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Happy birds

Happy birds

So yes, we are still flying over the ocean of joy in Philadelphia. I am not a big football fan but I too am enjoying the jubilant feeling of the Eagles Super Bowl victory. It seemed impossible. For many years it was. Then it happened. It feels so good. It seems joy is in the air lately. I wrote...

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All pigeons are not alike

All pigeons are not alike

If I took a survey about pigeons, there would be people who would swear they are flying rats, the bottom of the ladder in the world of birds. I'm sure I'd also find others who whole-heartedly adore these feathered friends. Pigeon pose in yoga has an almost identical range of reactions. For some...

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Trees and Letting Go

Trees and Letting Go

Do you know why trees lose their leaves? I didn't really understand the science behind it. After a little research, it seems trees are familiar with one of the big tenants within a yoga practice, non-attachment. It's one of the ideas that can be confusing. But so is the fact that deciduous trees...

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Building Your Boat

Building Your Boat

When I was a student in yoga teacher training, I was not the star of the class. Far from it. I practiced yoga 2-3 times a week and with the busy schedule I had running my exhibit design and architecture business and raising two young children I was rather proud that I was doing that. In my life, in...

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The Bearded Lady

The Bearded Lady

I rarely listen to the radio, but my Spotify connection on my phone was not working last week. I turned the radio to the Elvis Duran show, usually a chaotic mishmash of phone taps and talk of Hollywood and other things I do not keep up with. I heard a woman speaking about a song. I could feel the...

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Chutes and Ladders

Chutes and Ladders

I was thinking over the weekend that it feels ironic that some days I am spreading the work to get your body moving and other days I am all about sitting still in meditation. It feels like opposing messages. They are opposite, but not opposing. We need both. One of the beautiful gifts of the...

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What is yoga?

What is yoga?

He was a man in his early 60’s who earnestly asked the question. “What is yoga?” I was doing a presentation for a large accounting firm in Philadelphia. At first, I was not sure if he was serious. Then I felt so happy that he asked. After the presentation, we talked and in fact, he did...

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A space at home

A space at home

Last week I wrote about my decisions to quit the gym in lieu of a home practice guided by my online teachers. For me that strategy better supports my commitment of a daily habit of movement. This decision coincided with an opportunity to continue working toward a more minimalist lifestyle, which...

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Your guide to buying a yoga mat

Your guide to buying a yoga mat

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Your-Guide-To-Buying-A-Yoga-May.m4a"][/audio]   If my home ever had a fire you’d find me, without hesitation, lunging for my yoga mat. Perhaps that seems an odd choice. It is one of my most treasured possessions. I wanted to write about yoga...

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My 5 unexpected business benefits of a trip to Blue Osa, Costa Rica

My 5 unexpected business benefits of a trip to Blue Osa, Costa Rica

At this time of celebrating a new year, it feels like passing the GO in the board game LIFE. There is a feeling of new possibilities. In the game, players receive $200. In life, we have another chance for a better run around the board this year. As is my ritual, in December I took out my goals from...

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