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Your habit audit

Your habit audit

Flying Bats If you have ever played baseball, you know the cardinal rule of being the batter —never throw the bat. Most of us may have been the batter who forgot once and let it slide a few feet or seen someone else do this. Rules in a game like baseball are for fair play and also for...

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Befriending a tree

Befriending a tree

A favorite childhood tree It was a weeping willow tree at my grandparent's farm in Louisiana and I was about 4 years old. There was a swing that seemed to hang from the sky underneath its enormous canopy of drooping branches. When I was within that space, and my sister and I played atop the fallen...

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When I am among the trees

When I am among the trees

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/WHEN-I-AM-AMOUMG-THE-TREES.m4a"][/audio] When I Am Among The Trees by Mary Oliver When I am among the trees, especially the willows and the honey locust, equally the beech, the oaks and the pines, they give off such hints of gladness. I would...

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Driving as a mindfulness practice

Driving as a mindfulness practice

The last few weeks I’ve done quite a bit of driving. Not only driving but driving through Connecticut. For me, traversing Connecticut seems to involve a lot of traffic. I’m not sure if WAZE letting me know, moment to moment, exactly how long I am going to be in traffic helps. On my first drive,...

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Finding stillness and alignment

Finding stillness and alignment

I'm just finishing an intense 5-day Breathwork Training Workshop. It's been an intense week with conversations about bodywork, philosophy, psychology and the breath. My mind was stretched to experience new ways to process my life's experiences so far and other vantage points from which to view what...

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A rest, recovery and reset plan

A rest, recovery and reset plan

September. While this month always delivers some of the nicest weather of the year, for me it also possesses some qualities of whiplash. The summer was hot and had an inordinate number of flash floods where I live. I yearned for a few more weeks of the relaxed schedule, the warm days and the...

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Get awkward for an open heart

Get awkward for an open heart

Shaped like a Bonsai I'll admit it right upfront. I don't have the best posture. It's been a "thing" several of my yoga teachers and trainers have noticed and commented on over the years. Maybe you can relate? Similar to the way a bonsai tree is shaped by the daily incremental bending of the...

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Yoga for Strength, Flexibility and Recovery

Yoga for Strength, Flexibility and Recovery

Yes, we’re now past Labor Day and back-to-school. While you may or may not be buying new school supplies, almost all of us are looking at our fall schedules and know we have a long stretch until Thanksgiving. How do you feel about that? I used to loudly and in a very grumpy manner declare that...

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Being okay with being uncomfortable

Being okay with being uncomfortable

I knew today was going be tough. Friday was the drop off of my son to his new college 2 hours north and yesterday we did the same routine but headed 3 hours west to drop off my daughter. I did not cry at either goodbye. Perhaps it was shock that this moment was actually here. In preparation for...

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Are you ready to fly?

Are you ready to fly?

My own empty nest So later this week we will drop my daughter, my youngest, off at college and bring my son, who took a gap year after a freshman year in college, to a new school. The flying, empty nest talk is all around me. The excitement I feel about these new beginnings feels like whiplash...

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