“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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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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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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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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“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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Don’t be Perfect, Be Enough

Usually at some point during my week, my inspiration for the next week strikes. I have realized that the more present I am in the moment, the more often it comes. There are weeks where inspiration is hitting me from all sides and then there was LAST week. I was looking and searching but I…

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Find Your Great-Fullness

Gratefulness is a word we use often, but how do we truly cultivate it in our hearts? As I began to think about it,  I took apart the word gratefulness and discovered that by playing with the spelling a bit it can be broken up into Great and Fullness. How do we cultivate Great-Fullness in our hearts,…

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Being Present is a Present

I have spent a bit of time this past week talking about something that we all strive for; to be PRESENT in our own lives. An example I often use is we each can think of a time when we got in the car and drove to our destination and then once we arrived, we realized that we don’t really recall the actual drive; we have no specific memory…

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