Zen Habits: The Way to Be

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“The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes. ” […]

There’s More Right Than Wrong With You

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In Full Catastrophe Living, Jon Kabat-Zinn writes, “As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than there is wrong, no matter how ill or how hopeless you may feel.” From the moment you are conceived, right up until the moment you take your last breath, there is more right with you […]

Acknowledgement and Appreciation

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“Everybody likes a compliment.” ~ Abraham Lincoln Acknowledgement and appreciation are cultural practices that we embrace at BV Yoga and Baptiste Yoga Institute. I can’t think of a better gift to give my loved ones this holiday season than to express my heartfelt acknowledgment and deep appreciation for who they are to me. Fear or […]

A Living Web of Gratitude

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What do you feel when someone thanks you for something? For a comment in a meeting, a task done at home, an extra step taken, an encouraging word. You probably feel seen, appreciated, that you matter to the other person. Maybe a little startled, maybe wondering if you really deserve it, but also glad. Personally, […]

Nine Ways to Open Your Heart to Joy

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The greatest gift you can give yourself is joy, not only because of the feeling that goes with it at the moment, but because of the magnificent experience it will draw to you. It will produce wonders in your life. -Jack Boland Joy springs from within; no one makes you joyous; you choose joyfulness. —Anonymous […]