rest. All the flourishing things Will return to their source. Tao Te Ching, Chapter 37 by Lao Tzu from Deepspirits.com Our bodies and our minds are always communicating our wants and needs to ourselves. These messages can be at times be loud and clear, or, as is so often the case, subtle or obscure.…Read More

  7. The Heart Has Room for It All-Compassion at the Core of Our Resilience

    Yet here are three treasures That I cherish and commend to you: The first is compassion, By which one finds courage. The second is restraint, By which one finds strength. And the third is unimportance, By which one finds influence Lao Tze, Tao Te Ching: Chapter 67** from Deepspirits.com In this next phase of getting back to the new version of our old lives there lies great possibility. We have a u…Read More

  8. Conscious Re-connection to Your Resilience

    "The world is drawn to one with understanding of the Tao. The sage journeys in secure, safe, calm peace." Tao Te Ching: Chapter 35 translated by Holly Roberts (2005) "Resilience is not so much the absence of or muscling through the very real challenges we are experiencing. Authentic resilience is reflected our ability to access and re-econnect to our inner resources of mind and body that allows us…Read More

  9. “So Hum” A Mantra Meditation for a Clear and Calm Mind

    “If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet...maybe we could understand something.” ― Federico Fellini(1) Muddy Water, Let Stand, Becomes Clear― Lao Tzu(2) With difficult political and social times, pandemics and the uncertainty of how to even approach this holiday season layered over its normal challenges, finding ways to stay present for family, loved ones and our own ph…Read More

  10. Surviving “Zoom” and So Much Sitting

    Sitting has been called the new smoking(1) because of the growing understanding of the s negative impact extended sitting places on our health and well-being. Due to changes in how life is lived day to day over the years  it can be argued a “movement starvation” has been developing over the last several decades. This movement starvation can be seen as the diminished amount, quality and variet…Read More