Waiting

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Bling! I love when the light just turns on. Once intolerable, I actually enjoy waiting now; without judgement, expectation or worry. I just wait. These days, my greatest inspiration and deepest joy comes from practicing patience and the possibilities within the space of waiting. After 50 years of nudging and pushing, which by the way […]

How Repetition Can Kickstart a Habit

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‘Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.’ ~Napoleon Hill I sometime get accused, by readers who have been reading me for awhile, of repetition. I repeat concepts when it comes to habits, simplicity, mindfulness. Well, sure. My most basic principles are repeated often on this blog: start […]

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 […]

Just In Time

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Every Sunday evening I ask myself, what will the theme for my classes be this week? What knowledge or wisdom will I offer my students to help bring love, light, and joy to their day, and into their hearts. Will I even have a theme, or fly by the seat of my pants? I’m quite […]

7 Ways to Boost Your Attitude of Gratitude

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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy ‘Tis the season to be grateful. After all, the dictionary defines the word Thanksgiving as “the expression of gratitude.” Gratitude refers to feeling thankfulness and appreciation for people, […]

What Yoga Is & What Yoga Is Not

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Yoga is pretty popular these days. On one hand, this is awesome — the more people practicing and reaping all of the mind/body/spirit benefits, the better. On the other hand (like most things that get Westernized and become mainstream), the original roots of Yoga can get twisted and lost in translation. This is something I […]

Fun, Frolic And Freak Outs!

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And so it begins. Six weeks of fun, frolic, food, family and friends gathering, and freak outs! Plentiful and bountiful, drama during the holiday season is a sure thing with a very unique flavor. Starting with Thanksgiving, which by the way is my favorite holiday celebration. It just so happens that this year Hanukah is […]

Why We Should Stop Counting Calories

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Waylon recently wrote an article about healthy ways to lose weight and feel your best, and I feel that he hit the nail right on the head with all 10 of his tips. I brought this article up for discussion with my husband while we were cooking dinner the other night (cooking was even on […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: What’s Your Love Style?

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We all love someone, yet we love in different ways. Even the most miserable or hurtful people deep down have love for others. In the words of one of my favorite movies, “The Last Kiss”, “Every a**hole in the world loves someone, it is what you do to the people you say you love that […]

Habit Mastery: Creating the New Normal

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Changing habits, at its core, is simply a process of changing what’s normal for you. This is something I’ve done myself a gajillion times over the last 7-8 years: not smoking became my new normal (lots of pain for a month or so) running became normal eating vegetarian became normal later eating vegan became normal […]