Acceptance is one of the keys to happiness

Change can be a scary thing. Sometimes we fight it because we are afraid. But there is a freedom that comes with surrendering that fear and finding acceptance. And then, most of the time, what we find on the other end is happiness. My message for my classes this past week was just that. I…

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Be exactly who you are on and off the mat

I just am wrapping up a two year stint as co-president of the PTA for the school district my children attend. I am looking forward to having more time and space in my mind and in my life; a chance to get back to this blog and to be even more connected to my teaching.…

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Make the choice to “Feed your Good Wolf”

Happy New Year. The last month or so, I had found myself not in my best head. I had been having a bit of writers block but also felt the weight on my shoulders of not writing as it is often therapeutic for me.  A few days ago, I read a short Indian tale that…

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Release your Heaviness and Connect to your Light

  Last week I had lunch with an old friend. We worked together about 20 years ago and as we were reminiscing and catching up, she mentioned she had also seen another old colleague on her NY visit. I was reminded of the compassion I had felt for this colleague so long ago when we…

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Change patterns today to effect your journey tomorrow

  Last week I had lunch with my recently retired Aunt. We were catching up and talking about my daughter starting Middle School. My Aunt began to recount her (not so fond) memories of her own Middle School experience; a time of social awkwardness and angst that many of us experienced. We then went on to…

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Opposing forces can create a perfect balance

  This week I was cleaning out some papers and I stumbled across a contract that I had my daughter sign a month ago when she got her cell phone. It had a list of the rules and you could imagine what those are but one of the rules of the contract was to never…

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Be like the Element of Water and go with the Flow

I have taken a few weeks off from writing this blog. It was something on the to-do list that just wasn’t getting done so I took it as a sign to step away. I have been sharing my inspiration with my classes but wasn’t finding the focus to sit and write them down. So I…

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Connect to your strength below the surface

Life is like the ocean. There are calm days and rocky ones and all types in between. When our “ocean conditions” are rough we can get swept up in the turmoil on the surface or we can make the choice to go deeper. Two quotes together inspired my message last week.  “In quietness and calmness…

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Learn what the Breath can Teach

The body can teach us so much. This year of studying anatomy has reinforced that for me more than ever. The physiological process of inhaling and exhaling is actually very enlightening, not just from an anatomical standpoint but from a spiritual one as well. Very simply, when we INHALE our diaphragm moves down, our ribcage…

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Breathe in your So and out your Hum

It’s been a couple of weeks since I have last written. I have been struggling with not only the time and focus but also the desire to write my thoughts.  I write when I have something to say and I have had that less in these recent weeks. However, it feels as if the desire…

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