Emotional repression is rampant in our society. Think about it: What scenarios is is “ok” to have a big emotional experience? In a therapist’s office behind closed doors. Maybe with your best friend or a family member if you’re lucky. Maybe with your intimate partner. But still, in my experience I have often been “shushed” and “fixed” in these scenarios … Read More
Yoga for men and women: What’s the diff?
Yoga is very different for women and for men. Why? Because we have different bodies. We have different ways of dealing with life. We have different ways of showing up. In the video I talk about the specific differences and how you can create a feminine practice to connect with your womb and your femininity.
Recalibrating your body, recalibrating your life
When we pay attention to somatics and observe how our bodies feel in certain situations and moments, we are able to adjust and make changes. We might be able to embody new practices and in the process, create a new body with new habits and actions. For example, when we catch ourselves slouching, we can notice how we feel in … Read More
How to Embody Feminine Sexuality
I was chatting with a single male friend about dating and feminine sexuality and he recounted his recent experience in his office building scoping out the women. He said that he finds the women around him to be cold and focused on their work, and that this is unattractive to him. It does not draw him in, and keeps him away. I … Read More
Embody the Divine through sacred feminine adornment
For me, sacred adornment is part of being a woman. Women have been doing this for centuries. I have heard there’s even evidence that cave women shaved their legs with sharp shells! And eyeliner is common in many parts of the world. After all, it accentuates the windows of the soul. Adornment is why I love Halloween. It’s why I love … Read More
Engage your senses to access body wisdom
In the hoop dance community, when you’re day dreaming or lost in the head space, a friend will usually say, “THE BODY.” It’s a reminder to connect with your senses and what’s going on in your physical body, here and now. The body is the key to our ancient inner wisdom, intuition, and connection with the heart space. In our frenetic world, we … Read More
Letting go of addictions that squash our emotions
Our society is addicted to sugar, coffee, TV, the internet, food, shopping, our phones, and lots of other things. We squelch and squash our emotions back into our bodies by self-medicating with our addictions, avoiding our feelings and our lives. Even if you let go of one of these, another one will pop up to replace it. Avoidance and addictions are tricky like … Read More
Seven ways to heal and open your heart space
When we are hurt, face challenges or setbacks, or experience hardship, we often store that energy in our heart chakra.
How I gave up caffeine and alcohol
When we meet up with friends, we often say, “Want to meet for coffee?” “Want to get a drink?” These lovely beverages have become a past time and a part of our society.
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