Tepoztlan, Mexico | Retreat and Refresh

Tepoztlan, Mexico | Retreat and Refresh

A new year and a new start are here, right at your doorstep.  As you think about resolutions and renewals consider a retreat.  Sandra Mazariegos, a long-time friend and yogi, and I have created Qualia Retreats.  We have designed a yoga and cultural getaway in...
Tis the Season….. To Breathe!

Tis the Season….. To Breathe!

Tis the season to gather with friends, family and loved ones. As we wind down the year and prepare to greet the next one our minds and hearts lean towards closure and new beginnings. The month of December is always packed for me and I’m fairly certain the same is true...
Kindness

Kindness

I’ve been thinking lately about how uncertain the future is. We live in a fragile time of cultural instability but I know that human kindness abounds. If you look for it you will see it in action often and in generous ways. I was at a stop light in a school zone when...
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

My husband Gary and I traveled to Peru. Our main goal was to see, explore and hike the remote, ancient mountain village of Machu Picchu. It is truly a magical place. Finding the right words to describe it is not an easy task. It is beautiful beyond belief and worth...
The Glory of Friendship

The Glory of Friendship

I recently went through a difficult place emotionally. Who hasn’t had a dark moment of the soul? What’s fascinating is that just prior to the low place I was in a spiritually high place, riding the wave of joy and utter contentment. What caused this shift? Mean and...
Belonging

Belonging

I’ve been pondering many things lately besides yoga, meditation and mantras. I’ve been reflecting on how to stay positive in a negative world, how to stay informed when the news wants to harp on and on about the same old same old, how to not worry about bombings over...