Are Emotions Good or Bad?

Are Emotions Good or Bad?

Recently, the topic of emotions came across my Facebook feed.  It gave me a moment to think about the different emotions that we experience in our lives.  So often our emotions are labeled one way or another.  Good emotions, positive emotions, bad emotions, negative...

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A Bittersweet Day

A Bittersweet Day

I've been talking a bit about change lately.  That's because I'm in the midst of change.  When something big happens in your life, it can take awhile for life to settle back down.  My big change occurred last fall when my son moved out and I became an empty-nester. ...

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Meditation

Meditation

Lately, I've been working a bit more with meditation.  The more I explore it, the more enjoy it. I find that my day runs so much more smoothly when I take time to meditate.  I also sleep better at night when I meditate right before bed.  Meditation has become an...

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The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time

I woke up to snow today.  Since I live in South Carolina that usually means that my yoga class will be cancelled.  My day has just changed direction and I have unexpected time off in my day.  And yep, that's exactly what happened.  Right as I was about to leave my...

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Remembering to Check In with Myself

My stomach was a bit upset this morning.  Life had to go on anyway.  You know what it's like when your body is trying to talk with you, but you're too busy to listen.  I had one of those moments this morning.  Nothing major is going on.  I'm not really sick.  My body...

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How do you feel about silence?

How do you feel about silence?

I've had the pleasure of doing a silent retreat twice now.  The first one was more like a few hours in silence by myself.  The second one was an all day event.  Again silent and again all by myself.  How I feel about silence was interesting to explore during both...

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Changing From the Inside Out

Changing From the Inside Out

How's your new year going so far? Did you make any resolutions? Have you broken them already? Don't feel bad. It happens to most of us. We decide to change something and old habits drag us right back to where we started. How do we change a habit then? What will make...

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It’s Time for a Change

It’s Time for a Change

Happy New Year!  Wow, it’s 2018.  It’s seems like this past year has just flown by for me.   A lot has happened in the past year and I’m looking forward to this next year.  As I move into 2018, it’s time for a few changes in my life. These life changes are exciting...

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What is your personal truth?

What is your personal truth?

Christmas was yesterday and we're heading into a new year.  This time of year is a time when we can all be a little introspective.  The nights are longer.  The sun can be hidden with clouds.  This can make our world seems a bit smaller.  The new year is about to start...

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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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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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