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Prayer for Agnostics

I heard a song my incredibly talented friend in an Instagram post: my thoughts become my reality my thoughts become my reality my mind is always thinking better give it something good ’cause my thoughts become my reality ~Adey Bell I was not raised to believe in the power of prayer. The neighborhood I grew […]

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Freedom and the willingness to feel

With bright, shining eyes, he approached and shared with me his experience from the class. He said that because of his chronic pain, yoga had been really hard for him.  Today, he didn’t push himself, and held back from the harder poses.  Today, instead of pushing forward to the next more advanced version, he hung back, […]

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Embody Gratitude

When the smoke cleared from the California fires, I deeply felt gratitude for clean air – for a few weeks. I felt enormous gratitude for firefighters and their huge sacrifices for a few weeks. Then, back to normal. On Thanksgiving I always reflect on what I’m grateful for, and on gratitude, itself. What are my […]

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Fall – letting go

Fall – The time of letting go – Releasing the leaves it’s been creating since Spring, trees let all that work go, and rest back into their essence. “But I worked hard on that,” said no tree ever. The leaves were there for a reason, two seasons, and can be released now. To me, trees […]

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Diving in

The lifeguards had already left, and I was ready to leave the beach, too.  I was sitting in the last bit of sun, waiting for my wife and our bestie to finish packing their stuff in the shade that had engulfed our blanket, when we’d heard the commotion. “Do you need help?!”  I called. “Yes!” […]

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Yoga teacher confesses: stretching is bad for you

If you take a rubberband with a knot in it and pull on each end, what happens? It gets longer from end to end, but the knot in the middle gets tighter. The typical body is filled with tension.  The act of forcing bodies into exaggerated shapes not only drives the tension deeper in, but also tugs and […]

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Smell, Shamelessness, and Liberation

While you may have smelled hot chocolate a million times, that smell might just trigger one specific childhood memory.  For me there is one winter day: coming inside from playing in the snow, shivering, my mom wearing that welcoming smile, the chocolate smell filling my senses as I quickly peel off my wet clothes, and […]

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Heart logic

If you want to live from your heart you’ve got to live in your heart Living in your heart requires a willingness to face everything contained there, including the hurt. Yes, your willingness to face your hurt, old and new, is a prerequisite to living in love. Any fear of feeling your hurt will have […]

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Embody Your Potential

a seed pure potential lies dormant safe, listening awaiting ideal conditions to crack open and live the life it’s meant to live cracking open protective shell roots down roots shoots up shoots nourishing, exploring formerly dormant potential living fully as beautiful life until death the space between our accomplishments and our full capacity will be […]

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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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