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”,…

The Hubris of (Imagined) Control

It was probably something someone said.. or it was my own thoughts bouncing around – but I started thinking about my desire to control (people, places, things, outcomes – you name it.)  I usually talk myself away from that cliff; I have been “in the rooms” for a while now and I know that down…

"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…