Entering the uncomfort zone

What is your level of tolerance for discomfort?  Do you know? Or do you ignore the signs and live with it everyday without recognizing it?  Is it out of habit?  Many people live in pain when they can step outside of it, while some think that suffering is the only way to live because it makes others happy.  Or does it?  We become comfortable in situations that do not deliver full potential or daily joy.  Sometimes we stay in these circumstances for a lifetime.  Sometimes we think it is the only way to survive because we refuse to live outside of our comfort zone. More


Fruits of Love…

There is something about produce that makes my heart sing, my soul fill, and my smile beam.  It is often the case that when I go to my favorite farmers market, local grocer or farm stand, I become enamored by, yes, produce! Often, the idea of getting there early to see the variety of apples and greens is therapeutic, soothing, and peaceful. Roaming the aisles brings on a sense of freedom that feeds creativity, encouragement, and love. Sharp senses are stimulated by the variety of colors, smells, and textures.  Many times, my family wonders about my ritual to mindfully wash and arrange fruit in different bowls and such in our home.  I cannot explain it completely, but the healing effects are emotive, and that is the beauty of it. More

Effortless Inspiration

It is amazing to me how we tend to miss a moment of inspiration.  One of the beauties of practicing yoga is the power of presence.  Practicing present day action is a gift for yogis of all traditions.  Nonetheless, in a moment of despair, anguish or disappointment we tend to sink.  If we are fortunate, someone who may mention a simple phrase surrounds us.  That person may be someone we see everyday, but more than likely it could be an acquaintance you see while running errands, taking care of your business or on the spur:  your librarian, your barista, your mechanic, the bus driver, an elderly person sitting on a bench or the musician playing in the square. More