As a yoga teacher and breast cancer survivor, I have learned that we are all students and we are all teachers.
The practice of yoga is intensely personal. It requires a willingness to be vulnerable – to be honest and to trust. It requires a safe place. It requires a safe place inside of yourself. You start there and you slowly begin to move out …
April 10, 2008 – April 10, 2013
Five years ago today I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My life has been one big whirl-a-twirl ride, filled with roller coaster loops, turns, and rolls, ever since. There have been extreme highs and a few menacing death drops. Yes, breast cancer took me for a ride and changed my life forever; yet, I wouldn’t change a thing.…
“The woman is the foundation on which nations are built. She is the heart of her nation. If that heart is weak, the people are weak. If her heart is strong and her mind is clear, then the nation is strong and knows its purpose. The woman is the center of everything.”
Ojibwe elder and spiritual leader
For the People: Teachings on the …
I woke up on my 38th birthday to the cool, green walls of a hospital room in Stamford, Connecticut. Just a week earlier, I was on holiday with my husband and 2-year-old son on Block Island. I stood, on my mobile phone, outside the town bookshop as my doctor explained that I needed to be back in Stamford immediately to meet with a surgeon. …
I’m sorry to say so
but, sadly, it’s true
can happen to you
– from Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go
I love traveling to new places, beaches, mountains, cities, historic sites — they’re all enchanting to me. But the journey I navigated this last year was a far cry from any other I have ever taken.
I was diagnosed …