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…

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,…

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…

Yoga is a mirror. I stumbled upon yoga years ago at a time when the mirror of yoga and of my inner life seemed to be shrouded by a veil as thick as cotton. As I grew into womanhood and left my mother’s house for college, I began to dangerously attach my happiness to an…

It was a cold, clear morning in April, and I awoke feeling pretty down. I won’t go into the details of why, but after wallowing around the house dabbling half-heartedly into a handful of unfinished projects, I realized that a dark cloud had settled heavily around me. Captain Ego was in full control, and I…

We tend to forget that we are animals. I know it is not sexy or spiritually inspiring, but the truth is we are part of the animal kingdom. We are also unique. Our human experience is complex. We are animals with a conscious. Animals with an ego. We are self-aware. This can present a lot…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

“Jackson is Neverland.” “You can’t have a ‘real’ life in Jackson.” “I’m thinking of moving away to find better opportunities.” If you’ve lived in Jackson Hole for long, you have heard people say these things. Why is it a common idea for people to express the idea that the options here are not “real life”?…

It happened again! First the frustrations, then it’s the anger. Then before you know it this overwhelming feeling of sadness encompasses your entire body. You feel paralyzed by doubt and overcome with question. You fall to your knees. “Why can’t I just make this happen?” “Why won’t it work?” “How come the universe just never…

People who, without a doubt, have one passion that drives them every day and others who don’t. They want to experience it all. Their interests changed as they do. There’s so much pressure to… “Follow your passion, find your purpose.” “Follow your passion and life is easy.” “Follow your passion, the money will flow effortlessly.”…