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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Slipping Back Into Old Habits

I've been on vacation for the past week & I'm noticing some things about myself.  I've seen myself slipping back into old habits again.  Some of them aren't so bad, but some of them I would like to let go of permanently.  As I notice these old habits again, I'm...

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Courage to Change

Courage to Change

I've just come back from a week of training.  I had the pleasure of helping guide yoga therapists-in-training on their journeys to becoming full professionals.  It was amazing to watch them as they developed their skills and learned new ways to approach something. ...

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Listen to Your Own Intuition Again

When was the last time that you listened to your intuition?  I mean really listened to it?  It talks with you all of the time, but most of us aren't in the habit of paying any attention to it.  We're so busy reacting to the outside world, that we often miss those...

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Lasting and Meaningful Change

Have you ever had someone else try to change you?  Maybe it was a small habit that other person wanted you to change or maybe they thought that they could change your personality.  Chances are that it didn't work.  This would be mostly because change has to come from...

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Choices in Life

Choices are all around us all day long.  They can be as simple as turning left or right when you leave the neighborhood.  They can be as complex as figuring out how to invest your money.  They can also be as difficult as deciding what to do about a predicament that a...

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My Body and Mind Just Don’t Agree Sometimes

As you know by now, I'm a huge fan of listening to what your body has to tell you.  This week, mine has said slow down.  Take a nap.  Don't eat anything.  Rest more.  You see, I've had a bit of a stomach bug for the past several days.  It's been a lesson in listening...

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Navigating Change

Navigating Change

My new group program is called Navigating Change.  You might have heard a bit about it and some of you have even gone through this group already.  I have to say that I'm blown away by the courage that is shown by the group participants each and every time that the...

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Decisions

Have you ever had a decision to make where you know what you need to do but your personality is trying to talk you into the opposite decision?  It's fun when you're having this argument with yourself and I'm having one of those moments right now.  There's a decision...

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What I rediscovered on this search for a college…

What I rediscovered on this search for a college…

This week I've driven with my son through 9 different states so that he could check out colleges.  He's about to finish his junior year of high school and his spring break was a great chance to visit schools.  It's peaked his interest in several programs.  It's given...

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Discovering that I can’t do everything

Part of my personality tells me that I can do everything.  At once.  Well, I've been doing some personal discovery lately and it's just been brought to my attention, again, that I cannot do everything that interests me.  That part of me that insists that there's...

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My Unbalanced Life

Balance can be called a state of equilibrium.  It's a state of equality between 2 or more things, people, equations, etc.  This does not usually describe my life.  More often then not, I am unbalanced.  I'm either working too late or deciding not to work at all and...

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I like a schedule

I like a schedule

Ok, I admit it.  I like my life to have a schedule to it.  I know what to expect and I can make changes ahead of time if I need to do so.  A schedule gives me a sense of order and predictability.  When I have a schedule I can plan accordingly.  Last minute changes to...

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About Me

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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