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It’s true. Yoga is the Sanskrit word for yoke. It comes from the root word “yug,” which literally means to yoke or unite. That is what yoga is – coming together, a uniting. Let’s explore the many ways to view …

Yoga Translated is Yoke? What place does yoke have in yoga? Read more »

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A yoga instructor said this in class the other day, “…so we will bend, not break.” When the instructor said this, I realized I was annoyed and uncomfortable. “What does this saying mean to me?” I asked. I tried applying …

“Bend, not Break.” Read more »

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I’m in a yoga class (livestream of course). The teacher has guided us into half-moon with a bind, something I have never done before. It feels awkward. I’m wobbling on my standing leg. I feel the frustration starting to bubble …

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I’m always excited for a new year to begin. I love the idea of leaving the old behind and walking into a brand new year. It feels as if anything is possible. Especially this year. 2020 has been a bit …

Two Things – A 2021 Commitment Read more »

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The roller coaster that was 2020 brought me to a realization. Happiness can be a state of being. I believe if you can step back and look at your present life and think, “Yeah, I’m happy,” then you are in …

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“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% …

Sighing is Healing Read more »

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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 …

Finding Your Muse Read more »

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