Good Morning Mom!

One would think these words would evoke the feelings of warmth, joy and bliss, not to mention, promote the emotions of love, happiness and connectedness. Right? Well, not if they are delivered like a blow to the back of the head in the form of a “spiritual 2×4” from my 11-year-old daughter. Her timing was […]

The Anatomy of Kindness and Meanness

The Anatomy of Kindness and Meanness

Someone once told me that I am too nice and I should be meaner.  Hmmm ok.  I’m a pretty open-minded gal so I decided to investigate, perform a science experiment of sorts.  I can be a pretty emotional person, so I decided to take an objective/scientific approach.  First, the purpose or problem of my study […]

Sorry To Make You Wait…….

“REALLY?!?!?  Are you kidding me.”  That was my monologue in response to the comment “sorry to make you wait…..” from a sweet store employee.  Rewind 5 minutes prior to.  My frame of mind these days is somewhat (definitely) unstable to say the least.  I’ve been studying, practicing, organizing, testing, lather, rinse, repeat…… for 40 hours […]

The Good, The Bad, and Everything In Between....

The Good, The Bad, and Everything In Between….

  Today will be a very difficult day for me…..  It is the day that I will bring my daughters over to my Mom’s house and say goodbye to my Step-Dad and her as they make their way to Florida, their new permanent residence, the next step on their journey of life.  I’ve known about […]

Just Wait….. It Will Change

So recently, like today, my middle-school girl came down from her room with obvious upset. I carefully inquired as to what had her so worked up. Apparently, she and her friends had a disagreement and one of her closest girlfriends had decided, after numerous emails, that they shouldn’t be friends anymore. To say that my […]

Fear! Friend or Foe?

Well, some may think Foe and in fact, most of us may think Foe! Fear keeps us safe, it keeps us from crossing the street when a car is coming, it keeps us from entering a dark alley in the middle of the night, it keeps us from eating poison AND it keeps us stuck, […]

What Is Yoga Nidra Anyway?

What is Yoga Nidra Anyway and Why Would I Want to Practice? Yoga Nidra is based on the Law of Awareness. This law states that whatever we are willing to be with, we go beyond. Thus, lending the opportunity for resolving, dissolving and disappearing! No joke, this is so accessible with this practice. Let’s face […]

Upcoming Events At Yoga Sanctuary

Yoga Nidra with Shannon ~ Friday, February 6th, 7- 8 p.m. ~$25 Would you like to rest in Savasana for an hour? Would you like to feel as if you have napped deeply for four hours after this practice of just one hour? Come join Shannon for the deep meditative practice of Yoga Nidra or […]

Climb A Mountain Anyone?

Climb A Mountain Anyone?

Want to Climb A Mountain With Me? What if we approached fear with the spirit of Adventure?  No, that’s not a typo, I meant to capitalize Adventure even though it’s not the beginning of a sentence or a proper noun.  What if we gave Adventure the same importance as a proper noun or the beginning […]

No Where To Run But….IN

No Where To Run But….IN

  Imagine this scenario:  you show up to a department store dressing room with arms full of outfits to try on.  They are all different styles, colors, sizes, shapes, textures, etc…  You enter the room, take off your clothing, trying not to peer in the mirror at your body as you quickly catch a glimpse and […]