Experience the Freedom of the Beginners Mind

Sometimes more than others, the uncertainty of our collective path forward weighs on me. These past couple of weeks I was very attuned to the fact that the words “I don’t know” were coming out of my mouth extremely often. As much as we all try to live in the moment, we are trained through…

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Beliefs Create our Destiny

I think we can all relate to the struggle of not letting ourselves go down a dark path. When there is so much fear and suffering in the world right now, it really is an important practice. The below quote from Ghandi truly explains this power and it became the message I shared with my…

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Fill your Well to be Well

Several days ago I hit bottom. I was completely mentally drained and had nothing left to give to my family. I spent three days existing on empty. My spiritual well was dry. First I had to realize what was happening. For weeks I had been depleting my “backup resources” without having the chance to re-fill.…

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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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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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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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Seeing your pattern is the first step to change

Samskaras are defined as karmic patterns. We all have Samskaras or habits in our daily lives, some good and some less so. It can take a very short time to develop a habit of thought or action and then it is with us. From there it takes conscious focus and attention to notice or acknowledge…

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We have the tools within us to heal and be free

  Better late yoga than no yoga is something I always say to my students if they worry about being late to class. I am holding to that philosophy as well when it comes to my blog posts (as this post is a few weeks late). Over the last 3 months I have been undergoing…

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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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