Digging Into The Romance Of Roses For Every Day

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Another year, another Valentine’s Day. What are you most excited for? All the pink and red decor? A reason to dress up and be whisked off on a hot date? Staying at home in your PJs reading romance novels? Whether you’re in a relationship or single, buy yourself a rose this Valentine’s Day and remind […]

The Power of Fellowship

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I was recently interviewed for a magazine article and was asked, “Why do you think yoga is becoming so popular in our culture?” This question had me in inquiry for awhile, even after my interview. When I put the physicality of yoga aside (because I could go on and on about the physiological benefits of […]

We Need Each Other, Don’t Forget That

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I think as people, human beings, we need each other. Sometimes perhaps just for a short time. Once the time is over, when we no longer need each other, something forces you to split ways. I always wonder about relationships. As a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, sometimes I wonder why people […]

“Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!”

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You may have seen this little message years ago as an email from a friend. I stumbled upon it this morning and liked it so much, I wanted to share. Happy Monday! Lena “You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them. Slowly read straight through, and you’ll get the point.” –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––- […]

Making Room For Joy: Confront Your Toxic Relationships

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Affirmation:  I give thanks that: I faithfully cleanse myself of any toxicity or disharmonious energy! I am grateful for the way toxic people behave for they show me how not to be! Loving myself gives me the strength to walk away from a toxic relationship! End your affirmation by saying: “I give thanks that this or […]

The Power of Vulnerability: 10 Life Lessons

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Up until the last few years, I had rejected the idea of allowing myself to be vulnerable, if even on a subconscious and cellular level. From a young age, I had managed to push down any vulnerability or sensitivity I had in me for my own psychic survival. Looking back I realize that I suffered […]

30 More Life Lessons From 30 Years

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Yesterday (October 23rd) was my 30th birthday. The big three-oh. To celebrate, here’s another 30 life lessons to accompany Joshua’s 30 Life Lessons and Leo Babauta’s 38 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 38 Years from earlier this year. Oh, and please, whatever you do, don’t get me any birthday gifts. 1. It’s not about how […]

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 […]

The Power Of A Listening Heart

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People don’t need fixing or lecturing. The most basic human need is to feel understood. When we are listened to we feel heard and cared about…..it allows us safety and helps us to understand ourselves better and to expand into who we really are.  —Brenda Strausz Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative […]