2020 Beginning

Here is a snippet of the email I sent to those in my yoga classes at the beginning of the month: …Now, regarding New Year’s resolutions- I’m curious to know if you make any. Of course, you all know me well enough to know that…

Is Chair Yoga Real Yoga?

Yes. Well, in my humble opinion, yes. This question has come up several times this week so, as someone who studies and teaches yoga, and chair yoga, I thought I would offer my own clarification and some words from those who practice chair yoga. First,…

Sjogren’s and medication

“Do you take medication?” This is a question I am asked often from others who also deal with autoimmune issues. I do not take any medication specifically for autoimmune issues. Both my PCP and rheumatologist are great about taking a holistic approach to management and…

What is Sjogren’s?

Approximately 4 million Americans are living with Sjogren’s – sometimes called Sjogren’s Disease or Sjogren’s Syndrome. I am one of those 4 million and often keep this information close to the vest. My friends and family know I have this but for the most part,…

Yoga. Anxiety.

Sometimes, anxiety can hit you right between the eyes– and it can range from an elevated heart rate to full-on panic. At one time or another, it happens to most of us, and when it does, it helps to remember a few key concepts: Have…

A Book List for Creatives

Whenever I find an interesting book (interesting in my own opinion) I like to share it with others–and most often, the “others” are those in my yoga classes. Recently, in my Tuesday Chair Yoga class, we talked about a few books for those who live,…

Yoga. Sjogren’s. Celiac.

Most of my friends and yoga clients know that I have a couple of autoimmune issues. In 2014 I was diagnosed with both Celiac and Sjogren’s. Getting diagnosed was not a smooth or linear process and I’ve learned that living with these two issues can…