Empathy Over Sympathy: How we react to the suffering of others.

I attended a lecture during my third year of medical school as a part of a joint OB/GYN and Pediatric Grand Rounds on helping mothers through fetal loss. The lecturer asked the audience whether they felt empathy or sympathy, as the healthcare provider in difficult situations such as these. Hands creeped up hesitantly, clearly unsure

Say What’s Real.

I was speaking with a friend of mine, Eva, the other day about the growing presence of transparency in social media and how realness is starting to give perfection a run for it’s money. Words like “vulnerability” and “authenticity” have become trending buzzwords. It’s a beautiful thing that people are sharing what is real and raw

Does Donation-Based = Free?

“So you run an entirely donation-based yoga organization?” My “yes,” is usually then quickly followed up by a surprised look and a “Wow, don’t people take advantage of that?” My answer is always the same—“Maybe, but how would I know?” If I tell people “Show up, practice yoga with me and pay what you’re able,”