Tag: grateful

You Probably Have It All

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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The Only Right Way to Do It

“The best way to do it, is to do it!” ~Amelia Earhart When trying to make a change in our lives, often we allow ourselves to get bogged down in details, overanalyzing, procrastination, dread or the worst, perfectionism.  We begin to think that we can never accomplish our undertaking to our own high expectations, so […]

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Sometimes Letting Go is Giving

“Holding on is believing that there’s only a past;  letting go is knowing that there’s a future.”  ~Daphne Rose Kingma Sometimes the holidays are filled with sadness.  Perhaps we are more poignantly aware of our missing loved ones during this time because the holidays revolve around family and loving one another.  We may find ourselves broken-hearted […]

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Lost Opportunities. Learn to Appreciate the Humble

This weekend at the Randy Miner Memorial Country Run, I received a big lesson in lost opportunities.  As I have been looking at the Facebook page and learning about more about Randy, I realize that I missed out on knowing someone very special.  I knew Randy only as a co-worker with whom I had little […]

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How Well Do You Receive?

“I think that the most difficult thing is allowing yourself to be loved, so receiving the love and feeling like you deserve it is a pretty big struggle.  I suppose that’s what I’ve learnt recently, to allow myself to be loved.” ~Nicole Kidman   How do you receive?  Do you allow yourself to receive help and love? […]

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Passionately Live Your Life’s Mission!

“Each of us is merely a small instrument; all of us, after accomplishing our mission, will disappear.” ~Mother Teresa Each time I look down at my right wrist, I see the word “Passion” written on a piece of clay that was given to me by a great friend.  She knew that I live passionately.  I […]

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Do What You Can, the Best You Can and Leave the Rest

As I spent the last few weeks moving the studio and trying to gather myself back together after the long and challenging winter, I find myself at a grand turning point in my life. Truly, the new studio is my dream come true! It’s light, airy, big enough and yet, not too big. It’s fabulous. […]

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Moment by Bittersweet Moment

“Life at best is bittersweet.” ~ Jack Kirby My time in Grand Rapids is rapidly drawing to a close and for the completion of my training, I am happy.  The winter has been the “worst in a century” and has made me doubt my wisdom at times.  Through it all, though, I am still on […]

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A Little Help Over Here, Please – Qualities of Yoga Teachers: Thirty Day Personal Challenge

“We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and the growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful.”  ~Mary Antin Quality 25:  Attentive Those who have never attended a yoga class might […]

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Day 13 – Qualities of Yoga Teachers: Thirty Day Personal Challenge

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Quality #13:  Inspiring What inspires you?  Athletes who seem to do almost super-human feats? The innocence of children?  A beautiful rainbow after a summer storm?  Your spouse?  Your own child?  Your dog? Many things inspire […]

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