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For the 6% of the population who never suffer jetlag, you are truly superheroes in my mind.
But for the other 94% of us, the sleepy, foggy, groggy feeling of jetlag can strike at the most inopportune times when traveling on business. <<click image to read more>>
Ever felt like you’re walking a tightrope? Balancing high up in the air, barely putting one foot in front of the other, with only your focus, determination, unending nerve, and a balancing pole to get you through? <<click the image to read more>>
"Sit with your hands in your lap."
That is, normally, the instruction we hear regarding what to do with our hands when we meditate. Today I'd like to draw your attention to a very subtle movement, and encourage you to experiment with how it impacts your practice. <<click image to read more>>
It’s five minutes to show-time. Peeking out from backstage, you see the prior conference speaker wrapping up, your stage time looming and the opening line you’ve prepared since the beginning of time ready to go.
Then “glossophobia” sets in. <<click image to read more>>
Today I'd like to share with you a post I wrote for my "home base" of yoga, on the six steps of applying the practice of meditation to my work, and especially my career as a writer. <<click image to read more>>
Spring has sprung and for many it means packing the carry-on for the marathon that is multi-day trade fairs. Between the jetlag, relentless meetings, tastings, and long hospitality nights, your body can take the brunt. <<click image to read more>>
Making Space is a tiny little book, written by Thich Nhat Hanh.
It somehow manages to be both full-to-the-brim powerful and gently encouraging, all at the same time.
Its message is about creating a home meditation practice, and I'd like to share five highlights with you here today. <<click image to read more>>
Rise and shine!
Every morning we step out of bed ready for the new day and the opportunities ahead, but how do we approach each and every moment from a grounded, solid, centered place so we can be more mindful in our daily lives? <<click on the image to read more>>
Kumbhakasana, dhanurasana, malasana and the crowd favorite, shavasana.
If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you have likely heard these poses or positions called by teachers as you have moved your body and breath through class. But yoga goes so far beyond the physical practice represented in much of mainstream America. <<click image to read more>>
In modern society and an uncertain world, we tend to cling to what we know. Our materials possessions, homes, cars, our relationships with lovers, family, colleagues and friends, carefully curating our lives to be exactly as we want or think it should be. But in yoga we learn impermanence; not to grasp, to stay present and open so we can experience the present moment with open eyes and ears. Easier said than done in our busy lives! <<click image to read more>>
By nature, the human self is constantly in a state of doing, creating, managing, and evolving. But we must also make space for our spiritual selves, where we can silence the mind’s busyness, find space to return to our true selves, and connect back to what our spirit and soul truly craves. <<click image to read more>>
The most common objection I hear to meditating is that "I don't have enough time," something we looked at on Day Four in this series.
The second most common objection is, "I can't slow my thoughts down," and that's what I'd like to explore today. <<click image to read more>>
Now you’re here, take a deep breath, and e-x-h-a-l-e…
Don’t you feel better?
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I’ve lived alone for more than 15 years and it’s often a challenge to manage how much I drink when I open a bottle of wine. You know that feeling, when you come home from a long day and think, “just a glass”, then before you know it, the bottle is staring back at you near empty and you wonder how the heck you got there... (click the image to read more)
"If you can change your breath, you can change your life."
That's one of the most essential learnings I've taken to heart from my teacher, at home in Atlanta, and it was on my mind as I prepared my notes for our WOTVS session. Breathwork was the focus of Beck's side of the presentation, and it's the foundation of... well, everything.
Coming away from the 2017 Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Summit, I was inspired that we could openly discuss the challenges we face as women, around gender equality, glass ceilings, and career negotiation, but also frustrated that no-one talked about alcohol itself. What it does, how we relate to it, and how we can navigate an industry intrinsically soaked in it. So I wrote an opinion piece for Meininger’s International Wine Business in the hopes to start a conversation. <<click image to read more>>