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Fear of Safety and Bliss

I took a training a while back for workshop leaders to improve the workshops and retreats I’m leading, and during the intensive weekend, when we were talking about marketing, he asked what people get from my workshop, and I shared in front of the group that it was about intimacy, and he said vehemently that NOBODY […]

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Breaking a Habit – from Unconscious to Intentional

“Thank you for helping me break my addiction,” he said, with a grateful look in his eyes.  I didn’t know what he was talking about. “You sent an email to our list with the steps to healing an unhealthy habit. They made the difference. Thank you.” I felt that familiar glow that happens when I […]

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Resolution Hurdling

Today I am writing about New Years Resolutions, and how yoga practice supports the growth you want… There is a tradition here about setting New Years resolutions, and a trend of people not even bothering because: who keeps them anyhow?  People have made enough broken promises to themselves, why make one more? WHY BOTHER? Because we know there is […]

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For-giving back, for letting go

For many years I’ve counseled people around forgiveness. Forgiveness of themselves, forgiveness of others. We’ve all been on both sides of the desire for forgiveness. The issue is, as Nelson Mandela said: “Holding on to resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” So forgiveness is the key, but how […]

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Have I helped you?

If you’ve been to my class or met me for a private session, and are following up with me here, then chances are good I’ve helped you in some way. I’d like to know more about it. Please take a moment to answer a few questions so I can help you and others like you […]

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Vulnerability = Strength

When you read that vulnerability = strength, what was your first reaction? To some of you, it may seem an Orwellian (war=peace) stretch, to others it may be the most natural thing in the world. I keep hearing people mistake vulnerability for weakness, and I’d like to offer a different perspective, as i think that […]

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Establishing a state of gratitude

I’m so glad you’re even looking at this post.  Thank you. To help establish you in a deeper state of gratitude, I have a few questions for you:  What’s the difference between actual gratitude and the word “gratitude”? What is the feeling sense? How grateful are you for how well your life is going at […]

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When will I not be hurt at all?

I read the following in Swami Venkatesananda’s “Insights and Reflections” and it has had such a profound effect on me and the way I deal with situations that “trigger” me: “When will I not be hurt at all? When I realize that what is hurt is only the ego, my own self image, a shadow […]

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Perfect vs. Ideal

How many of you know someone who accepts themselves just as they are? How many of you know people who are far too critical of themselves? When I ask this first question in class, very few people raise their hands. Some think of their pets. Some have a friend or mentor. What is it we […]

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