Connect to your strength below the surface

Life is like the ocean. There are calm days and rocky ones and all types in between. When our “ocean conditions” are rough we can get swept up in the turmoil on the surface or we can make the choice to go deeper. Two quotes together inspired my message last week.  “In quietness and calmness…

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Let your worries be “Up in the Air”

The holiday season finds us all a bit on edge I imagine. I know it finds me that way. So last week, when I was asked my suggestions for staying calm during this time, I took a step back and embraced the frenzy in order to find inspiration. What I realized was that life was…

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Cherish the everyday miracles all around you

  Over the last 10 years on my journey as a Yoga Teacher, I have continued to become more fascinated with what the body can do. I read and study bodies on my own but I always want to know more. So, for the first time in many many years, I am studying again. I am…

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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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What we have on and off our mats is More than Enough

I caught a short video the other day that truly inspired me.  It shows a young man approaching a few different people who were eating at the airport.  He was cleanly dressed and spoke respectfully and asked if they could spare some food as he was hungry. No one felt they had enough to share. That…

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It’s your Attitude, Not your Aptitude that determines your Altitude

  As I have mentioned, we recently adopted a puppy. I was anxious and fearful leading up to her arrival and began to feel relief once she actually came.  Now, a few weeks into the journey,  I have been inspired by all that I have already gotten back from the experience. What you put in…

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Look Backwards to Find Gratitude Forwards

Sometimes we need to take a look at what the universe is offering us. Three seemingly unrelated moments that occurred recently, when looked at together, offered me a very clear message. We can live more truly in the present when we gain perspective from the past. I found this quote by Kierkegaard that I shared…

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Bank your Karma for a Happy Future

Karma is a topic that I love to talk about. I find so much inspiration from it in my life and on my mat but it has been a challenge for me to write about.  Last week the Third Principle of Karma was my inspiration.  And with it, the concept of the Karma Bank; the idea that…

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Never Say Never

This past week I asked my students to think of something they had accomplished (either off or on their mat) that they never thought they would. I then asked them to grab a bit of inspiration from it and dedicate their practice to that inspiration. They breathed and flowed and opened their minds to the possibility…

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