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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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Just Breathe!! 3 Exercises You can Do Anytime, Anywhere

When I worked as an emergency room nurse, where tension was often high and patience short, I learned the power of taking a deep breath. It’s unrealistic to ask someone to “relax” when they are in pain, anxious about what might be wrong with them, and have absolutely no control over their environment. Whether a…

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The Trouble With Transformation

There is so much talk about transformation these days.  Even with me, at my last Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica, I told them all they had the perfect opportunity for transformation.  I am always eager to transform my business, body, relationships and life.  But this can be a slippery slope.  Here is the trouble with…

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Making Space for Your Highest

To lead your best and biggest life, you need to claim your highest first:  Your highest joy, highest good, highest aspiration.  What is most important?  What holds the most passion and excitement—and maybe even the most discomfort—for you? What do you want more of in your life?  We easily talk about our priorities, but life…

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3 Courageous Things to Say When You are Paralyzed

I consider myself a pretty courageous person, until of course fear comes into the picture.  When I get afraid, my primal instinct is to run and hide.  I become completely paralyzed, unable to do anything.  I think I am keeping myself safe and secure until I find out more information, do more research, the timing…

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Not Another Transition! 3 Steps to Navigate the Storm

The only constant we really have in this life is the fact that nothing stays constant. We know that nothing ever stays the same, from the seasons to our age, and yet we often still rebel, deny, and dig our heels in to desperately hold on to the past, whether it is a relationship or…

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Top 10 Intentions for Life

Creating your intention is so powerful because what we focus on expands. According to the law of attraction, when you focus on what you want in your life, you get more of it.  Or, simply stated by the Buddha, “What we think, we become.” What I didn’t realize initially was how challenging creating your intention…

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Top 10 Reasons to Take a Deep Breath

Deep breathing has incredible benefits that most of us do not appreciate. It helps calm your mind, warm your body, increase your lung capacity, and even burn more calories! When you are focused on your breath, you open up channels of energy to stay present and more relaxed, not only during the practice, but also…

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The Wisdom of Senior Yoga

Yoga is an empowering practice, whatever age you are. With all of us living longer, the idea of taking good care of ourselves has a much deeper meaning. I teach yoga to a group of seniors every week and I have never met a more articulate, positive, and flexible group of people in my life. …

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