When was the last time you sat, really sat and asked yourself, “What do I want in this life – in my profession – in my relationships, etc?” I don’t mean for 10 minutes at your counter with coffee in the morning, or the flittering thoughts as you’re driving to a meeting or to pick…

Set your books down tonight, books of science, pages of genus and species, chapters on history and religion, the lives and passions of others. Can you remember what it was like to be a child? Walk the forest under full moon. Some things are hidden in darkness but others are alive in the soft light.…

Bhutan: Honor the Earth To Travel Is to Experience Our Identity and Unity to All Life. As a young child, my grandmother shared the natural world. We birded, hunted for mushrooms and gathered clay so my young eyes could learn and understand life. I didn’t realize how these excursions would lay the foundation for my…

When we cut and cook an onion, it becomes translucent and reveals many aromas and flavors. Its layers reveal its beauty. And so do ours. As we peel back the layers of our being, we delve into the exploration of what we are made up of, what defines us, and what remains once all the…

Girls who shred POWDER in Jackson Hole- and there are a lot of them- are breaking through the ski lodge ceiling. With more visibility in film, competition, and business, they are poised to bring more heart and soul to a sport that has been dominated by boys since it was created. The most obvious example…

Before you meditate, fill a glass jar with water. Look at it and think of how it’s like your mind during a quiet moment — clean and clear like the sky. Now take a little bit of sand or soil that you’ve brought in from outside and dump it in the jar. Each tiny grain…

Horses can teach us volumes about relationships and healthy social structures. They don’t use words, but they speak loudly and clearly when it comes to telling the truth. And the truth is what we all communicate most effectively when we speak from our hearts. Put a child who weighs 70 pounds in a confined area…

Question: Does the soul really choose MY parents? Carol’s Reply: Yes! From the perspective of reincarnation theory there is an intentional “match up” of souls to their parents in each lifetime. No matter how it seems, this purposeful selection sets the stage for activating both what you intend to learn and what you are designed…

As I gathered music, altar objects, and prepared material for the four women’s metaphysical groups that I lead at Padma Mountain Studio, I found myself reflecting on their faces and how they have changed in the past 30 years. I saw the commitment to spiritual awakening, passion to learn tools to empty the mind, heartfelt…

People often ask how we chose our current lifestyle. Did we consciously choose to raise our children so consciously? Or did moving into a yurt make us so conscious. Well, eight years ago, when we were living in a typical New England colonial house, in a typical New England town, no, I did not consciously…

  Exciting news!  Jackson Hole is on the list as one of the premiere screening locations for the upcoming documentary: HEAL. “HEAL takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one’s thoughts, emotions, and perceptions, the human body can heal itself from any disease. HEAL not only taps into…

Every Christmas morning the Hagens click into their Nordic skis like good Norwegians and glide into Grand Teton National Park. Fifteen year old Annabel says it’s a tradition she is proud of whether her family is with her uncle Martin Hagen, a three time Olympic biathlete, or with family friends. “We all go out and…

Are we at a tipping point for understanding how the mind and body can heal and repair themselves? After attending the Annual Interpersonal Neurobiology Conference at UCLA, it certainly feels that way to me. At this gathering, therapists, counselors, scientists, and mindfulness and self-compassion teachers came together to discuss the theme: Mind, Consciousness and the…

One day I was hiking on Snow King Mountain. It was a blue sky day with huge puffy clouds that moved in front of the sun for long periods of time, making the woods shadowy and dark. Most of the trees were tall lanky pines, but one tree was fully rounded and flared out widely,…

Earth Medicine is a system that is similar to astrology, except that it is based on earth cycles instead of the stars and planets. When you are born, the elemental energies are at work and you have certain animal, plants, minerals, winds and directions that all affect who you are and what your life’s purpose…

Trying to close the gender gap in yoga, healing touch and mind-body therapies is an uphill battle for men who are not afraid to be touchy-feely as they work on themselves and others. But Jackson’s men are warriors, differentiating themselves from women therapists with new body alignment techniques and educating others about the body-mind connection…

Star Signposts: Week of the Last Quarter Moon- October 12 -18 Last Quarter Moon “Grand Teton Range Nightscape” photograph by Tristan Greszko The theme of this entire SolLunar Cycle continues in the upcoming two weeks: focus, to be focused, to learn to be better focused by eliminating distractions. Transform too much idleness or laziness of the…