Breathing

Why the Way You Breathe Matters

Breathing abdominally is the key to self-regulation and the initiation of a relaxation response.  The breath can be seen as a barometer for how we are responding to a given … Read more

Ram Dass and Loving Awareness

More than three decades ago I had the opportunity of meeting the iconic Ram Dass for the first time on Martha’s Vineyard at a satsung. Satsung is a Sanskrit word … Read more

Stop Worrying About Time!

Do you sometimes feel that time is going by too quickly? Do you worry that you are not only racing against the clock, but that you are not enjoying your … Read more

Being in the Moment

What does it mean to be in the moment? How can you learn to be truly present  rather than simply getting through another day on automatic pilot? The truth is … Read more

Women and Leadership: Who Me? Part Two

Leadership appears in our everyday lives when we engage with our children, spouses, friends and colleagues. Leadership is present when we attend social functions and do our jobs as homemakers, … Read more

The Hardest Loss of All

The short conversation on the phone left my husband, Martin with a look of shock. “What was that about?” I asked. Martin stood in silence, took some forced deep breaths … Read more

Finding My Footing

Today I went to the hospital because the visiting nurse alarmed me to the fact that a small infection formed at the peak corner of my new hip replacement scar. … Read more

Strategies for Balance and Happiness

Abdominal breathing, meditation, mindful walking, constructive rest and building friendships are some of the most powerful behavioral strategies for creating more balance and happiness.