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Five Practical Ways to Cope With Change And Uncertainty

Five Practical Ways to Cope With Change And Uncertainty

There's a lot of shifting happening in my life right now. That means change is happening. Sometimes it's faster than I want & sometimes it's slower than I want. That's part of what makes it such a messy middle.  Thankfully, I know some ways to cope with change and...

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Two Big Reasons For Painful Plantar Fasciitis Flare Ups

Two Big Reasons For Painful Plantar Fasciitis Flare Ups

I originally wrote this blog post back in 2019 after I helped to move my daughter from Orlando, FL to Albuquerque, NM. It was a time of emotional stress and a time when I overused my body and didn't give it enough rest. Well, my daughter has just moved across the...

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2 Simple Reasons Why Your Feet Hurt In The Morning

2 Simple Reasons Why Your Feet Hurt In The Morning

I've been teaching yoga for over 15 years. Long ago, I noticed that the students in my classes would ask me some of the same questions over and over again. One of the things that they asked me frequently was 'Why do my feet hurt in the morning?' For a long time, I...

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One Easy Way To Get Rid Of Overwhelm

One Easy Way To Get Rid Of Overwhelm

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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Be In The Present Moment And Find More Happiness

Be In The Present Moment And Find More Happiness

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.'   Either way, you're not taking the time to be in the present moment. When...

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How To Use Yoga To Release Trauma And Feel Better

How To Use Yoga To Release Trauma And Feel Better

This week I've been paying attention to some old memories that aren't helping me and I'm working on forgiving and letting go. You see I've used yoga to release trauma in the past & I'm doing that again with these memories.  I'm finding it's time to let go of those...

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Meditation Is Food For The Soul: Live Life Better

Meditation Is Food For The Soul: Live Life Better

I first began to meditate over 10 years ago.  It was something that I began to explore as I practiced yoga more and more.  I slowly discovered that meditation is food for the soul. I found it to be difficult, but I kept coming back to it.  Something drew me into the...

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Look Inward First When You Want To Change Someone Else

Look Inward First When You Want To Change Someone Else

Have you ever tried to change someone?  I have and it doesn't work out very well.   Usually, what happens is that I decide I know best & that my way is the only way to do something. By now, you would think that I would recognize this behavior of mine & right...

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You’re The Sum Of The Choices That You Make

You’re The Sum Of The Choices That You Make

Choices have been on my mind a lot lately because the decisions that you make determine your future path in life. Over the holidays, I spent some time with a lot of family members. One in particular has had some health issues that have taken a toll on his body. In...

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Where is your focus? Past, Present, Or Future?

Where is your focus? Past, Present, Or 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...

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Remember To Pause And Celebrate The Small Wins Too

Remember To Pause And 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 haven't always celebrated as much as I could.  Right now, I'm...

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Some Learning Experience Hurt More Than Others

Some Learning Experience Hurt More Than Others

All I can say is wow what a week this past week has been! I've just finished an experience that I'm not going to forget. What was that experience? I was an assistant for a 10 day yoga therapy training. Together we were almost 40 people. Some of us attended in person...

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Yes That’s Right, Sometimes You Just Want To Be Heard

Yes That’s Right, Sometimes You Just Want To Be Heard

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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Will You Act Or React When Big Life Change Happens?

Will You Act Or React When Big Life Change Happens?

Has this happened to you? You're sure that you know what's going to happen next in a situation.  You think that you already know the outcome so you've already accepted it in your mind and in many ways moved forward with your thought processes. Then, life throws you a...

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Listen To Your Breath: It’s Full Of Information

Listen To Your Breath: It’s Full Of Information

How often do you listen to your breath? No, this is not about whether you ate a lot of garlic or onions or need to brush your teeth.  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...

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The Powerful Self Care Wheel Easily Improves Your Life

The Powerful Self Care Wheel Easily Improves Your Life

The idea of self care has come up many times for me recently.  It seems I do fairly well at it for awhile and then I fall off of the wagon.  I have a busy day that turns into a busy week that turns into a crazy month.  Before I know it, I've forgotten to take care of...

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I'm a mom of 2 and a yogini. I have over 15 years of experience in yoga and I thrive on helping women find their focus and purpose again in their daily life.

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