Category: Yoga & Meditation

How Cultivating Gratitude is Changing My Perspective on Life

I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude the last two months.  It started, as many good things do, as part of my yoga practice.  Although I’ve read a lot about cultivating gratitude I hadn’t really given it much serious thought – it seemed kind of trendy and forced, like when you’re at Thanksgiving and someone wants to go around the…

My New Career as a Yoga Model : Why I’m Done Hating Pictures of Myself

I’ve always hated pictures of myself. Maybe it’s because I’m shy and introverted.  Maybe it’s because of a lifelong dissatisfaction with my size and my looks.  Maybe it’s because I’m a vampire….just kidding, I’m not a vampire, everyone knows vampires don’t show up in photos.  Anyway, I’m always the person ducking down at events when a photographer comes by, hiding…

“Bless You” vs. “Damn You”: Compassion and Bad Driving

It’s an often-touted statistic that 90% of all drivers think they’re above average. I don’t know if that’s actually true or not but it sounds right. I’ve never heard anyone cop to being a bad driver. Which makes me think of one of my favorite When Harry Met Sally quotes: “Everybody thinks they have good taste and a sense of humor…