DECEMBER VIEWS 2010 – A Season for Simplicity

This is the year of La Nina and ‘Tis the Season of winter that brings an uncertainty of weather. The perception of La Nina is that it will bring more of the white stuff, and that is very exciting for some! But for others, it may be more comforting to know that 3 of the last 5 La Nina winters have been warmer than predicted. Regardless what the weather brings, choose to embrace the holiday season and slow down in…     Read More

NOVEMBER VIEWS 2010 – A Growing Awareness

Entering the third trimester of pregnancy will make the next few months “the last of life as I know it”. As expected though, this growing experience has brought such wonderful connections with other prenatals, new moms and their babies, along with moms I’ve known for years. The North Shore is absolutely blessed with a community that cares, shares, recycles and gives resources which help build this sense of connection. And since we are so fortunate to have the availability of…     Read More

OCTOBER VIEWS 2010 – Family Virtues

‘Patience is a virtue,’ my grandmother always used to say. As a young girl, the concept of a virtue was often difficult to understand. Now as an adult, I find it is the patience aspect of this phrase that has me more perplexed! Why is it that being patient with family is often the most challenging practice of all? Through yoga, I have explored that question time and again over the last eight years. Working closely with my mother (Ellen)…     Read More

SEPTEMBER VIEWS 2010 – A Time for Change

Energetically, there is a feeling and onset of change here on the West Coast. In September, students go back to school, schedules shift, and there can be a sudden chill in the air that comes with the autumn changing of the trees. The parks are noticeably more quiet, fruit stands close and Yoga by the Beach wraps up for another year. In our family, we are welcoming the fall with yet another big adjustment. The anticipation of a little baby…     Read More