What the heck is a Chakra?

I get this question a lot, so I thought I would take a moment to give you some quick and concise information on the Chakra System . There is a lot of different (and conflicting) information out there about the Chakra System, so I will share with you what I know to be true and

Stop the Mercury in Retrograde Freak-Out!

You may have heard about the frustration that Mercury in Retrograde brings – appliances going haywire, computers crashing, arguments cropping up, contracts falling through – but what does this phenomenon really mean?  About 3 or 4 times a year, Mercury goes retrograde. Essentially, Mercury “laps” us in its trip around the sun. For a couple

Chronic Pain and the Brain

“The way we construe pain, happens in the brain …our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves”. Studies for the the efficacy and benefits of yoga therapy are showing promising results for chronic back pain, cancer, auto-immune disorders and even with substance abuse…

Dissonance and Thyroid Issues

Dissonance is disharmony or discord…and it happens almost immediately from birth. For some, it can even happen before then. Over a period of time dissonance creates disconnection then disease. No joke.  Let me give you an (all too common) example:

Living with Anxiety? You Are WAY More Normal Than You Think.

The word “anxiety” is tricky. When we hear the word “anxiety,” we often envision crippling panic attacks, awkward nervous behavior, psychologist offices, and medication. But the truth is, many of us cope with the more subtle symptoms of high functioning anxiety every day, and we find small ways to work around it. Because it can

What is Metta and how do I do it?

This post is written by my friend, Deb Sheahan, a Buddhist meditation practitioner. What is Metta Meditation “Metta” comes to us from an ancient Indian language called Pali, and it translates as lovingkindness or friendliness.  Normally, when we think about meditation we imagine sitting in silence and focusing on something pretty neutral like the breath, physical

Fists in your Sleep. What Does it Mean?

Besides our face, I think hands are the most expressive instruments we have to convey thoughts. We can talk with our hands and even signify emotions. Fisted hands often symbolize anger. So what does it mean if you wake up with balled fists? I actually didn’t even know I was doing it until I had

Can College Hurt Your Knees?

If you’re the parent of a college-bound student or graduate, I am guessing that your knees weren’t the first thing to hurt! Speaking for myself with one of each, I would say that my pocketbook and heart (not in that order) took more of a beating. But even if you and your pocketbook have not

Do VisionBoards Really Work?

You may look at a VisionBoard and think does this really work? Can I just look at a picture of a new sports car, or a new closet, and it’ll magically appear? Well, no – not exactly. However, visualization does, in fact, work and there’s plenty of science to back it up. Your brain is