Tag: maturity

Helping Others Requires Giving

“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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Me, meet Me.

“Yoga is a great place to meet your true self.  With enough practice, focus and dedication, you will learn about yourself.  In the most challenging of poses, if you stay and don’t run away, you will learn.” This last week I have contemplated quite a bit about our bodies and how we are often captives […]

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Running Away from Addiction! One Man’s Incredible Journey

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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Goal Setting Becomes You

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”  ~Henry David Thoreau This week at the studio we will be contemplating goal setting in our lives with an emphasis on who we want to become and envisioning the life we want to create.  We won’t be setting […]

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Change is in the Air – Cleanse Your Space

“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror and asked myself:  ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ and when the answer has been, ‘No’ for too may days in a row, I know I need to change […]

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Communication is a Two Way Street: Step Into The Conversation

“Language is a more recent technology.  Your body language, your eyes, your energy will come through to your audience before you even start speaking.” ~Peter Guber “The body never lies.”  ~Martha Graham I have always been interested in body language.  The communication of our bodies speaks more strongly than anything we could ever say.  We […]

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Living in the Balance of Opposition

“My attitude is that if you push me toward something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.”  ~Michael Jordan In yoga, we learn to live and perform in a world of odds.  We live and walk a very fine line called “the middle.”  We balance in […]

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SCRAT – Build a Solid Foundation First!

As I walk/jogged on the treadmill over the weekend, I watched the movie “Ice Age.”  While plodding along, I laughed as Scrat the squirrel gets blown off a cliff with his whole hoard of nuts.  As he is falling through the sky, acorns surrounding him, he begins to collect the nuts.  He is so focused […]

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Let’s Have Some Fun! Qualities of Yoga Teachers: Thirty Day Personal Challenge

“It take s a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.  But there is no real security is what is no longer meaningful.  There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.”  ~Alan Cohen  Quality 29: […]

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The Burning Fire of Courage – Qualities of Yoga Teachers: Thirty Day Personal Challenge

Quality 24:  Courageous This picture may not look that exciting but I was actually standing on top of a guard rail that dropped about nine feet to the boggy marsh below.  The wind was blowing and it was cold but I was determined to find my balance and ease, even at the risk of a […]

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