Journaling

Every morning I wake up and spend time writing down my thoughts in my journal. Some days I am inspired and the words flood the pages and it almost seems as my hand has a mind of its own. Other days, it’s a struggle just get a few sentences out. One thing that I have […]

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Disconnect to Reconnect

I recently took a vinyasa class at one of my favorite local studios. I had noticed that one of the students had brought their phone into the studio, and although that’s not something that I would personally do, I didn’t think much about it. As we went through class, I was completely connected to my […]

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Finding and accepting myself

One of the greatest struggles that we as humans face is the ability to embrace who we are. To be authentic. For most of my life I struggled with this greatly. I tried to blend in and not draw attention to myself. I lacked self confidence and was extremely shy. I worried more about friends […]

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Be you

” To be nobody but yourself in a world that is doing its best night and day to make you every body but yourself means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can ever fight- and never stop fighting”|EE Cummings This is one of my all time favorite quotes. I repeat it to […]

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It’s all you

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier. The way it actually works is reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you really need to do, in […]

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The body. The storyteller.

The great thing about the human body is that we are all different. Our bodies are all made uniquely defined to who we are and what we do. Some of us sit at a desk all day while others have jobs that require physical labor for 8 hours a day/40 hours+ a week. Some of […]

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Be yourself. Be ordinary.

When we are just ourselves, without pretense or artifice, we are at rest in the universe. In this ordinariness there is no higher or lower, nothing to fix, nothing to desire, simply an opening in love and understanding to the joys and sufferings of the world. This ordinary love and understanding brings an ease and […]

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Dust your shoulders off

I admit it. Last week I allowed myself to have a temper tantrum. A mini-meltdown. It’s silly to admit but it was triggered by a letter from the IRS stating that my husband and I owed additional money on our taxes from a couple of years ago. Not only was it money from a couple […]

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The Guest House by Rumi

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.  Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,  who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture. Still, treat each guest honorably.  It may be […]

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