It’s Time to Dream Again

Sometimes life gets overwhelming and it seems that I can barely get my head above water.  When that's happening, I'm definitely not dreaming.  Instead I'm in survival mode and not able to see the possibilities in my life.  I can get that way from time to time just...

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Make Every Day a Thanksgiving

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. -William Arthur Ward During the month of November, especially as we get closer to Thanksgiving, our thoughts can be about gratitude. ...

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What Gets You Excited to Get Out of Bed in the Morning?

When was the last time that you were eager to get up and start a project, go to work, explore a new place or even enjoy a hobby?  Has it been awhile since you had that type of excitement in your life? Do you even remember what it is that you like to do? I know from my...

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That’s Not My Challenge, You Can Have it!

My son is now 18 and is a senior in high school.  That means he's in the middle of applying to colleges and deciding what is next after high school.  I'm a bit removed from it since he's living at school.  Being an empty nester, I'm watching him go through this...

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My Dog Broke her Leg and I Learned a Lesson

My Dog Broke her Leg and I Learned a Lesson

My dog broke her leg about 8 weeks ago.  This meant that she had to adjust to life with only 3 legs, at least temporarily.  This also meant that it took her a little while to learn how to walk, climb stairs and do all of her normal activities.  She was in pain the...

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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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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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