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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If You Don’t Change It, You Choose It

  Two weeks ago when I was prepping to teach my classes I realized I didn’t have a message to share. I sat quietly the evening before my first class and thought about why that was the case. I knew it wasn’t that the universe had no messages for me, instead it was clear that…

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Mindful practice leads to a mindful life

This week the national news was my source of inspiration. The story of the teenage girl who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for texting encouragement to her boyfriend to commit suicide inspired me to talk to my own teenager about the power of our actions and our words; both spoken and written. We cannot…

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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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