Most personal growth comes from overcoming a challenging experience. Like the most intriguing books we read, movies we watch or stories we hear, our lives are a series of obstacles waiting to be overcome. These obstacles are what creates a deeper connection with ourselves, others and the force between us. We trigger some of these…

An overwhelming period of anxiety took over my life a year ago… the gut wrenching, breath stopping kind, absolutely paralyzing both mentally and physically. Perhaps you’ve had times in life where you felt safe, stable and then the earth shattered beneath your feet (a landslide?!): your mind suddenly turned into a night-long, ever- working entity…

I invite you to sit still for a moment and consciously drop down. Fall from your head into your heart field, like a pebble being dropped into a soft watery pool of potential. Feel the quiet ripple relax your shoulders and straighten your spine. Try it again and this time really let yourself fall deeper…

When I return home from a yoga training, like the 7 weeks I just spent with my teachers in Maui, I can most accurately gauge its effect. Do I feel rejuvenated, inspired, different or transformed in some way? Is there more clarity with regards to my current goals, intentions, and self-work? Do I have more…

Editors Note: this post was originally published on EarthWordSkyWord from Poet and Sidereal Astrologer Lyn Dalebout. Star Signposts: Week of the First Quarter Moon ~ July 30 – August 6 Here’s a list of the First Quarter Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza ~ www.lunarplanner.com “The First Quarter Moon of each lunar cycle draws an…

It is summer in Jackson Hole. The verdant green of the valley shines into my windows with almost shocking intensity. As I gaze into shimmering aspen leaves over pink honeysuckle blooms in my yard, I’m finding it difficult to move away from this sublime present moment to take my readers with me on a journey…

Editors Note: this post was originally published on EarthWordSkyWord from Poet and Sidereal Astrologer Lyn Dalebout. New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Cancer “Yellowstone Hot Pond ~ Midway Geyser Basin” photo by Lyn Dalebout We enter a new SolLunar cycle this week, the last one before the Great American SolLunar Eclipse Cycle of August 21. This four-week period is…

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Mahatma Ghandi When I was looking for a way to volunteer years ago I spent a lot of time researching the organizations in my town. It was an overwhelming process because there were a lot of organizations out there that…

Have you ever noticed when you fall in love priorities change…. Worries fade away…. Time magically multiplies. There’s seems to be a nervous excitement for the unknown. It’s a new adventure. Nothing else matters …Except what matters. That’s what happened when I met Casey over 9 years ago. We met on an adventure with a mutual friend in…

Do you have a limiting belief? Or a belief that no longer serves you? I’ve had a few in my lifetime. Today I was trying to recall in my mind all of the teachings I’ve learned on how to change them. These are something’s I want to try again. Here goes! 5 Ways to Change…

Some call it a leap of faith when you take a jump into the unknown. But what is the unknown, really? What do we really not know anymore? Everything seems so premeditated, so measured and analyzed. In fact, when in uncertain situations, we tend to do as much analysis as possible to try to figure…

A recent Harvard study reports anxiety and depression are hitting epidemic proportions in our country. It goes on to say that yoga and meditation are proving to be two modalities that are helping. As yogis we know this, and we practice what we preach each time we step on our mats. Our world of 24/7, constant-go…

Do you eat well, exercise—or try to—and still struggle with food, weight and body image? Do you have trouble with overeating, emotional eating, fatigue, mood, digestive concerns, maintaining or losing weight, or with other eating challenges? If so, you are likely missing out on a critical piece of nutrition. When you limit your focus to what…

Editor’s note: article and photos were repurposed from Uplift.com By allowing our fears to arise we create an opportunity for healing I once had a student who started to drift away and began to look sheepishly apologetic when she did come to class. She avoided my eyes and had an invisible wall around her mat.…

Editor’s Note: this article originally appeared in Planet Jackson Hole. We now know the brain is very dynamic; it can be upgraded at any age, and it changes in response to internal training. Neuroscience has identified four brain circuits that, when activated on a regular basis, will lead to measurable increases in happiness and wellbeing.…

Have you ever loved something so much but you know it’s time to let it go? One morning you wake up and recognize that no matter how much you love it, it has done everything it can for you. You’ve learned the lessons. You’ve given 100%. And now the time has come to move on…

Usually when people talk about grounding they are mostly targeting spiritual people as their audience. I, however, don’t believe this topic is just for spiritual people. It’s for anyone who has to encounter someone who upsets them or for anyone who is over worked and tired. Sometimes in stressful or tiresome situations we began to…