Sabbath Moments

Recently in our final days of onsite training for Urban Zen at Wexner Heritage Village, the Rabbi Cary Kozberg joined us to deliver a most inspiring maybe even, life changing speech.  He commented that Urban Zen offers people "Sabbath moments" in their daily busy, stressful lives.  He spoke about the Sabbath as a time to … Continue reading Sabbath Moments

Exhale

    Ahhhh!  Doesn't that feel better?  This is a time of year when our 'to do list' gets longer and longer and we run around practically holding our breath.   Sometimes in Urban Zen we advise a patient/client to notice their exhale.  This can often slow their breath rate and relieve feelings of anxiety.  … Continue reading Exhale

Urban Zen

“We believe that it takes a strong back and a soft front to face the world.”  Roshi Joan Halifax Are you being called to serve?  Do you have a passion to help your loved ones who may be living with terminal illness?  Do you want to work with persons undergoing cancer treatment and be able … Continue reading Urban Zen

Feel Your Feet

  Last night on my way home from work I received a phone call from my husband that he and my children were at the emergency room.  My daughter had fallen and hit her head.  They wanted to be sure she did not suffer a major concussion.  I felt my feet on the gas and … Continue reading Feel Your Feet

Hug your family

I had planned on another post but this post had to be shared.  Lately unfortunately, I've heard many stories of tragedy.  Parents losing children, unexpected loss of loved ones and those living with serious illnesses.  My Urban Zen work takes me into hospitals and hospice where I am presented with the reality that with life, … Continue reading Hug your family

compassion

According to the American Heritage Dictionary compassion is the deep feeling of sharing the suffering of another, together with the inclination to give aid or support or to show mercy.  I worked many years in a homeless shelter and would often take on my clients pain and want to fix things for them, this never … Continue reading compassion

Pockets of Peace

Oh, it feels so good to be back here!  It has been a whirlwind of amazing opportunities and activities.  I am in the final stages of becoming an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist,  (so excited about this and will post more about this soon), I'm also in the final stages of making a Yoga DVD for … Continue reading Pockets of Peace