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I facilitate programs that encourage people to move their bodies outside with nature. There are many names for describing this, like: recreation counselor or fitness instructor. I work in the fields of outdoor behavioral health, ecopsychology, and lifestyle medicine. Regardless of what it is called, we use nature as therapy, or for growth, or leisure, because of course, we are deeply wholly connected to it. Regular doses of nature are the remedy. It contributes to...

These are three tips focused on prioritizing habits when things are in flux, when traveling, staying at a friend’s house, on the road, in transition. It’s what I learned by flying to Mexico without a plan, not knowing if I would be living in one place or moving around, have a kitchen for myself or not, be by the ocean or inland.  Do what is easy: What habits are naturally supported by your current situation?  For example,...

Three months ago, I dove into Yogahealer’s Yoga Health Coaching program to develop a business that would help many people by doing what I love. I quickly discovered starting a new business feels like scaling a high mountain, with my fingernails, and in flip flops. Since I have a dominant Vata dosha and brittle fingernails, my tendency is to keep climbing even as my fingernails flake off. In other words, I have a tendency to overwork and...

I am struggling. I am into the nuts and bolts of the YHC course, still a bit behind (if there is such a thing) but really I’m stuck on the detail, the tiny details that make all the difference, the tiny details that have the power to carry me into ease and efficiency, the tiny details that have the capacity to streamline, the tiny details that are ultimately the foundations of success. Why am I stuck...

I am a Certified Yoga Health Coach. Yep, I just said that! You see, I have been offering my services as a YogaHealth Coach for 10 months, but more importantly, I haven’t felt like a Yoga Health Coach until very recently. I have been following the sage advice from our teacher, Cate Stillman, who encourages us to “Fake it until you make it.” It has now been 14 months since I first stepped onto the Yoga Health...

In Ayurveda, space element comes first. It precedes all other elements in existence. Space must exist for the winds of change to come, the fire of transformation, the journey of water, or the substance of earth. When we work out, we stretch our muscles and create micro tears. When they heal, we create stronger muscles. We stretch them to a new capacity. We do this mentally, using our ability to focus. We even do this with...