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 […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Take Chances

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This is currently my favorite quote. I don’t know who said it, but I’m trying to live my life based on what they said. As I’m growing up and learning and changing, I’m trying to take more chances and be the best person I can be. I think back to my childhood and my middle […]

Why Fear of Discomfort Might Be Ruining Your Life

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Think about the major problems in your life — from anxiety to lack of regular exercise to a bad diet to procrastination and more. Pretty much every one of these problems is caused by a fear of discomfort. Discomfort isn’t intense pain, but just the feeling you get when you’re out of your comfort zone. Eating […]

Let’s Be Kind To One Another

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Recently I had someone tell me that their boyfriend sometimes made them feel like the ugliest person in the world. Keep in mind this person was a beautiful, almost 50-year-old woman who looked much younger. That pretty much broke my heart. I told her that no one should ever make her feel that way and […]

Moving Beyond “I Am Not Good Enough”

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For as long as I can remember I have been a driven person. Business is my name and it is also my game. Anytime an endeavor started to become routine or dull, I would immediately add something new and exciting to my plate. The madness never stopped. It felt great to always be accomplishing something […]

Inward Listening: A Path to an Authentic Relationship with Your Inner Self

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Foundations for Inward Listening: The following are core foundations to building a healthy relationship with one’s inner self through inward listening: – Inward listening is the key to meeting our original, innate wisdom. We can learn how to live our lives guided by this wisdom. – Being in our bodies such that we experience and […]

What is Wrong, Sweetheart?

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“There is no greater agony than the untold story inside of you.” —Maya Angelou A day at temple for the Jewish New Year… beautiful service and prayers. Hugging temple members and friends. Feeling God in the prayers, the rabbi’s words, the cantor’s melodic voice, the songs, the holy connection to all the world there in […]