The Namaste Counsel


November 21, 2023
The Power of Gratitude

Sometimes life can be a bitch. According to Eastern philosophies, suffering is inescapable but can be overcome. Regardless of what troubles envelop you, you have the power to live a happy, healthy life. Gratitude can help you get there. Feel thankful for all of life’s blessings.  What do you feel thankful for today? I give […]

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October 31, 2023
We All Can FLY (First Love Yourself)

For many years, I’ve led First Love Yourself (FLY) workshops. My next one is November 4 at Serasana, in Southwest Austin (scroll to bottom of linked page to register). As a yoga therapist, I emphasize the mind and spirit. That’s why I feel learning to FLY is essential for everyone. Some attendees have joined more […]

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September 12, 2023
Treat Yourself to a Retreat

Retreats Are Key to Self-Care Today’s society is challenging. A high 20 percent of Americans experience chronic physical discomfort, while one in three suffer from anxiety or depression. Fortunately, as mentioned in my book, the road to health and happiness can be accessible, easy, and enjoyable. But, it's essential to prioritize our self-care and incorporate […]

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August 31, 2023
Pain Awareness Month--Simple Practices to Ease Discomfort

Pain, Pain, Go Away When I was a kid, every visit to the dentist resulted in tons of new cavities in my teeth. Surprisingly, I was never afraid of the dentist. Especially, considering he didn't use novocaine when he was drilling. The nominal amount of pain I endured was "normal." It wasn't until I was […]

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June 28, 2023
Gutsy Yoga

Who has frequent belly aches, bloating or gas, or irregular bowel movements? It’s ok to admit it because digestive disorders are widespread. I was diagnosed when I was a young kid. For more than 50 years I’ve calmed my belly aches through diet, meditation, breathwork, and bodywork.  More than ten years ago, during my yoga […]

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June 12, 2023
Lessons from my Gurus: First Love Yourself

“Love is inherent within everyone. It is our essence.” — His Holiness Radhanath Swami And that includes self-love, which for many, isn’t that easy. That’s why I created my First Love Yourself (FLY) workshops many years ago. This week, I head to Reston, Virginia to share my signature session with fellow certified yoga therapists from […]

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May 25, 2023
International Day of Yoga Book Launch

June 21 is the longest day of the year. Since 2015, International Day of Yoga is on this date. Both of those are important to me. But, June 21, 2023, will be unforgettable for me. My book launch coincides with this date, and I will offer FREE e-books. Although I contributed to two published books […]

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March 16, 2023
Free Yourself from Fear

When I was a kid, I was afraid of the bogeyman. He apparently enjoyed floating around my bedroom—but only when the lights were off.  In college, like many suddenly independent young adults, I was fearless. I lived in foreign lands. But, I spent more time exploring my host countries than reading textbooks. There was one […]

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February 21, 2023
Ayurvedic Dietary Tips 

Some things seem to go together like mittens on cold hands: apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream, peanut butter and jelly, Mac and cheese, rice and beans, and South Indian dosas (vegan crepes) with coconut chutney.  The five senses impact our menu choices. The smell of coffee when we awake stimulates our desire to add […]

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January 11, 2023
About Me

As a kid, once my mom got past the TV dinners days, she baked sugar-free, bran-loaded homemade “cookies.” We had salad for dinner every night, and the only peanut butter she bought was freshly ground at the local health food store. My father’s degree was in physical education, though admittedly, he didn’t pass on much […]

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November 30, 2022
Yoga in Schools

Times have changed. When I was a kid, we had physical education (PE) daily. Boys with the boys’ teachers and girls with the girls’ teachers. Different times, different sports. Separate, and NOT equal. Despite the enactment of Title IX in 1972, I don’t recall any high school co-ed PE classes. Unless I opted for more […]

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July 6, 2022
Walking: Man’s Best Medicine

Walking for Health Around 400 BC, the Greek physician Hippocrates said, “walking is man’s best medicine.”  Recently, I taught a 90-minute exercise class to high schoolers. Between the yoga stretches and core workouts, I led them in a 20-minute walk outside. One of the school staffers saw us and commented that my pace was much […]

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Somehow, in the I me mine world that we live, emotional and physical well being has escaped the vast majority. The Namaste Counsel encourages simple proven practices to live a healthier and happier life. Any time. Any where. By anyone.
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