Choose To Be Happy & Healthy

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No medication, no surgery, no voodoo, no excuses! A regular guy, an everyday awesome person; just like you and me made a CHOICE to be healthy and happy – period. Sound too simple? Not for Tom Hoppensteadt.  He just said, ENOUGH!  Enough excuses; enough to his self-destructive ways. Tom’s useless old stories only got older […]

“What Is A Grandma?”

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My sweet daughter Samantha eulogized her beloved “Grammy” yesterday with grace and love; as only a grand-daughter could do.  Always love, Allison “What Is A Grandma?” A grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories. 
She remembers all of your accomplishments and forgets all of your mistakes. She is someone you can tell your secrets and […]

11 Days Of Love – Life Is Glorious!

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Good Sunday morning lovers of love, seekers of happiness. Every now and then we need a hearty dose of inspiration. Known to some and felt by others, as a kick in the buttasana! Sundays are perfectly suited for encouragement; which often energizes and inspires us for the week ahead.  The following quote by Pema Chodron […]

A Post-Valentines Day Message: Empty-Handed, Full-Hearted

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We often load ourselves up when we travel, because we want to be prepared for various situations. This burden of being prepared leaves us with our arms full, unable to receive whatever is there when we arrive. It leaves us tired from carrying, so that we are not happy when we meet someone new on […]

Embrace Your Freedom to Choose

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“Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.” ~ Remember and honor the month of November […]

Learning To Let Go

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“Everything I’ve ever let go of has claw marks on it.” ~ David Foster Wallace A sunset is beautiful, but it lasts only so long. Once it’s over, it’s over. In time, perfection is tainted by life’s beautiful blemishes, and every perfectionist dies a thousand deaths. We often look at the things we enjoy—the relationships, the […]

How I Get Through A Lousy Day

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Or, how do I make a lousy day a better day. In addition to getting a solid eight to ten hours of sleep, eating well, staying close to my loved ones, helping someone without a personal agenda, meeting a BFF for lunch or coffee, keeping my space clear of toxic people and places, getting in […]

Celebrate Your Strength – Love The Light of The Present Moment

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Monday, the beginning of yet, another glorious week; filled with wonder and who knows what. Seven days, 10080 minutes – how will you choose to spend these precious moments? Celebrate your strength and joy today by being with the present moment. And, if that feels to big to handle – stay within the next 5 […]

Last Years New Years; Message Moving Into Stillness – The Peace Within

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This is not my New Years message for 2012 (still a work in progress), but rather a reiteration of my message from 2011. Sort of like reading a favorite book over and over again because it makes sense and always feels good to do so. Perhaps rereading reminds us of what we deeply desire, provides […]

Stuff Yourself With Goodness This Holiday Season

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“Stuff yourself with goodness; fill yourself up FULL; with everything delicious and let the leftovers go…” Over and over again; all week long these words have been rolling off my tongue. Perhaps not the most profound but deeply heartfelt and soul driven. Coming together, being with one another, just inches apart on our yoga mats, […]