Why Struggle?

Who’s to say what is the right and the wrong way to parent a child? We do what we think is best … until we discover something that may be better. Then we do better. After reading a fascinating article written by a school teacher introducing in increasingly prevalent style of parenting called “lawnmower parenting,” …

The Goddess Within

Yoga texts teach us that a peaceful world begins with a peaceful Self. We MUST know ourselves, inside and out. What drives us? What do we value? How do we utilize our resources? What underlying beliefs influence our behavior? There are many ways to learn about ourselves, svadhyaya (self-study). We have different life experiences. We …

Just be Content!

Santosha is Sanskrit for contentment. Yoga encourages us to embrace contentment. Contentment sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Peaceful. Calm. So just go do it! Be contented. Did it work? Nope. Why? Because contentment is not a well defined goal to accomplish. It’s not like “go bake cookies.” As Deborah Adele puts it, “Contentment can only be …