Ask Well: How Often to Exercise

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Q: Does it really matter if I work out three days in a row, rather than spreading my exercise through the week? A: It probably does matter. As Dr. Michael Joyner, a physiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., points out, exercise has long-lasting, cumulative effects on your health and fitness, but it also […]

Opening The Gateway of Love

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As one of the American pioneers credited for bringing Eastern spirituality to the West, Ram Dass had more than four decades of spiritual training to help guide him when he suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage in 1997. Nonetheless, in the hours after his devastating stroke, he lay in a gurney staring at the pipes on […]

WHY Do We Do What We Do?

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WHY do you do what you do? What you do, and how you do it, is secondary to why. Simon Sinek, in his TED Talk lecture, How Great Leaders Inspire Action, states the distinction of successful people and corporations as those who know “why” they do what they do, not just knowing how they do […]

No Motivation To Do The Mattress Mambo?

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No motivation to do the mattress mambo? There could be a lot of reasons your libido is low. One common culprit in women is low estrogen levels. Estrogen, which is the primary female hormone, plays multiple roles in the context of female sexuality. It stimulates neurotransmitter systems in our brain that control desire, arousal, mood […]

“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.” –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––- […]

Break the Rules of Gender Stereotypes

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Much has been said of late about gender stereotyping, especially with the launch of Lego’s new line of products aimed at the girl market, Lego Friends.  I am one who doesn’t get it. Why do we need pink Legos? Why do we need preformed beauty shops and pink ovens for baking cupcakes? Can’t a child, […]

7 Ways to Make Conversations Meaningful Using Minimalism

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Our relationships are one of the most important aspects of living a meaningful life. Conversing with a close friend can be one of the most meaningful experiences we have. And yet we often don’t value these conversations like we should, we don’t pay enough attention to the important people around us. Just like we use […]

Time To Shut The Hell Up. You Know, Yogically.

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So you know that feeling when everything has gone wrong and you are trying to figure your shit out and you are a yoga teacher so people kind of think you should have something figured out by now but you just don’t and your birthday is coming up and you are not where you thought […]

Creative Questions To Get What You Want Out Of Life

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“If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” ~Jack Dixon The first time I picked up a brush to paint I was 28 years old. I had never painted before, not even as a child. I couldn’t draw (except lousy little doodles) and never even […]

The Roles We Play That Play Us

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“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask.”-Jim Morrison Today I found the notes for an exercise I had created to use at a yoga teacher training about […]