In Defense Of Highly Sensitive People

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There’s a myth that being sensitive is being weak. The beauty of myths is that the truth is usually the opposite of that which we assume to be real. In the case of the highly sensitive person, this holds true. I was born a highly sensitive person and am far from weak; my life path […]

The Top 5 Health Benefits Of Daily Yoga

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Daily Yoga: The Key to a Healthy Life Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years throughout the world, but just in the past decade it has become extremely popular in America. So what’s the big deal? While that’s a loaded question, we have some answers for you. Here are the top five reasons you […]

Functional Strength Training For Everyday Mid-Lifers – Like Me!

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With the endless, often confusing and overwhelming  information on the internet about weight lifting, strength training, functional fitness, power versus strength, etc., how do we know what’s what? Most importantly, what is best for me? You may ask yourself, as many of my clients and students do, what is the best way for me to […]

Practice Being Fearless

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On Jan. 15, 2009, U.S. Airways Flight 1549 out of New York encountered a flock of birds 90 seconds after takeoff. Pilot C.B. “Sully” Sullenberger had no time to take evasive action. Soon the plane rocked, and Sully could hear loud thuds as the birds were being sucked into the engines. And then there was […]

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 […]

7 Ways to Claim Your Power

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. It is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that we are most afraid of. -Marianne Williamson “Power” is one of those words that can have a weird connotation. Many think of it as being aggressive or inflexible. As a […]

You CAN Do This! 30 Minutes, 10 Simple Exercises, 1 Minute Each

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Looking for a workout that’s loaded with challenging fat burning fun? Here it is! Simple, swift and doable for everyone. All you need is 30 minutes, a good attitude and an iron will. Shedding layers of excess fat and clothing (specifically, the proverbial sweatshirt wrapped around your waist, hiding your beautiful body) has never been […]

Celebrate Your Strength: Try A Flock of Crow Poses & See What Comes Up!

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This is an asana that stymied me for years. When I looked at its shape, I saw in my mind how it could be possible, but in my body it remained mysterious, unavailable, and admittedly, frustrating at times, too! The lifting of one leg up and back from Crow pose is certainly a transition that […]

Celebrate Your Strength: Finding Inspiration From Nature

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Spring has arrived, early this year, which we are all very grateful for. With it comes the arrival of babies. I am speaking of the ones we see in the course of our daily suburban lifestyle; birds, ducks, turtles, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, deer, foxes, and geese…they all need us to slow down for their safety […]

April 1st! Celebrate Your Strength Everyday This Month!

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April, from the latin word Aprillus means: ‘to open’ or ‘opening’. It is the spring month, blossoms opening, birds singing, mother natures children growing up around us – new growth everywhere.  April is the month of rebirth and hope for the future.  I often think of the words my first yoga teacher would say in […]