JoyFull Living Column

Surrender: the Bridge to Transformation

In life, the idea of surrender comes up usually when we meet an intolerable level of frustration and reach the end of our rope. It is a word that in our Western minds are often experienced as a failure and giving up on. The dictionaries say: “giving yourself up into...

Being Human – Getting Real

Who do you think you are? Not who do you think you should be or you were, or what others want you or expect you to be. From a very young age who you are is defined by your parents, your siblings, and relatives, then expand through your relationships, what you do, your...

The Yoga of Gardening

The Yoga of Gardening There is a natural burst of energy that we all seem to feel in the spring. We can get overly enthusiastic in our outdoor activities, like gardening, golfing … and we pay the price, usually in our lower back and shoulders. (Wednesday JoyFull Yoga...

Cosmic Gift 2016

As I was creating my year’s plan and scheduling classes and events, I was amazed at the amount of planets going retrograde every month until this fall. If you are in a hurry to make certain things happen fast in 2016, you could experience frustration. Although the...

Access to the Fountain of YOUTH

I want to share a “magic cure” to help you and your body feel younger and healthier right now. As my Thanksgiving gift, I’m giving you an opportunity to experience it from the comfort of your home. Let me help you experience what studies by numerous researchers...

You are not your emotions

"Tension is who you think you should be.  Relaxation is who you are."  ~Chinese Proverb Our busy lives are full of tension and stressful events. Some are fun, while others are more challenging. Though the situations and emotions can cause us to feel stressed, they are...

Emotional Spring Cleaning

Recently, I helped a client identify and clear old emotional issues that kept sabotaging his opportunities for success. “I thought I let that go!” he told me in frustration. Painful emotions can make us want to shut down and engage in behaviors such as eating,...