I’ll Take Care of Myself Later or not?

Have you ever found yourself with a to-do list a mile long and still growing?  Have you felt like you just can't spare a minute to breathe let alone meet a friend for a fun lunch?  How do you feel when the demands on you are greater than your time and energy?  I know...

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Listen More, Talk Less

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know.  But if you listen, you may learn something new. - Dalai Lama I love this quote!  It spoke to me this week on so many levels.  In my line of work, I spend a lot of time listening to other people.  I am a...

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Feeling a Shift Happen

Last week, I wrote about being in the messy middle part of change.  I'm definitely still there, but this week I felt a shift happen in my thinking.  When going through change, there can be a period of resistance even if it's a change that you seek.  At some point...

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Change Can Be Uncomfortable Sometimes

As I continue in this season of change, I'm noticing that lately I'm feeling a bit out of sorts at times.  I've been asking myself why that is.  Most of my recent changes have been ones that I've initiated.  I've wanted some of them for a very long time and just...

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Are You Ready for a Retreat?

Are you ready to take some time for yourself?  Is it time to reconnect to your thoughts?  Are you tired and stressed and need a break?  I know that when I start to answer yes to those questions, then it's time to take myself on my own retreat.  When I'm beginning to...

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The Joy of Sleep

As we head into the fall and I continue this transition back to my empty nest, I've been spending a little time noticing self-care in my life.  It's so important for me to take care of myself in order for me to continue to serve others in my daily life.  This often...

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A Little More Realigning in My Life

Recently, I led a 6 week group class to journey inward and discover what was important to us, listen to our inner wisdom and reconnect with who we want to be.  During this group, I was reminded that my actions weren't quite matching up with my truth.  I realized it...

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Pause & Celebrate the Small Wins Too!

Today I got a certificate in the mail to mark the completion of one of my yoga therapy trainings.  Usually I would just acknowledge it and move right on to the next thing on my to-do list.  I don't celebrate as much as I could.  Right now, I'm recognizing that I tend...

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It’s Time to Declutter

I've always liked to do a deep clean and get rid of the things that I no longer use or need.  It sounds a bit odd I know, but when I take the time to declutter, I feel as if a weight has been taken off of my back.  Maybe it's because summer is winding down & the...

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My Empty Nest is Back

This is a bittersweet time of year for me.  I've just taken my son back to school.  My house is quiet again.  I already miss having his presence in the house.  I'm also excited to have this time to myself again.  Yes, it's bittersweet right now.  I'm sad and happy at...

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How often do you use the word ‘should’?

Recently, I've had multiple conversations where people are saying that they should do this or they should do that.  In that same conversation, they'll talk about feeling stressed because they feel they have to do something even if it's not something that they like or...

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End of Summer Choices

Wow!  Tomorrow is August 1st.  Where has the summer gone...  It's been way too short and now it's almost time to take my son back to school.  So while the heat outside says that summer is still in full swing, my school calendar tells me that it's almost time to get...

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It All Gets to Be Here

I was feeling a little irritable this morning.  The root of this irritability was that I felt tired & needed to rest after a long day yesterday.  I didn't think that I really had time to rest all day, so I took it slow and did a few things instead of all of the things...

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Beginning to Separate Myself from My Children

There comes a time in a parent's life when it's time to begin to separate yourself from your children.  From the time that they were born until they leave home, you've been closely involved in their lives.  Sometimes it can be hard to see where you end and they...

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Feeling Overwhelmed

My life has a way of filling up.  From about mid-May until now, I've felt a bit like I'm treading water and just trying to keep up with the current.  No matter how much I do, there seems to be way more left undone.  I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed with all that...

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Noticing My Stop & Go Life

Last weekend I was hiking with my dog, Max.  Now, Max is a small dog and he weighs only around 11 pounds.  Because he's so small, I didn't think he'd like these long walks, but he loves to go out on the trails with me.  This time, he couldn't decide how fast he was...

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Major Life Transitions

Last week I talked about life being a series of transitions from one event to another.  I'm still thinking about transitions this week and those major life transitions in particular.  What is a major life transition?  These types of transitions can be all kinds of...

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Life Transitions…Big & Small

It seems to me that life is a series of transitions.  Some are big like your child graduating high school and then leaving for college.  Some are much smaller like when you've been on vacation and you have to transition back into your worker mindset.  Is one easier...

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I'm a mom of 2, a wife and a yogini. I have over 11 years of experience in yoga and I thrive on helping others find peace in their daily life.

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