Now is the Time to Grow

A couple of weeks ago my family and I took the opportunity to travel to Wyoming and visit both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. They were each extraordinary in their own ways but as we explored them we noticed many areas of woods that had been burned from forest fires and in various stages…

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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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What seems like a Deviation from the Path actually IS the Path

  I spent quite of bit of time last week thinking about the quote “Slow and steady wins the race” from Aesop’s fable The Tortoise and the Hare. Through many times in my life this has been a motto of sorts for me. As I checked the boxes from childhood to adulthood to motherhood and…

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What Can We Set Adrift?

Last week, I arrived home from hosting my third Yoga Retreat. It was my second time hosting it on this special little Island off the coast of mainland Belize called Thatch Caye. The island is one mile long and only 11 acres.  There are just 15 guest rooms so when you arrive on this island…

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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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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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Gratitude is our Superpower

As I was thinking about the end of 2016 and my personal intention for 2017, Gratitude came to mind. I have struggled this year with some physical issues that are slowly resolving and there have definitely been times along the way that I have not felt all that grateful. ┬áIn addition to and partially because…

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Acceptance is one of the keys to happiness

Change can be a scary thing. Sometimes we fight it because we are afraid. But there is a freedom that comes with surrendering that fear and finding acceptance. And then, most of the time, what we find on the other end is happiness. My message for my classes this past week was just that. I…

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Create the Habit of Happiness

  Humans are creatures of habit; both in our cycle of thoughts and our actions. In sanskrit the word for habit is Samskara. This past week I was reminded that our thoughts create our feelings; our perspective on events or moments create the emotions we have inside. We have the power to develop a positive…

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Be exactly who you are on and off the mat

I just am wrapping up a two year stint as co-president of the PTA for the school district my children attend. I am looking forward to having more time and space in my mind and in my life; a chance to get back to this blog and to be even more connected to my teaching.…

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