Oh, There are Those Edges Again

I’ve just spent the last few days being confronted with edges that I haven’t seen in awhile.  I had a nice break from them.  I thought that I had worked through a few of them, but hello, there they are. They weren’t completely gone.  It’s not that I haven’t worked...

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The Next Level of Empty Nester

As I write this, I’m on my way to Florida.  My daughter graduates from college tomorrow.  It’s really hard to believe that we’re at that part in her life.  As you often hear, time really does fly.  It was just yesterday that she was starting kindergarten & here...

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The Benefit of Living With Uncertainty

This has been a year of transitions for me.  Life keeps changing and this is a normal but I already know that there are several big changes yet to happen this year.  For the past few months, I've know that both of my kids will be moving this summer, but I haven't...

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My Messy Life

My life was a little messy this week.  I know that life has a tendency to be messy at times, this messiness just points out to me that it's not a place where I thrive.   When it does happen I find myself looking for ways to get back to the ease and flow that I've come...

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Who Am I in this Moment in Time?

While cleaning up my home office the other day, I ran across something that I wrote 3 years ago.  It struck me as interesting because I was going through the first part of my yoga therapy training.  This was a time of a lot of introspection for me.  I was exploring...

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It’s Not What I Do…

When thinking about making a change in my life, I can get stuck.  The fear of making that change can keep me from moving forward in my life.  If this is happening, then it's like I'm paralyzed and unable to take action.  In times like this, I try to remind myself....

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It All Gets to Be There

Have you ever noticed that there are parts of yourself that are harder to accept than others?  If you can't accept those parts, then what do you do?  Do you pretend that they don't exist?  Do you push that part down so that it can't exert itself very often?  If you've...

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To Not Accept a Situation is Painful

In a conversation last night, I witnessed the pain that is caused when someone believes that they are right and they cannot even begin to see that maybe there might be another path.  I witnessed the pain that is caused from not accepting a situation.  I also witnessed...

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Changing Directions For a Few Days

I spend most of my time teaching people in yoga classes or working individually or in small yoga therapy groups.  I love what I do!  However, I've also spent some time over the last year as a mentor to new yoga therapists in training.    This is what I get to do for...

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Our Choices Make Us Who We Are

“We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.” ― Ken Levine I've been thinking about choice this week.  Sometimes we may feel like we don't have a choice, but usually we do.  It may be that you have 2 options and neither of them are really great, but you...

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Why is Change So Painful?

'All conditioned things are impermanent' - when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering.  -  The Buddha I've talked with a lot of people over the last few weeks about change.  Most of them are not happy with me leaving and I keep having similar...

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Why I’m Disappointing So Many People

I've spent the last few weeks letting people know that I won't be teaching 2 yoga classes anymore.  It's one of those bittersweet moments for me.  I'm very ready to move on to the next phase of my life, but I've spent almost 12 years teaching these classes.  So,...

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I Sometimes Get in My Own Way

I'm a planner. I want to know my schedule and what is happening in the days ahead.  The problem is that when I do this, I don't allow space for the unexpected to happen and sometimes it's the unexpected things that are the most beautiful in my life. So, when I plan...

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Accept Support for Yourself in Times of Change

When I'm in a transitional period of life, I can get inpatient.  I want to be on the other side of the change already.  Not in a few months, but now.  I want to get to the results but not experience all of the growth that it takes to get there.  Have you ever been...

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Healing Through Community Ties

I came across a quote recently that got me to thinking about the communities that I live/work in each day.  That quote is "A single sharing of a deep trauma or loss with another can improve health." - Dr. Wayne Jonas.  To me this refers to community ties.  I see these...

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What does your Next Chapter look like?

Some days I think that I know the path that I'm taking in life.  Other days, I feel like I don't have a clue.  Either way, I've figured out a general direction that I'm going and that feels amazing already!  Now, I just need to decide on my path to get there. The...

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My Daily Life Sometimes Gets in the Way of My Larger Goals

This past week was tough at times.    I had computer issues that prevented me from having an online session.  There were cancellations & other sudden or unexpected changes to my schedule.  I also needed to do some planning for my upcoming groups yet couldn't seem...

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Why Has Everything Changed?

My son moved out for boarding school a year ago.  My daughter moved out over 5 years ago.  I've been an empty nester for awhile and I keep hearing the same thing from my kids when they come home for a visit.  It's usually a complaint or comment along the lines of "Why...

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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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