Let Go or Be Dragged

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This quote appeared to me today. Not a surprise. It’s been an interesting time since I returned from India last week. I’ve had numerous people contacting me regarding things that have finally come up for them and that need to be released. We’ve been told for the past several years that with the coming of […]

Benefits Of Epsom Salt Baths

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Whether it’s sore muscles, aches from cold and flu, the onset of any kind of imbalance (cough, sore throat, fever), even fear, worry and sadness, take an Epsom salt bath. On the physical side, Epsom salt which is the mineral magnesium sulfate, has been found to help alleviate pain. Additionally, soaking in Epsom Salt helps […]

Anxiety Cranks Up Activity in Women’s Brains, Study Says

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Women who worry a lot have brains that work overtime even during easy tasks, new research suggests. The findings could help in the identification and treatment of anxiety disorders, according to the Michigan State University scientists who conducted the study. “This may help predict the development of anxiety issues later in life for girls,” said […]

The Divine Bhav: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

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Any practice that brings you joy and feels light and uplifting is the Holy Grail for your daily peace of mind. As a yogi the most important tool is the attitude with which you approach the practice and not the practice itself that promises a consistent positive experience. There is a well known Zen Buddhist […]

The Wisdom of Allowing Things to Happen

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The Master allows things to happen. She shapes events as they come. She steps out of the way and lets the Tao speak for itself. ~The Daodejing This has been what I’ve been learning over the past couple of years. Allowing things to happen. It goes counter to our usual instincts in Western society – […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Stop Your Worrying Mind

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“If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is.” — Unknown I envy those people who seem to breeze through life without a worry or care in the world. Most of these people must be faking it right? I’ve always been a worrier, even when I […]

Finally Hooked On Yoga!

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It has been a while since I last talked about my new yoga journey. One of my resolutions or goals for 2012 was to stick to my yoga practice and continue to get better and better. Lately, I’ve been going to a new studio in my town since I bought a Groupon for $25 for […]

Learning About EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)

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As I’ve spoken about before, I tend to be a worrier and a nervous and anxious person. Sometimes I even get panic attacks, which can be extremely scary and embarrassing. So I’m always looking for ways to stay calm and relaxed and release the anxious parts of me. Recently, I was able to learn about […]

The Power Of A Listening Heart

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People don’t need fixing or lecturing. The most basic human need is to feel understood. When we are listened to we feel heard and cared about…..it allows us safety and helps us to understand ourselves better and to expand into who we really are.  —Brenda Strausz Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative […]

Accepting Your Battles: How Struggles Bring Gifts

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“It isn’t what happens to us that causes us to suffer; it’s what we say to ourselves about what happens.” ~Pema Chodron I love acceptance. Acts of surrender create forward momentum. If we all pause for a moment and observe what we are fighting, right here and right now–maybe depression, anxiety, weight gain, low self-image, […]