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Blatant Suffering

I went to a Yin Yoga workshop recently with a Buddhist teacher named Sarah Powers. She explained that in Buddhist philosophy, it is a given that suffering happens in life. No one gets out unscathed. So, there is suffering. But … Continue reading

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Yoga Stories- After the Crash

In March of this year I was driving home from teaching two back to back yoga classes on a gorgeous Florida morning. Traveling on A1A a, beautiful palm tree lined route that hugs the Atlantic ocean, I stopped at a … Continue reading

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Yoga Stories – Tibetan Bowls

I love teaching yoga. There is a new story every day. One of my playlists features Tibetan singing bowls. People generally respond well to them. One of the ladies in one of my classes LOVES them. Any time I play … Continue reading

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My Left Wrist

A little over a week ago I hurt my wrist. I’d been to an intense hot yoga class. I was keeping up, but barely. I had to stop a few times and put my hands on my hips, holding only … Continue reading

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40 Days to Personal Revolution

Tomorrow we have a final meeting/celebration to mark the end of the 40 Days program I’ve been participating in at Cleveland Yoga. We were buddied up with a partner on our first day, and my partner was Rachel. She’s cool. … Continue reading

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Standing on my head

I have about a week left on my 40 Days journey. I thought I’d be writing about it like crazy, but it’s strange. I’ve felt very “inward.” I put up one post the other day, found it boring and took … Continue reading

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Yoga Releases Trauma

When Riley was about eight months old, I signed up for a 12 week session of yoga. We were living in Illinois, I knew no one. I needed to get out of the house. I wanted to get back in … Continue reading

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If You’re Thinking of Beginning a Yoga Practice

I took my first yoga class in 1998 as an elective when I was in nursing school. Twice a week, I was mandated to be on a mat, for 1.5 hours. Pure heaven for a stressed out student. I have … Continue reading

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Day 11

I got my hair cut yesterday. I got it chopped. Like, it was down mid-back and now it’s not even past my shoulders. I went in, thinking I was getting a trim. And then, right as she was starting to … Continue reading

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Together, 24/7

What is something in your life that you have an attachment to that is somewhat limiting your vitality? This was our question to ponder at last night’s 40 Days weekly meeting. Mine is that I am the only person in … Continue reading

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I’m a little loopy after IVIG, but Seth…he’s fine.

Seth had his third IVIG infusion today and it went well.¬†Todd made sure to get the morning off so he was there for moral support. We went at a slower rate, and even had to slow that down when I … Continue reading

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40 Days

This is how it happens to me. I have an inkling. Some little voice, tapping at me. Do it. I try to talk myself out of it. A million reasons why it isn’t “the time.” Then I find myself on … Continue reading

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Annoyingly good things my yoga teachers say…

“The way you do anything is the way you do everything.” “If you create drama in your ab workout, where else do you create drama?” “The pose begins, the moment you want to leave it.” “It’s okay to be uncomfortable. … Continue reading

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