Changing My Ways

“Don’t do anything that you don’t really want to do. Keep yourself in a place of feeling good. Reach for the thought that feels better — and watch what happens.”                 – Esther Hicks (and Abraham and Jerry). I’ve said it a few times lately.  “I need to change my ways.” The moments of …

Gratitude as An Antidote to Frustration

Sometimes it feels like I am always robbing Peter to pay Paul in terms of time, rarely feeling like I can ever finish anything in one sitting.  These are the hazards to want to accomplish so much with only so much time in a day.  As an antidote to my frustration I will gratitude today. Today I am grateful for: …

End of the Year Letter 2018

  Dear Living Room Yogis, The New Year is my holiday.  I am just a sucker for letting go of what has bogged me down and embracing new beginnings. As I look back over the year I realize that my life was more settled and more regular than it has been in many years. Though I definitely had goals that I set …

Happy Gratitude Day!

It seems like ages since I have posted here and I miss it.  As I was driving home from my job job last night (Saint Anthony’s, not Living Room Yoga) I was overcome by a sense of gratitude and knew it was time to write a good juicy blog post. Seven years ago began a tumultuous period of my life …

End of the Year Letter 2017

Each year since the founding of Living Room Yoga I, as founder and director, have written an end of the year letter summing up the year’s gathered wisdom. Here is wisdom 2017…   Be content now. Be happy now. Laugh now. Enjoy now. No waiting until this happens or that happens. I will always be waiting for something! No matter …

Cheers to Barry Cooper

I want to take this opportunity to appreciate Barry Cooper. Babe, you are a complicated, caring, passionate man. You are a fabulous cook, Ayurvedic expert, massage therapist and yoga teacher.  You think, speak, and live what you teach. You are always caring about my needs – massaging away my aches and pains and making sure the house is clean, my …

Keeping the Sabbath

Today is the Sabbath. I shall write! The Sabbath is something that I have associated with Christianity. “Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.” Now I realize that repose, rest, reflection is not merely a Christian matter – it is a part of all cultures and faiths and even an integral part of the dance between will and surrender we …

If I Am Honest, I Have Always Been This Way

Saturday after finishing an intense six day work week my cup was empty.  It doesn’t matter that I love everything I am doing and get great pleasure in helping people.  Empty is empty.  When my cup gets completely empty I go to the dark side:  Why am I working so hard with so little to show for it?  I am peddling …

Yoga for Pain Care

Clients have been coming to me for over 15 years for help with their pain.  My approach usually involved putting together a personal program for them using yoga poses, breath, and meditation to address their specific issue.  This was very effective and I was often able to integrate them into my yoga therapy classes after awhile. A few years ago …

Positive Conscious Thinking

So I have been diligently practicing positive conscious thinking again this week.  This has included filling my mind with more positive input:  Watching more positive television (Check out “Touch” on Netflix), reading or listening to Ernest Holmes whenever I get the chance.  I have also been painstakingly adjusting my output from negativity and fear to positivity, courage, and love:  Making …