Find the Joy in all your Seconds

  Last week I watched a short Valedictorian speech given by an 18 year old High School Senior. I will confess I was skeptical at first.  I questioned what wisdom this student could impart on me. Wisdom comes with age and experience after all right? Well as I watched the three minute speech, I realized…

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“Hello Old Friend”; the power of an authentic connection to others and ourselves

We all are busy. In fact most of us wear our busy-ness like a badge.  I am a Yoga and Mindfulness teacher & writer, a mother of two children, an avid community volunteer and a wife. Bouncing between worlds is a skill I have mastered over the years but it requires a level of organization and…

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What seems like a Deviation from the Path actually IS the Path

  I spent quite of bit of time last week thinking about the quote “Slow and steady wins the race” from Aesop’s fable The Tortoise and the Hare. Through many times in my life this has been a motto of sorts for me. As I checked the boxes from childhood to adulthood to motherhood and…

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Find the Elements of Paradise on and off your Mat

There has been a bit of upheaval in my home and work life over the last few weeks. Both my daughter and my husband underwent significant, but scheduled (and non-life threatening thank goodness) surgeries one week apart. In addition, one of the studios that I have been teaching at for 11 years has unexpectedly closed…

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What Can We Set Adrift?

Last week, I arrived home from hosting my third Yoga Retreat. It was my second time hosting it on this special little Island off the coast of mainland Belize called Thatch Caye. The island is one mile long and only 11 acres.  There are just 15 guest rooms so when you arrive on this island…

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See the Waterfall that is our Thoughts

      I was talking with a friend this past week and she was sharing that she had  gotten involved in a couple of volunteer committees and was really enjoying making a contribution and seeing the good she was doing. What started out as a very positive conversation however evolved into her worries that…

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Cultivate the Art of Single-Tasking

I used to think that when a similar theme arose in several different contexts in my life that it was a coincidence. As I have grown as a Mindfulness & Yoga Teacher (and as a human being) I have realized that those are actually lessons from the universe offered to me in many different ways;…

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If You Don’t Change It, You Choose It

  Two weeks ago when I was prepping to teach my classes I realized I didn’t have a message to share. I sat quietly the evening before my first class and thought about why that was the case. I knew it wasn’t that the universe had no messages for me, instead it was clear that…

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