Category: Wholebeing

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seeing the forest

seeing the forest

In my design life the idiom was that God was in the details. And truly in most good design it is the nuances of the tiny details in the hem of a dress, or the wood trim, or special finish of a surface that truly makes the difference. When these details are ignored you can feel the lack of attention...

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changing colors

changing colors

Every wonder why the leaves change color in the fall? Or maybe you are one of those people who remember the reason from when you learned it in middle school science class. I had forgotten and got curious about how all these amazing colors emerge in the fall when there was so much green just...

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Falling into the rhythm of routine

Falling into the rhythm of routine

What I love about summer is the freedom. No school, vacations. The patterns of homework and getting things done is interrupted. It feels good. It’s time to lay in the sun, look at the clouds and the sea and just take a breath. Summer may be a favorite season of yours, or not. The beautiful...

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5 Steps to Getting Over the End of Summer Blues

5 Steps to Getting Over the End of Summer Blues

Lately I’ve been encountering a lot of friends, colleagues, and students exhibiting signs of the End of Summer Blues. At first they are subtle: short sighs, gazing out windows longingly, squeezing out every minute of spending time in the sun in the evening and looking a bit glum when the sun...

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unfolding with ease

unfolding with ease

I first learned about letting life unfold with ease at a retreat at Kripau with Sylvia Boorstein, a wonderful meditation teacher. The phrase was part of a metta meditation practice. The practice is a wonderful daily meditation where you say four statements and wishes for yourself, the final one...

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do not harm

do not harm

Most often yoga is believed to be a series of postures we do to stretch our bodies, find relief from pain and find some relaxation and clarity. Yet the practice of yoga extends to some bigger principles that play out in our lives off the mat. Flexible bodies equate to flexible minds. Knowing where...

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The anchor and the explorer

The anchor and the explorer

So I can't even remember which one of my many teachers shared this tidbit of Iyengar philosophy with me over the years but I shared it with a student recently and it had a big impact so I wanted to share it with you. Iyengar would talk about every pose having two aspects, the anchor and the...

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Spring Clean Yourself!

Spring Clean Yourself!

Spring has started to make its long awaited debut here in the Philadelphia area and there is a palpable and lively energy in the air. People are out and about jogging, meandering in parks, planting beautiful flowers, and basking in the sunlight. There's a lot of excitement this time of year as we...

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feel like hibernating?

feel like hibernating?

I've been thinking about hibernation a lot lately. These cold snowy days just make me want to curl up in a cozy place like this wonderful felt pod and sleep...until April. Hush pod by Freyja Sewell We are mammals, right? I feel very bearish lately and I think what's getting in my way is...

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less truly is more

less truly is more

Happy New Year! I hope you are well and had a lovely holiday. It was a different holiday season for us this year. I noticed feeling anxious and lacking as Christmas got closer. We had fewer presents and not very many activities planned. I kept feeling the urge to go get one more present to make...

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