Be Resolute on your mat and in your life

I find myself conflicted on the principle of New Years Resolutions. I believe that the journey of  self exploration and growth is gradual and continual and  when we resolve ourselves to something…it has to come from within our hearts…not because the calendar tells us to. However, I do respect that these times  allow us to ask…

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Inhale to find your Inspiration

As I continue on my Anatomy journey there are so many amazing things about the physical body that inspire me. Last week, we learned about the bones and joints of the Axial body (including the Spine and Ribcage). We also read a bit about the Anatomical process of the breath. Amazingly, taking air into the…

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Find Gratitude for the chance to be a student and a teacher both on the mat and off

The inspiration for my classes last week unfolded gradually in 4 different ways. It all started as I was studying for my latest Anatomy quiz  and my daughter observed excitedly that I was both a teacher AND a student. I thought about that for a moment and I responded back that, in fact, each of…

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Unattach and Be Free

  Last week, we had our town vote. The next morning, as I was removing some of the posters that had been hung up around town, I began to feel lighter.  With that behind me, I started to think about my message for the week and it became very clear to me. Non-Attachment. See, the…

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Make the Choice for Conscious Action

  I went to my daughter’s back to school night a couple of weeks ago. Her school is very focused on character education and one of the tenants mentioned caught my attention. It was a question, When is inaction, action? I spent a bit of time pondering this concept and its different interpretations both on…

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Live your Pura Vida

  Two weeks ago I traveled to Costa Rica for the second time. I felt so blessed to be back in a country I fell in love with 12 months ago and I found a deeper appreciation not only for the natural beauty of the country but the wisdom and internal beauty of the people…

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Clear your Mind of Fullness and be Mindful

  Summer is supposed to be carefree, fun and include a lot of lounging in the sun but that has not been my summer journey so far. One day last week I caught myself just as I was about to squeeze hand cream on my toothbrush. I stopped (thankfully), took a deep breath and realized…

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Grant Yourself the Gratitude

last week I had a moment where I realized that I had taken something for GRANTED that I literally could NOT imagine living without. It wasn’t intentional but it happened just the same. It is human nature to not always appreciate things until they are gone or changed in some way so I asked my…

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On your Journey is the Joy

I found my inspiration last week in a small package…my six year old Son. He was struggling with kindergarten ending and camp starting. All of those changes; transitions were a lot for him. I realized that the milestones…the big moments….like the last day of Kindergarten; are only important because of all the days leading up…

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Find your Perspective and you will “Catch your Breath”

  It has been a very busy couple of weeks and not coincidentally its been that much time  since my last post. My messages over the past few weeks have been woven from a common thread; the impending and actual arrival of Dixie, our 13 week old lab puppy pictured above. Leading up to her…

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