My post on The San Francisco Marriage and Couples Center’s blog: Read the rest of this entry »

My turntables recently came out of semi-retirement and in the wake of my current drive to Feng Shui the shit out of my apartment, I’ve been systematically going through all of my vinyl, taking stock of my collection and weeding out albums I’m not feeling.  There have been a couple of interesting side effects to this process. Read the rest of this entry »

Your jacket isn’t warm enough for the San Francisco chill that has descended upon my day-to-day since your death almost six months ago.  But I keep wearing it.  You used to wear it in the warmer LA nights with babydoll dresses and Doc Martins.  I loved your style.  Read the rest of this entry »

When I wake up suddenly in the middle of the night, often it is with anxiety, sometimes it is with ideas.  Last night it was with both, and here’s what came out and I managed to write down in the liminal hours of darkness, in so doing, experiencing a self-soothing property of creative release:

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I wrote this little ditty about my psychotherapy practice.  I think it can apply to other healing connections though, and it’s also indicative of how I hold the yoga teacher-student relationship:
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The holidays can often cause us extra stress (along with all that joy),  and ironically it’s sometimes harder to keep our yoga practices consistent when we may need to most during this busy time.  Whether you’re wanting to maintain, hone, or start your yoga practice, I’d like to invite you to join me for some private sessions at a discounted rate now though the holidays.

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People often ask you to smile more
So that they can find comfort in your radiance
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It is quite often the case that as I’m checking a student in to my class they’ll say something to the effect of, “I’ll be in the back row,” “I haven’t been practicing enough”, or “I’m not very good at yoga.”  Not only do I think this kind of self-deprecating talk does not promote healthy self-esteem, but it also seems to go against some yogic principles. Read the rest of this entry »

In therapy school, one of the issues discussed is how much the therapist should or shouldn’t disclose to clients about his or her own life/experience.  I was thinking about this tonight, as I began my yoga class as I sometimes do, by disclosing a bit about how I was feeling in the moment to my students.  When I do disclose, I can’t be sure how it’s received by each student. Read the rest of this entry »

I was interviewed at Union Yoga for my new bio page – check it out: Read the rest of this entry »