My Recovery Is Like A Shark

I was talking to a woman the other day about being active in our recovery program, doing “the footwork”; reading, working the steps, going to meetings, meeting with others, finding ways to be of service in the program and so on.  We were sharing the things we do to keep our practice of the program…

Relapse, Triggers and Yoga

No post this week– but a link to an article of mine that was just published by the OMExchange.I am passionate about how yoga can be of great help in preventing relapse;  and that we need as many tools as possible to avoid this frequent visitor to our disease.  Catching the relapse [back]slide when it…

The Tiffany Tunnel of Life

  I love language.  I love words and their use. Sometimes my brain, however, takes the written word and weaves new application; both reading and misreading a phrase.  I recently enjoyed a mystery: “Still Life” by Louise Penny. In this book takes place in a small village in Canada.  In it she used a phrase, “Tiffany tunnel”,…

"Just F*&@%ing Breathe! "

Yes – you read that right.  One week after teaching a yoga class at Elmwood Correctional Facility I hear “M” advise other women in the class to “Just f*&@%ing breathe!”  There had been a frustrating situation going on in the jail.  A change in snack offerings had caused the women to become upset and a…