Katie’s Bookshelf: Go Wild by Richard Manning and John Ratey

“Go Wild; Eat Fat, Run Free, Be Social, and Follow Evolution’s Other Rules for Total Health and Well-Being” by Manning and Ratey uses the premise of going back to our “wild” nature to achieve more overall health.  They explore running and exercise, nutrition, sleep, nature, the brain, and our tribe as all areas to returnContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: Go Wild by Richard Manning and John Ratey”

Katie’s Bookshelf: The Five Things We Cannot Change by David Richo

“The Five Things We Cannot Change…and the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them” written by David Richo outlines the givens in life and how to live more with an “unconditional yes.”  His 5 givens are: Everything Changes and Ends Things Do Not Always Go According to Plan Life is Not Always Fair Pain is aContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: The Five Things We Cannot Change by David Richo”

Katie’s Bookshelf: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho is a short and sweet parable of a boy who sets out to find his “Personal Legend.”  He starts off as a sheep herder who is called to find treasure at the pyramids in Egypt.  He sets out on his journey and meets several different types of people along theContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho”

Do Nothing: Restorative Yoga Self-Care

What I am about to proclaim is radical; you have permission to do nothing.  Do nothing every month, every week, or every day. Go wild and do nothing every hour!  We all have so much to do at home, work, school, and all the places. There will always be something to do.  I promise thatContinue reading “Do Nothing: Restorative Yoga Self-Care”

Simplify Your Practice

Savasana, the ending resting pose in most yoga classes, can conjure up all sorts of feelings. I would go as far to say that you either love it or hate it. How can one pose create such an emotional reaction? I would guess that those who hate it are challenged by the stillness and struggleContinue reading “Simplify Your Practice”