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Pouring honey on your toes

Pouring honey on your toes

People say to me all the time, "I can't do yoga. I can't even touch my toes." It always brings this image to mind of a kind of crazy keystone cop arriving at a yoga class and going one-by-one to check people in standing forward fold. Not touching your toes, out you go. I'll let you in on two...

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Did I ever tell you how lucky you are?

Did I ever tell you how lucky you are?

Leave it to Dr. Seuss. He has delivered many important messages for much of my life. Last week, with his help, I discovered what mindfulness truly is. For all of you who have children, you know that one day they will, if all goes well, graduate from high school and move on with their life....

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A room with a view

A room with a view

I have a beautiful corner bedroom on a second floor in the place I live now. At that corner, right outside is a huge tree. I can't see the trunk of the tree, but the branches wrap around and fill the view of each of the two windows. One window opens to the rising sun, and through the other, I...

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Legs up the wall

Legs up the wall

In a yoga class I was teaching at one of our client's offices last week, I realized something looked different. Typically there are screens pulled down in this room because it is a large conference room. That day there were some nice big sections of unencumbered walls. Ahhhh! You know you are a...

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5-minute Relaxation Meditation

5-minute Relaxation Meditation

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hammers and happiness

hammers and happiness

"If I had a Hammer" by Peter, Paul and Mary was the first song that I can remember hearing as a young child. My parents played the song over and over again. I loved it. It was simple and soulful. As that song played, I was learning to be a thinker, to "figure things out." Quickly I understood my...

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Time away

Time away

It's that time of year. Vacations for many but for others there are just no resources tagged for travel. But that doesn't mean there can't be some time away. I so often have been in that all or nothing mindset and have found myself in that place of lack. This is when I rally my creative energy and...

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Making dreams real

Making dreams real

On my recent trip to Costa Rica we were driving to the treehouse community where we were to stay for the next three nights. I was happily telling my teenage son about Matt and Amy. Quickly I realized I had fallen into the quicksand of teenage cynicism in my attempt to engage him in conversation....

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Walking is good, hiking is better

Walking is good, hiking is better

Continuing on my study from last week of the G-habits from the book Sitting Kills, Moving Heals, by Joan Vernikos I began to think more about the stories of John Glenn. I didn't know that much about John Glenn before and as I searched story after story illustrated a man of great resilience and...

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Is gravity a friend or foe

Is gravity a friend or foe

Last week I was deeply immersed in understanding the role of gravity and movement in keeping our bodies strong and healthy. I was deep into an extraordinary book, Sitting Kills, Moving Heals by Joan Vernikos who was the former Director of NASA's Life Sciences Division. After reading about her...

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