Category : Lifestyle

Slow down and Add One Part Natural

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“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~Lao Tzu Hurry. Our societal slogan.  We are always in a hurry to get things done that will always need to be done.  We then add one part  – the burden of perfectionism. Yet, do we ever really feel joy or happiness?  Perhaps in the fleeting moments […]

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“If you’d rather live surrounded by pristine objects than by the traces of happy memories, stay focused on tangible things. Otherwise, stop fixating on stuff you can touch and start caring about stuff that touches you.”  ~Martha Beck I have always loved life and found the world, and all that is in it, to be […]

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Helping Others Requires Giving

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“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are.  All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” ~Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart As a yoga teacher and personal trainer, I am blessed to learn to know people on a deeper level than many others.  At my […]

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Human Touch is Powerful Medicine

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“Nothing is so healing as the human touch.”  ~Bobby Fischer Last night my husband and I went out for dinner at our usual place, which is a small tavern in a little town near us.  A few weeks ago we had gone for dinner and an old friend had recently started working there, a cook […]

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You Probably Have It All

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This morning I awoke to the sound of someone at the stop sign revving his engine at 4:00 am.  It’s become a routine and I was once again, irritated that the driver would be so rude and also thinking, “Geez!  Why doesn’t he (or she) get a muffler!” This time, though, I had been awake […]

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I have been on a mission to get my house in order over the last month or so after coming across a wonderful, little book, “the life-changing magic of tidying up” by Marie Kondo.  I highly recommend it to anyone who would like to get their home in order. The book came along at the […]

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“My ideas about time all developed from the realization that if nothing were to change we could not say that time passes.  Change is primary, time, if it exists are all, is something we deduce from it.”  Julian Barbour I can’t believe it’s been three weeks since I have published anything!  Time does pass quickly, […]

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I Want to Stop Now

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When challenges come, do you rise to the occasion or do you quit?  Do you become depressed or do you realize that challenging moments define you?  I was reading “Journey into Power” by Baron Baptiste and I really loved this passage in his book: “It is generally possible for people to get into most of […]

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“It is a full-time job being honest one moment at a time, remember to love to honor, to respect. It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment.”  ~Jasmine Guy Can you be honest with yourself?  Do you look yourself in the mirror and like the person staring back at you?  Are you living in […]

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Today’s post is very special.  My friend, Todd Hoffer, shares his intimate, personal story about his addiction to alcohol and his lifelong struggle with finding a better path.  I knew “of Todd” from the time I was a teenager because he was in a band with his brother.  From my vantage, he was the cool guy that went […]

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