It’s hard to say ‘No’ during the holidays

It’s hard to say ‘No’ during the holidays

We've reached that time of year when everything can be thrown at us.  Go to another party?  No problem.  Buy 3 more gifts that you weren't expecting?  No problem.  Bake enough cookies to feed a small army?  Again, no problem. At what point does it begin to be a...

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Acceptance of the present moment

Acceptance of the present moment

I've been thinking of acceptance this week. There are so many different types of acceptance. There's Social acceptance, self acceptance, conditional, expressed and implied acceptance. I'm sure you could come up with another one. What I'm thinking about is acceptance...

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One Simple Way to Reduce Anxiety

One Simple Way to Reduce Anxiety

I was recently reminded about the connection between anxiety and the breath. This connection is one that you hear about often.  When you look at a list for ways to reduce anxiety, one suggestion that you will frequently see is to take deep breaths.  Simple, right? ...

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What I’m Grateful for this Year

What I’m Grateful for this Year

  Thanksgiving has come around again.  I find myself thinking about what I'm grateful for in my life.  There are so many things that go on that list.  I wouldn't try to list them all for you, but here are a few. -Our car insurance that will pay to fix my daughter's...

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Take Life One Step at a Time

Take Life One Step at a Time

Sometimes I get overwhelmed with all that's going on in my life.  I start to notice that my mind is telling me that I have too much to do.  I get sidetracked by all of the little things in my life.  I get more anxious as I try to figure out how in the world I'm going...

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Persistence and Confidence

Persistence and Confidence

I’ve been watching my dogs for the past few days and I’m learning from them. You see this past week they’ve discovered that chipmunks have built nests all around our yard. They’ve found a nest under my kids’ old playset, under the heat pump, under bushes and the list...

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Finally, A Vacation Without My Kids

Finally, A Vacation Without My Kids

  For the first time in 15 years, I went on vacation in September after school has started and without kids. I can't believe that time has passed so fast. It seems like it was just a few days ago when they were starting school. Since they began school, each year has...

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I don’t want to be fixed, I just want to be understood

I don’t want to be fixed, I just want to be understood

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and before you can even finish you're thought, the other person is trying to solve or fix the issue? Or maybe they start to tell you about something in their life that they think relates to what you're talking about...

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Are you living in the past, present or the future?

Are you living in the past, present or the future?

Today, I was reminded of a saying that I haven't heard in awhile.  Here it is. 'If you are depressed, then you are living in the past.  If you are anxious, then you are living in the future.'  So many of us spend our time each day in regret, anger or sadness over...

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My Electric Kettle is trying to teach me patience

My Electric Kettle is trying to teach me patience

Recently I got a new electric kettle. I drink a lot of hot tea. That means I use my kettle multiple times a day. What I find funny about this new one that I bought is that the water pours out slower than my old one. I keep trying to make the water come out faster by...

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A plea to train your dogs to be friendly

A plea to train your dogs to be friendly

This post is not the one that I intended to write today.  This morning I started a post and intended to finish it in the afternoon.  In between those two times, I had a traumatic event happen.  I was having a beautiful day until my dog, Max, got attacked by neighbor...

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Memories Buried Deep

This week I've been paying attention to some old memories. These are memories that aren't helping me and I'm working on forgiving and letting go.  I'm finding it's time to let go of some of those memories that are holding me back and keeping me from being a better...

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The Public You vs. The Private You

The Public You vs. The Private You

I'm thinking a lot recently about how we have different parts of ourselves.  In particular, we have the part of ourself that we show to the world and we have the part of ourself that we keep private.  How are they different?  How are they the same?  Is one more 'You'...

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What does your breath say about you?

What does your breath say about you?

How much do you think about your breath? No, this is not about whether you ate a lot of garlic or onions.  Rather, I'm asking, do you notice your breath as you go about your day?  Do you notice when it's shallow and fast? Do you notice when it's deep and even? What is...

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When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone?

When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone?

Hanging out in your comfort zone can be somewhat addictive.  You know what to expect there.  You  know how to act and what to say.  You know what it looks like in your comfort zone and you can relax there.  Life is easy and you are happy in your comfort zone.  So, why...

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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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