Embracing Creativity

As I sit down to write this months blog I am flooded with ways in which I creatively use yoga. Yep- not DO yoga, but USE it. This for me is where all the creativity lies. Going to class, getting on my mat – that’s all the due diligence involved in being able to really use this practice. Since having my first child 3.5
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Embracing Change

August: Embracing Change

“Love and justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters.” –Reverend angel Kyodo williams The monsoon rains have arrived, marking the threshold between summer and late summer. Their arrival marks a passing, an opening up, a looking forward: soon a new season will be here. This past week I went with my friend
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“Allow the emotion to ripen. Allow your grief and anger to flower and they will die their own natural death. Suppress them and they will fight for their existence. Stay in the stops between the breath. Stay in the gap between your thoughts.” – Dr. Lad B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc. I imagine many of us found our way to our yoga practice through various stumbles- stumbles
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The habits and practices you commit to, make you who you are

Practice Makes Permanent

Practice Makes Perfect Permanent I’m writing this post on my 40th birthday. You know, the age many of us thought of as “the beginning of being old,” when we were 19 (or whatever age we think such stupid things.) 19 sticks out though, because it’s exactly the number of years that I’ve been practicing yoga. Nearly half my life now.   If I had
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As we enter into the spring and the cold melts and warmer days grow season I am infused with a sense of potency and creativity- of potential. This potential inspires me and even my cells seem to awaken to a sense of vibrancy. How do we tap into our own potential of the burgeoning spring season and allow ourselves to identify places of potential
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bleeding hearts

February: On Love, Action and Interbeing

On Love, Action and Inter-Being “If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow; and without trees, we cannot make paper. The cloud is essential for the paper to exist. If the cloud is not here, the sheet of
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A sunrise over the Earth as seen from space. Earth texture map courtesy of NASA's Visible Earth Project.

Dare To Dream BIG This New Year!

Reflecting on how this last year went and those implications for the new year? Curious about what this new year will bring? Desiring a new beginning, a new hope, a new perspective? In my experience when there is an opportunity for something new-  I know it’s time to let myself sink deeply into my heart where my passions mingle with my soul, and find
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Take time to rest and reflect. The way you finish your year will determine how you begin the next one!

December’s Gifts: Refuge and Reflection

Of all the things I love about New Mexico, the relatively short winters hover near the top of the list (hey, I grew up in Nebraska, and spent a few years in Buffalo, NY. Winter temperatures that stay above zero are a very special thing in my life!) However, even I must admit to appreciating the qualities that the shorter, darker season presents. The
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Love in Action

Love in Action: Some Things You Can Do Now

I have been trying to write this post for several days, each day putting it off because I don’t know how to begin it. Let me try: this election has, for reasons both various and legitimate, broken so many of our hearts. And we have various and legitimate reactions to that heartbreak: there is anger. Sadness. Fear. As well as great outpourings of love,
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For a very long time we have been shuffled into labels, political camps, gender roles and various identifications with our roles in our families and/or careers.  This process of identification usually simultaneously results in a sense of separateness, which often leads to increasing feelings of isolation and disconnection. We are in a unique time at this moment, where the current season of fall lends
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