Dr. Deepak Chopra has spoken about asking many of his patients why they wanted to get better. They would say things like I want to be able to get back to my job, I want to take care of my family, I want to see the world and he would ask why they wanted those… Read More

Dear 2013, YES. I say YES to everything you have in store for me. YES to every stumble and every tear. YES to every hug and every kiss. YES to the things I will lose and YES to all that I will gain. YES to wrinkles I will acquire and YES to what the mirror… Read More

Each time we stretch our bodies, we are having an effect on our energy. In Chinese Medicine, energy is defined as “chi” and it is circling within us and all around us. As Diane Connelly says in Sarah Powers book, “It is only by chi that the planets move , the sun shines, and human… Read More

“Peace comes from being aligned with the present moment. Wherever you are, you feel that you are home – because you are home.” – Eckhart Tolle Roni’s Opening to Class: This is a room filled with imperfections, with black sheeps and wanna-be’s. We have let people down, gotten lost, said the wrong thing, slept when… Read More

Rolling green hills, world class wine, and art to delight. Food that stimulates all five senses, tantalizing smells awakening your taste buds and ingraining the feast in your memory for years to come. Sunflowers sprinkled across the vast, picture-perfect canvas that society has come to recognize as the one and only Tuscany. Medieval “castle-towns” weaved… Read More

I started yoga about six years ago doing it once a week. It was difficult because I was not very flexible after being a runner for 25 years, but I knew there was something in it that I needed to keep with it. When I started going to the Lotus Room and then some at… Read More

The topic today can be boiled down to three words, the idea of which will change your life if you let it. Those three words are “Sounds have Power.” Sounds have an incredible power over us. What is sound? It is a form of energy as sound vibrations are invisible yet powerful. The human ear… Read More

Why do we do what we do? Why do we behave the way we behave? Some physiologists have identified 6 main human needs. People find ways to meet these needs in positive, negative, or neutral ways, but every person finds a way to meet them in some way. We have some genetic propensities, but we… Read More

Growing up I was always involved in sports, activities, teams, etc … mainly gymnastics until 6th grade and competitive cheerleading after that through college. My “exercise” never felt like a chore. That is, until after college when I was through with all my “teams.” I was stuck in a cycle of trying new fitness/exercise trends,… Read More

Below are three Enemies of Gratitude, meaning that when these things exist in our minds or hearts then gratitude cannot. The environment that these emotions create cannot sustain the life of anything that has the ability to propel us closer to the people we want to be. Here are three of the enemies of gratitude… Read More