The Power and Possibility of Choice

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The practice of Yoga teaches us to be connected first and foremost to our own body and breath. From that basic connection we become aware of our thoughts, emotions, feelings, and bodily sensations. As we intimately (into-me-see) connect to ourselves, we come home to our true essence and source. As this connection strengthens so does […]

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 […]

Does it Ever Pay to be Angry?

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We rarely enjoy getting angry, it’s like drinking poison or being stuck in glue, it can arise out of nowhere and often out-stays its welcome. Anger can make enemies out of friends or family, and depression is often its bedfellow. Our physical body gets tight, breath shortens, while mind and emotions get twisted. Anger is […]

Ayurveda at Home: This is a Great Time For Simple Detox!

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In the science of Ayurveda, this is a great time to detox the body. We are naturally eating and exerting less, and the heat of this Pitta season adds to the Agni, or internal fire, that can help eliminate (literally, burn off) toxins that accumulate in our body/mind. Ayurveda teaches that the origins of disease, […]

Guys, Got Pent Up Emotions? It’s All in the Hips. ~ Anthony Ware

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Tears were streaming down my face—I had lump in my throat the size of an apple. My hips were hurting yet feeling good at the same time. Waves of emotions and memories rushed over me. How did I find myself in this situation? Hint: I wasn’t playing golf (and get your mind out of the […]

How to Make a Restaurant Trip Successful

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When I take clients to restaurants to eat they are intimidated for many reasons. They do not have control over how the food is prepared and they are nervous about the portion size and social setting. Although these things are scary, they do not have to ruin the fun of eating out! There are several […]

February is Eating Disorder Awareness Month

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Recovery is possible! Visit our page to find help for your eating disorder The Rapid Recovery Narrative “True love is deeply caring for yourself; only then, can you be fully available to love others deeply” Allison Stuart Kaplan I used to have anorexia, but I’m better now. I’ve heard that phrase countless times. In our […]

YOU Are the Greatest Gift to Give!

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We can’t give another what we do not have. How we feel and what we think about our self limits what we give to others in our lives and the people we love. I just celebrated my 39th birthday and the older I get, the more I recognize that how powerful I am in my […]

Summertime Heart Openers from TCM and Yoga

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In yoga, we are often reminded to work toward “opening the heart”. Doing so opens up the chest by creating greater space in the ribcage for the lungs and the heart. It also means allowing for the sharing of love and compassion. In the same way, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) relates to both the physical […]

Loving your Liver

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The premise behind Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is that we have energy in our body called “Qi”. TCM believes that every organ has its own Qi Energy. The organ/qi that is associated with the spring is the Liver. Since spring is a good time for rejuvenation and change, it is a good time to […]