Have you ever felt happy and sad simultaneously? It is hard to explain how this feels – holding two very different emotional experiences simultaneously. In the vocabulary of an 8-year-old, “silly” describes it rather well…Read More
Many of us develop the earliest iterations of our social identity in the context of school. These early experiences, in many ways, shape our self-concept.Read More
Mindfulness meditation practice improves our cognitive flexibility. By practicing being mindful, we increase our odds of responding to our surroundings – to interact with life itself – in novel ways.Read More
I had the opportunity to lay in a hammock over the Labor Day weekend. Granted, this may not be the most exciting start to a blog post. What I want to reflect on is actually…doing nothing.Read More
Are we there yet?
How many times have you been asked this question as a parent? Probably too many to count…Read More
One-year-olds are notorious for practicing. They are hyper-observant of the world around them. They watch people and study what they do. Then they practice for themselves, embracing every opportunity to hone a new skill.Read More
In challenging times, we often find ourselves calling upon all of our resources, inner and outer. People often ask me what Qoya is….Read More
When is the last time you chose to walk in the rain? Or better yet, when did you last run, dance, or play in the rain?Read More
How do you like to start your day? Whenever possible, I love to spend the morning on the greenway…Read More
One thing I have learned over the past three years, especially in my development as a Qoya teacher, is the power of intention in manifesting what you want.Read More
I’ve identified as a counselor now for 15 years, and I’ve come to appreciate the practice of professional counseling as both art and science…Read More
As a parent of three young children, something I have noticed recently is our tendency to use a particular word - one that can have a much stronger and long-lasting impact than many of the other words in our human vocabulary. And that word is…Read More
I was honored to present the keynote for the Roanoke Women’s Business Chamber Luncheon this year.
In this experiential presentation, we explored concepts of feminine leadership, learned about the relevance of somatic markers for accessing our intuition…Read More
One of my goals as an adult is to revert back to child-like behavior whenever possible.
Let me explain…
I woke up this morning and got in the shower to get ready for the day. My 8-month-old is playing with some toys in the floor of the bathroom; however, when I get out of the shower, my charming baby has made his way over to the toilet, has pulled himself up to standing, and is delightfully splashing in the water.Read More