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 […]

Sweat Heals! How to Become Happy, Fit & Self-Confident in One Step

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Nope, it’s not a pill or the latest “miracle” cure from Dr. Oz—it’s good old fashioned exercise. “Sweat heals.” I wrote that on my Facebook wall the other day after blurting it out of my mouth following a much needed walk with my identical twin and my daughter. Sure, some readers’ eyes had fooled them […]

6 Ways to Let Go and Achieve Happiness

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We are all on a quest for happiness, but often times we have no direction on how to get there. But instead of trying to obtain something you don’t have, have you ever tried letting go? Here are 6 tips, on letting go, that will assist you on your quest for happiness. I personally have […]

Living Independently With Love

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(This post was originally published one year ago today. Yet, forever relevant!) Good Morning on this glorious wet and misty Fourth of July 2012 in Michigan. The heavens have been hearing our parched cries for rain – thank goodness! We are beyond blessed to live each day as we choose. To express our power and […]

Dear Body: An Apology

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Dear Body, Hey. It’s Brain talking to you. Remember me? I’m that voice that told you when we were 19, “Hey, Ally. You’re single, 200 pounds, and a size 18 in jeans. Your life is a joke. Maybe it’s a good idea to eat everything in your kitchen. Meet you at the bread drawer with […]

Learning About EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)

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As I’ve spoken about before, I tend to be a worrier and a nervous and anxious person. Sometimes I even get panic attacks, which can be extremely scary and embarrassing. So I’m always looking for ways to stay calm and relaxed and release the anxious parts of me. Recently, I was able to learn about […]

An Open Letter To Thomas Warda – Protecting Young Victims of Sexual Abuse!

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Dear Thomas Warda, She’ll eventually forget all about it, like it never even happened. That is what you suggested at the sentencing hearing of your client Mickey Gotwalt, a 52-year old high school softball coach in Tuscola County who was recently convicted of criminal sexual conduct with one of the young girls he coached. According […]

Ayurveda – Understanding Your Constitution

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Ayurveda literally means the knowledge of life. It is the world oldest wholistic healing system still in use today. The ancient principles of Ayurveda originated in India more than 5000 years ago. They have been passed down as a sacred oral tradition and within the Vedas- the oldest scriptures known to humankind. The essence and […]

Off The Mat, Into The World – Identifying How Our Past Traumas Inhibit Connection

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I had the pleasure of spending five days in the Hudson Valley last month at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. I attended a five day workshop called Off the Mat, Into the World with Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, and Suzanne Sterling. While yoga centered, Off The Mat Into The World was a workshop to create […]

Breaking The Eating Disorder Stigma, One Story At A Time

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In a multitude of ways, eating disorders express anxiety. If you have a history of eating disorders, you’re likely sensitive and perfectionistic. When ill, you not only exaggerate the rightness or wrongness of numbers on the scale, but you may also imagine there’s a right way and a wrong way to recover. Recovery’s promise of […]