Tag: rituals

Raise Your Resolutions to a Higher Plane: 5 Do’s & Don’ts for New Year Planning

I love the fresh start each new year brings. Like many people,  I certainly spent years making resolutions, only to find that I failed at keeping them. Sometimes I’d even make (and fail at) the same resolution over multiple years! I no longer make resolutions the same way. The changes I made to how I…
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August Juice Cleanse Diaries

Day 1: Wednesday July 30, 2014 Day 2: Thursday July 31, 2014 Days 3 & 4: Friday August 1 & Saturday August 2, 2014

“6 Weeks to Relaxation” Coming in July!

Holy cow, it’s going to be July soon! Need new relaxation techniques to sooth body, mind, and spirit? Join my “6 weeks to relaxation” series starting July 2. Series or drop-in possible; virtual attendance available too!

30 Days to a Happier & Healthier Me

As some of you know, starting June 15th I’m facilitating a Facebook group called “30 Days to a Happier & Healthier You Practice“. In it, each person decides one habit they’d like to practice encouraging, or one habit they’d like to practice softening. I’m specifically calling this a practice (rather than, for example, a “challenge”)…
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Juiceland Juice Cleanse: Day 3 Finally Brings Dedication?

Update: I’m doing another 3 day starting 6/26. I’m actually very excited about it. Since this cleanse I’ve gotten very into juices, and I’ve found that I missed them! I even ended up purchasing several in between. 🙂 So we’ll see how round 2 goes! OK, so on day 3 I’m acutely aware of the…
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JuiceLand Juice Cleanse Day 2: Body Hate & Bad Hockey

Update: I’m doing another 3 day starting 6/26. I’m actually very excited about it. Since this cleanse I’ve gotten very into juices, and I’ve found that I missed them! I even ended up purchasing several in between. 🙂 So we’ll see how round 2 goes! Well with no celery and more variety of juices, there…
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JuiceLand Juice Cleanse: The Celery Madness of Day 1

Update: I’m doing another 3 day starting 6/26. I’m actually very excited about it. Since this cleanse I’ve gotten very into juices, and I’ve found that I missed them! I even ended up purchasing several in between. 🙂 So we’ll see how round 2 goes! A few weeks ago I got a wild hair to…
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Does the number on your bathroom scale wreak havoc on your mood?

Mine used to. Isabelle Tierney’s recent post, titled “God in Facebook Form” got me thinking about another way many of us end up seeking validation: seeing a particular number on the bathroom scale. During a particularly difficult time in my life (when I was under a lot of stress and feeling pretty trapped), I developed…
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Do you smile when you’re practicing yoga?

As a yoga instructor at both a studio and a gym, I teach many students who are brand new to yoga. It’s not uncommon for me to have one or more people in my class who have never done yoga before, and are feeling a little uncertain about their decision to try it. One of…
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How Our Ways of Speaking & Listening Can Mess Up Our Relationships

This morning I was reading David Deida’s “Blue Truth: A Spiritual Guide to Life & Death and Love & Sex“, and a particular passage ruffled my feathers a bit. Deida was explaining that people with masculine energies are more directive, while those with feminine energies offer “invitations to action”. He says: For instance, you are…
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