Self-discipline and Spiritual observances are the main focus for the second limb – Niyama. Regular temple or church service attendance, prayers before meals, personal meditation practices, habitual contemplative walks alone are fine examples of practicing niyama. Just as in the Yama, there are five niyamas: Saucha: Cleanliness When I think about cleanliness, I think about the JapaneseContinue reading “THE 8 LIMBS OF YOGA – PART 2 NIYAMA”

Utilizing Your Confidence Muscle

Galatians 5:22-23 says: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” In July of 2015, I was one of many fortunate people in the audience listening to Bonnie St. John, our Keynote Speaker share her exciting life. Bonnie St. John isContinue reading “Utilizing Your Confidence Muscle”

Domestic Violence/I Know

I found this worn out tattered paper with a poem I had written many years ago. It was during a particularly difficult time in my life. I was sitting with a group of women who were staying at a domestic violence safe house. Their stories were heartbreaking and powerful. I felt a great bond withContinue reading “Domestic Violence/I Know”

Mission & Vision Statements

“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.”  – Viktor E. Frankl As the year 2016 is in its infancy, IContinue reading “Mission & Vision Statements”