Bloom where you are Planted

This winter was a challenge here on the East Coast. I found myself getting angry and frustrated quite easily. Once Spring came, my mood lightened and I had very high expectations for a glorious, warm, sunny season. Unfortunately, for the last 6 weeks or so, that had not been the case. Finally, there was  a…

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Find Gratitude for Sameness and Find Your Inspiration

I just got back from a trip to beautiful St. Martin. It has become our yearly little getaway, my husband and I…an opportunity to reconnect, relax and be together. It is a strange experience to go back to the same place several times in a row. I felt it very strongly this time as we…

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Be a Bucket Filler and your Bucket will always be Full

It all started a few weeks ago. I overheard my children arguing and my son, through his tears, called my  daughter  a “bucket dipper”.  I stopped and tried to process what that was…name calling is a punishable offense in our house typically. I asked him to repeat it so I could make sure I heard…

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Be happy on your path and you will always be where you want to be

  I recently heard a statement that perplexed me but as I contemplated it  further it made sense. It became my clear inspiration and focus for my classes last week. “If you are not happy where you are, you will not get where you want to be”. My first thought was that often dissatisfaction motivates change. However,…

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Today is the RIGHT Day for the PRESENT

  Recently I have been inspired by the Breath (So Hum) and the Gaze (Drishti) as tools to help connect us more fully in our Yoga Practice. This past week my hope was to use these techniques into action together to practice the goal we all seek to attain; To be present in our LIVES…

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Gaze Inside and find your Inspiration

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to travel for a weekend trip to Arizona to celebrate my daughters 10th birthday. It was a special time shared with a close friend and her daughter (who was born 1 day after mine in the same hospital in San Francisco). The girls have been friends…

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So Hum. I Am That.

I had a So Hum kind of a week last week. The kind of week where it feels as if you have a million balls in the air with no chance to catch them all. And drop a ball I did. I missed an important meeting with my daughter’s teacher. Even after I realized and…

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Acknowledge your fear and you are free

Last weekend I went skiing with my children.  I watched as my son moved through his normal routine for the first run of the day. No matter how recently he has skied,  (in this case 3 weeks prior) his reaction is always the same. We got off the ski lift and began to ski and…

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“Embrace your Place” to be happy

After returning from my sunny, warm vacation, I could feel the never-ending winter getting to me. Last week when my daughter asked me if it was EVER going to be warm again, I had that tiny inkling of doubt myself even as I answered, “Of course it will”. Being angry and frustrated about the weather…

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BE the CHANGE you wish to see

Last week I happened to be in a sunny beachy place with my family which was a welcome respite from all of the unrelenting cold of this winter. As I stepped on to the beach our first day,  I felt huge gratitude. I was  enjoying the feeling of the warm soft sand under my feet…

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