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 […]

The One Skill That Could Save Your Relationship

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Several years ago I worked with a client I’ll call “Vanessa” who described herself this way: “I’m a highly reactive and outspoken person with my partner. If he does something that annoys me, I have no filter between my irritated reaction and the words that come spewing out of my mouth. As a result, we […]

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 […]

Yin Yoga & the Art of Aging

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I’m sitting in my grandmother’s apartment at the Presbyterian retirement community. Sweat is runs down my face and pools in my armpits. The thermostat reads a brutal 89 degrees and my grandmother is wearing a wool cardigan. There’s no turning it down or else she might pull out the fur coat and gloves. It wouldn’t […]

Your Wisdom Lies Within

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“Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious.” ~Carl Jung To grow and transform into our greatest selves requires us to be curious about what we don’t know about others, our situations in life, and ourselves. As Baron Baptiste says, consider that your greatest opportunity for growth occurs in the areas […]

Awake And Ready

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“When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.” ~ Eckhart Tolle Isn’t it great when affirmation of our feelings just show up? Like this afternoon; right now, I’m relaxing on my bed with my three dogs; obviously with my […]

“Where There Is Love, There Is No Question”

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“Where there is love, there is no question.”  ~ Yogi Bhajan When I first encountered Yogi Bhajan’s quote, “Where there is love, there is no question,” I was filled with confusion. Sometimes I would doubt my relationship, for example, and ask myself, “Does this mean what I have isn’t love?” After a long while of […]

Let’s Go! Eleven Days, Eleven Minutes, A Whole Lotta Love!

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“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest…” When I first began teaching at Karma Yoga (almost three years ago), Katherine Austin, owner of the studio, said to me “It will be interesting to see where you are with your teaching a year or two […]

Absolute Freedom: Get Present to Your Being in 2013

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Get Present to Your Being in 2013 As we celebrate the beginning of this New Year in a new decade, I am reminded that freedom is available to us because of extraordinary courage and work. Although I am very grateful for this country, the freedom that I am discussing in this article has nothing to […]

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 […]