Four ways to modify your Pilates practice for back pain

Four ways to modify your Pilates practice for back pain

You can continue your Pilates practice if you have back pain. The latest research supports the benefits of exercise for overcoming back pain. Pilates can be particularly beneficial because it strengthens the core muscles needed to support your back and promotes...
How to transform conflict into a fresh start.

How to transform conflict into a fresh start.

Saying “tell me more” can transform a conflict into a fresh start.   When you disagree with someone, the most courageous thing you could do is simply say “tell me more”. I’ve been thinking about communication skills again lately. With so many polarizing issues...
Make better decisions by making time to reflect every day

Make better decisions by making time to reflect every day

Having a regular practice can give you the time for reflection. I was invited to participate in a Zoom meeting with Joseph Badaracco, Harvard Business School professor and author of Step Back. The discussion and book is about the importance of reflection and how to...
Why challenges are necessary to achieve flow.

Why challenges are necessary to achieve flow.

Flow occurs when we feel adequately challenged by our work, activities and relationships. Challenge makes everything more interesting and rewarding because it requires our attention to be focused and engaged in the moment. Our actions and awareness then merge into a...
Why we all need to be a little selfish to give our best.

Why we all need to be a little selfish to give our best.

Take what you need to give your best self to others.  Being selfish can seem like a negative quality. The reality is that we all need to be a little selfish.  The lesson of our yoga class today was about selfishness. We learned about what we needed to do for ourselves...
Four ways to enhance your form and maximize results

Four ways to enhance your form and maximize results

Good form is essential to prevent injury and maximize results.   Good form is about using the right muscles and alignment to prevent injury free and to get the maximum benefit from exercise. It doesn’t matter how fast you go, how much weight you can lift or...
Seven hiking essentials to purchase before you hit the trails

Seven hiking essentials to purchase before you hit the trails

The right gear makes hiking more enjoyable and safe. With Covid part of our everyday lives, hiking seems like a good option for a summer activity. It’s been a while since I’ve hit the trails. So I’ve been doing some research and purchasing some new hiking essentials....
Why you should examine your views in times of crisis.

Why you should examine your views in times of crisis.

Reexamine your views To create change, we have to reexamine our own views and actions in light of a pain that is deeply felt but too often ignored.  ~ Tim Cook, CEO of Apple The need to “reexamine our own views” are probably some of the most insightful words spoken by...
Why you should focus on growth and achievement now.

Why you should focus on growth and achievement now.

Lift your spirits now and move forward at work and in life.   Covid19 and the Shelter-In-Pace [SIP] restrictions have challenged everyone’s mental health in one way or another. Harvard Health shared an article about Self-System Therapy. Unlike traditional...
My path to becoming a conscious consumer

My path to becoming a conscious consumer

Conscious consumption can improve your health and wellbeing.   I recently listened to an interior designer delightfully talk about getting a can of paint for her birthday every year. She paint everything she possibly could. Those early days of having to exercise...
The props to purchase now and a few for your wishlist.

The props to purchase now and a few for your wishlist.

Props can improve your form and increase the challenge of an exercise. I love to use props in my own practice and will often incorporate them into a class. They are a great way to increase the challenge of a workout but also a good way to keep things fresh and to...