Beltane (Gaelic May Day Festival or “spring time festival of optimism”) and 1st of May have been celebrated for thousands of years to welcome summer, warmth, new life and sunlight. It is a season of flowering, lighthearted bliss, fertility, sunshine and delights of life. This festival occurs at the end of April/beginning of May in the Northern Hemisphere and the end of October/beginning of November in the Southern Hemisphere.
“The beautiful spring came;
and when Nature resumes her loveliness,
the human soul is apt to revive also.”
~ Harriet Ann Jacobs
Sweet singing birds, fragrant wild flowers and increasing sunshine are lovely signs that the beginning of spring is near.
Indeed, Monday, March 20th, marks the beginning of spring. The first day of the new season, where the hours of daylight and darkness are perfectly balanced, celebrates the return of increasing light, ...Continue Reading →
whether old-fashioned or modern,
is very simple: loving others.
Come to think of it,
why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”
~ Bob Hope
Go on through the year,
Bringing love, laughter,
Hope, and good cheer.
Gifts wrapped with charity,
Joy, peace, and grace,
Are you still looking for a meaningful, yoga-inspired gift for your loved ones this season? Let your gift be a token of inspiration, and well-being that lasts beyond the holidays.
Here’s a list of just a few of my favorite items from brands that I love, as well as a local gem.
Consider giving yourself an inspirational gift as well. You deserve it!
Add some glam and shine to yoga practice and beyond ...Continue Reading →
With my heartfelt gratitude to you cherished reader, valued client, friend or family, for your loyalty, kindness, care and support!
Did you know that cultivating gratitude boosts your happiness, health and relationships?
Thanksgiving is a holiday to remind us of all the abundance and beauty in our lives, our relationships, loved ones, animal companions, home, food, warmth and kindness that surround us. While it is a wonderful day to be grateful, I would like to encourage ...Continue Reading →
Get in the mood for the upcoming holidays by bringing cheery, warming, and cozy aromas into your home. The intricate sense of smell is strongly connected to mind, body, spirit and emotions. Therefore, smelling an inviting fragrance makes us feel at home, relaxed, and cheerful.
Here’s how to make your own holiday aromatherapy blend and three ways to get your home fragrant and ready for the holidays.
Warming, sweet, and spicy ...Continue Reading →
“A human being is fashioned with innumerable qualities
which makes a soul shine in the darkness
like a candle lighting up every nook and cranny of the universe…
A human is a soul carrying a flame forever.”
~ Malika E. Nura
The time of the Indian festival Diwali invites us to honor the light, love and beauty within and around us.
Diwali is the joyous Festival of Lights which celebrates the victory of good ...
“Autumn is a second spring
when every leaf is a flower.”
~ Albert Camus
Autumnal Equinox is the day when day and night are divided equally.
As the days get shorter and the nights longer, nature asks us to slow down, and to go within. Here we can connect to our inner love, harmony and strength, nourishing and kindling our inner light which will illuminate our path through the dark hours of fall and ...Continue Reading →
Spring into Summer with Yoga!
Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year and we welcome the increased hours of light and sunshine.
As with every change of the seasons, it’s a time for new beginnings.
In addition this year’s solstice coincides with a full moon. Both the solstice and full moon create vibrant and positive energies that amplify your inner state of being. This offers ...