Acceptance Can Turn Obstacles Into Inspiration

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A month ago, a student in my yoga class requested to speak with me. “Allison, you are so strong”, she said. “Yet, I sense you’ve had many challenges in your life. Where does your strength and happiness come from?” “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Albert Einstein I’ve been moved […]

What Does a Creator Look Like?

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Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. -Victor Frankel Between stimulus and response my brother-in-law Neil, diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), chose to live in joy. He chose to connect with family and friends […]

The Rats in the Tunnel

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There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Intuitively, we all know this. Even when it’s hard to find, we know it’s there somewhere–somewhere just beyond the bend, somewhere within reach. Finding the light isn’t the hardest part of life’s journey. It’s dealing with what’s hiding in the tunnel that’s incredibly difficult. What […]

Get Back On The Mat: 21 Day Yoga Challenge

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Here’s a koan for you: What is yoga without practice? The world seems to be filled with yogis who’ve let their practices slide, with rolled-up mats and meditation cushions collecting dust in closet corners. Or maybe it’s just me. I think of myself as a yogi, but my bolsters, blocks, and wedges beg to differ. […]