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Where is Your Next Adventure?

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September is the new January. While children get back to school, it is the perfect time to get back to you, in other words, to decide what your next adventure is. Every new season offers us an excellent opportunity to stop and reflect on our priorities by asking these questions: What is most important to…

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Take a Mindfulness Challenge and a Vacation!

When I lived in Estes Park a few years ago, a beautiful mountain resort town in Colorado, it felt like everyone I came in contact with was on vacation. And with 100,000 summer visitors compared to 10,000 year-round residents, they usually were! But even living in Denver now, it can still feel that way. I…

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How Will You Begin?

January is my favorite month because there is something powerful and magical about being able to begin again. Not necessarily start over, but meet ourselves where we are, with an openness and curiosity, full of promise and potential. This is beginner’s mind in action, looking at things as the beginning and experiencing them as fresh…

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Silence is Loud

I had the privilege of leading several Your Mindful Year trainings and retreats last month to a variety of groups, from high school and pre-school teachers, to therapists and healthcare providers. I am happy to say they were very well received and the most powerful part of each program was re-discovering silence is loud. Your…

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Its Not Too Late!

I was interviewed last month for the Healthy, Wealthy, and Enlightened Success Telesummit and one of the questions asked by Sylvia Coleman was, What would you tell your younger self about success and mindfulness that you know now that you didn’t know then? My immediate response was to enjoy the ride, the ups and downs,…

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Top 10 Reasons to be Mindful

Mindfulness, being awake and aware in the present moment is so powerful because it is the only place we can decide, create, listen, act, and live. When we cultivate the kind of awareness that comes through mindfulness practices, we have the opportunity to pause and choose how we respond to the inevitable triggers and stresses…

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Your Mindful Year

A client of mine had some serious financial issues that were affecting virtually every area of her life, with a job she felt stuck in, the stressed relationships with her husband and children, and most important, her feelings of lack of self-worth.  Every time she even thought about taking a positive step forward, she became…

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Release Me

Do you ever find yourself holding on to things tightly, not wanting to let go, either an idea or thought or feeling, even if it’s not serving you?  I also hold on to relationships that no longer work—to projects or hobbies I am no longer excited about, and commitments I actually dread keeping.  Then there…

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Look for the Good

In Anusara yoga, the yoga I practice and teach, we say “Look for the Good first.”  That translates beautifully into looking at a student’s posture and giving them positive feedback before you make alignment and adjustment queues. It also is a great reminder for us recovering perfectionists who can easily find what’s wrong instead of…

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Top 10 Ways to Age Gracefully (from the inside out)

After working in the emergency room for 23 years, the health and fitness field for 25 years, and life coaching for 15 years, I have had plenty of opportunity to work with people who were not aging so gracefully. Today, 60,000 baby boomers turn 60 every day. Wow! We are the largest percentage of the…

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