Health & Wellness

Poison Control: 5 Steps to Soften Your Anger

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” —Anonymous (often attributed to Gautama Buddha) Seeing red, spitting bullets, going ballistic, seething, fuming, burning. Anger is hot, sharp, and dramatic. For me, anger arrives with the distinct sensation of tense heat rising—sometimes swelling, sometimes shooting—up through my belly into my [...]

By | June 25th, 2014|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

6 Ways to Rise Above Suffering

Spiritual Core Empowerment - Can I Get a Witness? “Learn to watch your drama unfold while at the same time knowing you are more than your drama.” —Ram Dass Suffering is part of the human condition—especially for those of us living out our dharma in the fast-paced, urban trenches of Los Angeles. Sometimes, when we [...]

By | May 28th, 2014|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Lessons from the Frontline of Motherhood

I should have been more specific when I set my intention. I wanted to receive enlightenment on the mat through my yoga practice, not necessarily through the challenges of motherhood during my daughter’s kindergarten homework session. Sometimes a mundane task like homework can be revealing and can tell us where we need to take our [...]

By | May 6th, 2014|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

3 Ways to Increase Tolerance for Discomfort

“I spent a lot of years trying to outrun or outsmart vulnerability by making things certain and definite, black and white, good and bad. My inability to lean into the discomfort of vulnerability limited the fullness of those important experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: Love, belonging, trust, joy, and creativity to name a few.” [...]

By | May 6th, 2014|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Perspective as a Power Tool

  3 Ways to Change the Way You See Things   “I kind of quit surfing when I got out of high school, but then a few years ago I started to take it up again. I’m not an expert by any means, but it’s so wonderful to get out in the ocean and get [...]

By | March 31st, 2014|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Practice Makes Practice: 4 Ways to Incorporate Ritual in Daily Life

“When I was a kid, our family used to watch Bonanza. I really liked having a Sunday night TV ritual.” —Anne Lamott My family’s TV ritual centered around Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In on Monday nights. I learned a lot from this time spent together—about our values and our sense of humor. It helped define who [...]

By | March 5th, 2014|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Shut Up and Listen: 5 Ways to Find Stillness In Chaos

By Zoë Kors “Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” —Hermann Hesse Life can often feel like an act of survival. It’s a hyper-connected, multi-tasking, texting-tweeting-downdogging-180-degree-latte kind of world, and it’s easy to get so caught up in the juggle that we [...]

By | February 5th, 2014|Health & Wellness, PRACTICE|0 Comments


From the Covered California home page, Those outside California, see, the national site. When you start looking into it, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) actually seems fairly straightforward and not that complicated. In a recent presentation sponsored by California Lawyers for the Arts, someone from the Actors Fund gave a [...]

By | October 2nd, 2013|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Wide Awake

Yoga to Promote Sound Sleep When asked of the Buddha “Are you a man, or a God?” the Buddha replied... “I AM AWAKE.” I’ll start with the bad news—in some cases, chronic insomnia has no real cure. While there are many types of insomnia and many reasons for sleeplessness and sleep difficulties, for some of [...]

By | October 30th, 2012|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

The Surgeon and The Yogi

Brought together by crisis, reunited by gratitude The space between life and death is tenuous. No one knows, from one minute to the next, what might befall them. I don’t remember exactly how I felt on the morning of September 17, 1986. I do know that it felt special because it was my fourteenth birthday. [...]

By | December 20th, 2011|Health & Wellness|2 Comments