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Your Giving Starts with Receiving

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At my Yoga Mindfulness Retreat last month at Mount Princeton Resort, many of the participants worked in healthcare, and all were caregivers in one way or another. There was a consistent theme for everyone’s intention for the weekend and that was self-care by making time and space for themselves. In other words, receiving instead of…

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3 Words to Let Go of Your Ego

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Two weeks before my hip replacement, I went to my pre-op appointment which included a group class. I didn’t think much about it until I walked into a room with 25 other people who didn’t look anything like me. They were much older, bigger, and in worse shape, with canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. After the…

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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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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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Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Your Nurses

How are you celebrating your nurses during National Nurses Week this year? With all the uncertainties in healthcare today, it can be challenging to even think about celebrations, let alone pay for them. The chaos we are feeling these days makes it even MORE important that your nurses are acknowledged and appreciated for all they do. Here are my…

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5 Ways to Fall In Love With Yourself

This month we will hear about love—A LOT with Valentine’s Day a couple of weeks away. We can all agree love makes the world go round, but we may forget that it all begins with each one of us. Whatever your current relationship status is, if you seek love from another, fall in love with…

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Create Your Holiday Culture

I had the privilege to speak at several Wellness Conferences this fall and a common theme I heard was that organizational wellness is not just about creating a wellness program, it’s about creating a wellness culture. A culture is made up of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices. This got me thinking about the upcoming…

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Unplug to Engage

Last week was busy—too busy. I created a very tight schedule with book signings, speaking, preparing for a month of travel, writing deadlines and hosting a party, all in addition to my normal yoga and coaching clients. I left no room for error and no time to catch my breath and transition from one activity…

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Five Lessons from a Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

For the last two years, I have facilitated a yoga retreat on the Osa Peninsula at Boca Sombrero Resort. The unspoiled Osa is a remote area on the south Pacific side of Costa Rica where the rainforest meets the sea. On my first trip to Costa Rica, I was so impressed with the beauty of the jungle…

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Living With an Open Heart (Surgery)

Today my dear friend Molly had open heart surgery.  She is only 56 years young  and after a routine physical revealed an abnormality,  she was told she would need one heart valve  replaced and another one repaired.  WOW.  I still can’t quite believe it.  This gives a whole new meaning to living with an open heart,…

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