“It was as if all the happiness, all of the magic of this blissful hour had flowed together into these stirring, bittersweet tones and flowed away, becoming temporal and transitory once more.” ~ Hermann Hesse Paddle boarding with Ember, I …

Life is Magic (if you look for it) Read more »

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Do you have people in your life that annoy you? Maybe they have a personality tick, or a habit, or a way of speaking that annoys you. Or maybe it isn’t a person. Maybe it’s just a pet peeve that …

What if I’m the Storm? Read more »

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In 2003, I was engaged to a very nice man we will call Allen. I have talked about this engagement before. As a recap, Allen had a six year old daughter. He also had a mother that considered the daughter …

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“Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.” ~ George Santayana During a yoga class, a teacher said, “The body loves a good sigh.” I did a big sigh and realized she was absolutely, 100% …

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My new thing is paddle boarding, otherwise known as Stand Up Paddleboard, or SUP if you are one of the cool kids. I was paddle boarding for the second time when I started observing how happy I was. Obviously, paddle …

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There is a saying in mountain biking – at least I’ve heard there is one because I’ve never been on a mountain bike in my life. The saying is, “Where you look, that’s where you’ll go.” The idea is that …

Dristi – Our Point of Focus Read more »

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Eight years ago, I went through yoga teacher training. During that time, I was practicing yoga like a workout. I knew how to meditate before or after class started because of my training in energy healing, but the class itself …

Yoga is for Everyone! Read more »

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Since the beginning of the year, I have been trying to walk a new path in my life. A proactive path where I create my own life. If this sounds common, or ridiculous, please know that for a 9 on …

I am the monster. Goo Goo Gajoob! Read more »

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“What would you do if you knew you would succeed?” Ever wonder who originally said this? Thanks to Quote Investigator, I discovered the original quote was from Robert H. Schuller, but the wording is different. “What would you attempt to …

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I think we, as yogis, often think of the breath and the pose as two different things. Because of this, the breath often gets left to the way side. Which is why I’m constantly reminding yogis in class to use …

Breath IS part of the pose. Read more »

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