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Grandmother’s Porridge – A Lesson in Mindfulness

Grandmother's oatmeal was hard to beat. I remember her stirring the big cast iron kettle over a wood stove with a long wooden spoon.  It had the perfect texture.  Many years later, and I still endeavor to recreate Grandmother's Porridge.  My first lesson was that...

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Third Chakra: Reclaim Your Path!

Winter leaves a lot of mud on our flagstone garden paths each year, and every Spring, I get out there with my favorite garden tool and clear the paths of dried mud and fresh weeds, and eventually reveal the garden's true identity. Although, I can...

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Suffering from iPosture? Text Neck? iSlouch?

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that a lot of time spent on your phones and tablets can effect your posture. But you might consider whether your posture effects your mood as well.    It appears to be a two-way street that...

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Take Time to Calm Your Nervous System!

Our autonomic nervous system has two parts: 1) Sympathetic - which creates appropriate responses when we are in Fight, Flight, Freeze, Submit mode. It's great if you're holding onto your cell phone as someone is trying to steal it out of your hands, or dodging an...

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Action, Resistance, and The Divine

When I first started teaching yoga, I wanted to infuse heartfelt devotion for life into my teaching.  For some people, that’s a turn off. For many people who live in their head all day thinking, worrying, planning, and working, they need to be reminded to...

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