Author Archives: Laura Cornell

New Moon of Diwali ~ Living in the Midst of Fire

Just over a week ago I woke to learn that massive fires were burning just 20 miles north of my California home. (I was so grateful that the fires HADN’T been here 2 weeks earlier, when 24 beautiful women were … Continue reading

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New Moon of Navaratri ~ 9 Nights of the Goddess

Today marks the beginning of Navaratri, the traditional 9-night celebration of the Divine Feminine in India. This is a wonderful time to take a new action or make an inspired commitment to yourself! (Read below for the inspired action I’m … Continue reading

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How to Survive a Healing Crisis

In my late 20s I suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome. I was constantly getting sick or getting better, unable to go out on the weekends, and barely surviving the work week. Despite how debilitating this experience was, it turned out … Continue reading

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[New Moon Video] The Problem with New Year’s

Happy New Moon, and Happy New Year! It’s raining here in California, and I’m enjoying a quiet day at home. But so many women I know feel pressure to set New Year’s goals rapidly, to get back to work quickly, … Continue reading

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[Full Moon Poem] We Are Still Free

  After the election of Donald Trump We are still free. We are free to feel our anger, our rage, our tears. We are free to love our men, And love our women. We are free to speak out for … Continue reading

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[New Moon] Diwali and Elections

Happy New Moon! I wanted to send a quick note and two resources before I head into a spiritual retreat week. This Sunday, October 30, is Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, and it also marks just 9 days before … Continue reading

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Do You Have Expertitis?

Expertitis is the self-doubt that comes from being exposed to too many experts, and not enough time connecting with and affirming one’s own voice. I find that many yoga teachers end up comparing themselves to the experts, and then judging … Continue reading

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[Full Moon Video] Rakhi Day for Peace, Harmony and Community Unity

Do you know the story of Rakhi Day, an ancient Yogic celebration? Would you like to spread greater peace, harmony and unity in your community? I shot a quick video to share how you can reach across divides of gender, … Continue reading

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[New Moon Video] GoddessMind

I had the immense pleasure of spending last week at the beach with a group of amazing clients ~ yoga teachers, studio owners, and other healing professionals ~ all doing great work in the world. I love these women! On … Continue reading

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[Navaratri] Spring Festival of the Goddess

We’re in the middle of Vasant Navaratri ~ the nine-night spring festival dedicated to the Divine Mother. I love this celebration, reminding me to slow down and literally smell the flowers, savoring the beauty of nature and the sacred in … Continue reading

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