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Time: Our Most Precious Gift

I am sitting here on my living room couch, surrounded by the life that I have created. From the high-energy dog sitting across from me to the curtains hanging on my bay window to the quality of my thoughts--I am acutely aware that these are all things that I have chosen and invited into my… Continue reading Time: Our Most Precious Gift

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In Order to Follow your Path

    In order to follow your path, sometimes you need to be willing to let go of that which does not serve you. We've heard this a million times; I know I have. It sounds great, profound..powerful, but what does it actually mean? It means that you are willing to walk away from others/let… Continue reading In Order to Follow your Path

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Taking the First Step Towards Change

“For change to occur in us, we must be willing to enter the wilderness of the unknown and to wander in unfamiliar territory, directionless and often in the darkness....We do not need to keep every little thing under control. In fact, we find ourselves only by allowing some falling apart to happen." - Maureen Brady… Continue reading Taking the First Step Towards Change

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Putting out the Energy you want to Receive

We always get back from the universe what we give it. Energy doesn't lie. I remember the first time someone pointed out to me "You have manifested exactly the life that you wanted to create." At the time that I was told this, I was having financial struggles and, specifically, she was referring to my… Continue reading Putting out the Energy you want to Receive

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The Silver Lining

"You have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest, and if you do, if you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining." Silver Linings Playbook (2012)   I've always loved the term "silver lining." I was never quite sure of its' origins, though, so I did some research to… Continue reading The Silver Lining

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How to Stand in your Power

  Whether it’s in a relationship, at work, or at home, standing in your power is a profoundly powerful skill to master. Like anything in life, it becomes easier with practice. Here are 10 simple steps:   Be clear, specific, and concise about what is it that you need.   This is the first step… Continue reading How to Stand in your Power

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Finding Joy in the Present

  3/14/2016   “It will all work out for the best if you stay in the present,” is something I heard about a year ago from a therapist. It piqued my interest then, and it piques my interest now.   Yet the more I think about, the more questions I have about it. How does… Continue reading Finding Joy in the Present

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10 Things Most People don’t know About Yoga

  I taught yoga for a little while before I became a 200-hour certified yoga teacher. Looking back, I realize how one-dimensional my understanding of yoga was. I was in love with the “ahhh” moment at the end of a Vinyasa class. But I didn’t understand how or why it happened. I’ve always loved back… Continue reading 10 Things Most People don’t know About Yoga

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Pen to Paper

Maybe this is our best recourse at times: to put pen to paper. I understand why. The paper doesn’t talk back. It doesn’t offer you advice. It doesn’t judge your feelings. The paper absorbs everything you give it. The paper is a sponge for your emotions. The paper allows your thoughts to seep into it,… Continue reading Pen to Paper

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Why you shouldn’t compare yourself to others

I HATE the word should and I just used it in the title of this article. I very rarely use this word, but I felt that in this case, it was fitting. I truly believe that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others. I feel so strongly about this because I have done this very thing… Continue reading Why you shouldn’t compare yourself to others