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this new year

I woke in the middle of the night with an excruciating stomach ache.  I finally fell back to sleep, thinking that when I woke up, it would have subsided.  I have New Year’s Day plans, you know!  (And by the way, the belly ache had nothing to do with crazy New Years Eve partying…my husband […]

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Guest Post from Reconceiving Loss

Hello!  I am excited to offer you all a guest post today, from Tara Shafer, the woman behind a beautiful website: Reconceiving Loss.  This website is an space where grieving parents can find resources to help them in their process, and be witnessed by a community at the same time.  The three main areas of […]

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Yes! Child’s Pose

I love Child’s Pose (Balasana).  During any given yoga practice, I spend a good chunk of it returning to Child’s Pose for just a breath or two, or for longer.  It wasn’t always this way.  I used to push my body to limits, to the highest back bend, to the ‘strongest’ plank I could muster. […]

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in gratitude

I am writing this morning while looking out the window into fog, clouds, silence, and mystery.  It is so quiet.  It is so still.  I am finding myself so grateful for this particular moment. I wasn’t quite sure what was so special about this particular moment and then suddenly I did.  The stillness was feeling […]

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panic attacks

At 2:54 this morning, my dog Bailey (who is the most overwhelming excited/anxious dog I’ve ever encountered) decided she desperately needed to wake me.  For what, I have no idea. She didn’t want to go out, she just wanted to run up on the bed and jump on me, shove her toy in my face, […]

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doing the best I can

I often walk around with the feeling “If I could only have a sign that says I’m doing the best I can”  I would be better off.  Because it is true – at any given moment, at any given time, I’m doing the best I can. When I see you in the grocery store and I […]

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Create beauty.  Those two words have become my mantra for the very mundane to the larger themes of my life.  From choosing to wear shoes that make me feel happy to surrounding myself with lovely music, I have been striving to create peace and beauty in whatever it is I may be doing.  Over the […]

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the drishti

In a yoga practice, one is often advised to focus on a drishti, or a focal point.  Many times, this word arises when in a balancing pose, so that while in a precarious position, the eyes focus on one stable object can help keep the body from tipping.  Sometimes a drishti is helpful during meditation or in […]

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enter your own silence.

I had the luxury of attending a yoga class this morning.  After a couple weeks of visitors, birthday parties, and excitement, it was time to go inward.  Time to balance the extrovert times with some introvert times.  As I fell into my own silence I suddenly heard my own voice talking to me.  For a […]

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Summer Priorities

I went to yoga class this morning for the first time in a long time.  I’d been feeling rather off  lately, and finally made class a priority this morning.  Hmmm, feeling off and not being in a yoga class for a long time … might these two correlate?! Lying in savasana, and feeling “ahhhhhhhh” drip all […]

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