Go With Love This Year & BackBends

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein 2014, it’s a new year and I’m so happy and grateful to be here. For me, January 1 always marks the start of another exciting journey into the unknown. Optimism for the inevitable road ahead; giving and receiving love […]

Eulogy for Grandma Harriet

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My son Benjamin Gluck wrote and read this beautiful eulogy at his Grandma Harriet’s funeral, who passed away this week. Always love, Allison Eulogy for Grandma Harriet As the cliche goes, you never know what you have until its gone. But what if you do in fact know that you have something important, and when […]

Change Your Entire Life with this Simple Technique from Thich Nhat Hanh. It’s Kind of Amazing!

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“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh I was visiting a friend in New York City this past weekend as we discussed various elements of all things spiritual.  Discussion of teachers, techniques, paths and so forth culminated into […]

Namaste: Surviving Whole Foods

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Enter with a sense of humor and enjoy – this is hilarious!  Always love, Allison Whole Foods is like Vegas. You go there to feel good but you leave broke, disoriented, and with the newfound knowledge that you have a vaginal disease. Unlike Vegas, Whole Foods’ clientele are all about mindfulness and compassion… until they […]

The Dance of Your Life

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“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not […]

It’s Never To Late To Meditate

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After two challenging years, my parents recently moved into a senior living complex where they can live independently but receive support when they need it. It wasn’t an easy decision, but one they knew they had to make. I planned a trip to see their new home, and it wasn’t long before my mother asked […]

Where There Is Love, There Is No Question

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Enjoy a poem and a sutra on Love by Yogi Bhajan: Love gives you the power to merge,  From finite to infinity Love gives you the power to trust From nothing to everything Love gives you the powerful prayer Between you and your Creator Love gives you vastness As vast as there can be Love […]

11 Days Of Love – Life Is Glorious!

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Good Sunday morning lovers of love, seekers of happiness. Every now and then we need a hearty dose of inspiration. Known to some and felt by others, as a kick in the buttasana! Sundays are perfectly suited for encouragement; which often energizes and inspires us for the week ahead.  The following quote by Pema Chodron […]

20 Minute Body & Soul Morning Workout

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“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha When you don’t have enough time in the morning for your yoga practice or daily fitness routine, but still want to prepare your mind and body for the day, I […]

This New Year: Practice Presence, Gratitude, And Compassion

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Embracing the New Year will likely be no different for me this year than last or the one before that. With one exception. I intend to improve upon my practice of mindfulness, gratitude and compassion.   In the past; resolutions, goal setting, promises and plans generally resulted in nothing more than dissolved resolutions, broken promises […]