Parenting in a Fear-Based World

I recently wrote a post for the Center for Congregational Ethic about good parenting in a world where fear, bullying, and intimidation can sometimes overwhelm our media feeds. Spoiler alert: I don’t always get it right, but I’m learning that I don’t always have to. Question: My husband and I have three school age children. We are…

Three wall-based poses for relaxation

I love a good restorative yoga session, especially after a long, busy day. The point of restorative yoga is to rejuvenate the body through deep relaxation and steady breathing. For that reason, you exert little to no energy in the poses and allow gravity to do most of the work. Try the restorative yoga poses…

Reclined Cow Face Pose

    After writing my last post on seated cow face pose, I thought about how that version is sometimes inaccessible to me. On those days, I prefer this pose reclined. So, I thought it’d be helpful to offer a brief tutorial on reclined cow face pose, which has many of the same hip-opening benefits…

Cow Face Pose

Cow Face is one of my least favorite poses. So, why am I highlighting it here? Hips, for many of us, are the seat of emotions; we clench our glutes and hip flexors when we feel scared or anxious as our fight-or-flight response kicks in. The result can be tension that causes discomfort in the…

Encountering Joy: A Guide Toward Happiness

Recently, I wrote an article for The Center for Congregational Ethics in response to the following question: I recently read an article in the New York Times of a course at Yale University that has become the largest course enrollment in their history–a course on happiness. If you were asked to teach this course not…