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Little Drops of Rain

Little Drops of Rain

It’s often said that when it rains, it pours. The torrential downpours we receive in life can be overwhelming, especially when it seems that so many drops of change are falling all at once. Lately, as I have suffered through a painful break-up and the recent deaths of two loved ones, I’ve noticed how so […]

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Precious Life

Precious Life

For several months now, Mike and I have had some house guests; little ants who enjoy hanging out in the kitchen and bathroom. I realize that to many the answer to such visitors would be simple; grab the bug spray and begin the eviction process. However, to kill even these tiny beings goes against my […]

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Giving In Order to Receive

Giving In Order to Receive

In a previous post, I discussed the importance of coupling wisdom with compassion as a means of ensuring that our wisdom does not degenerate into mere “ego-knowledge”. This merging of wisdom and compassion was likened to two wings of a bird; we need both to soar high above the ego-mind which keeps us bound in […]

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Finding a Place That Heals

Finding a Place That Heals

I know the power of yoga to help heal the emotional wounds inflicted by a society which often fosters and actively encourages discrimination, harassment and even violence against those who differ from the “norm”. For many years, I was tormented by bullies, ignored, harassed and even teased by teachers, as well as shunned in people […]

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Patience in Your Practice

Patience in Your Practice

Recently, while teaching forearm balance (Pincha Mayurasana) at the wall, I noticed a student fervently trying to get herself up in the air. The last time she tried to kick up into the air, she almost made it but toppled over and looked immediately defeated, embarrassed and disgusted with herself. I imagine anyone who practices […]

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Revealing Our Depression

Revealing Our Depression

You know what? I get depressed. Every so often, I get down about things and I don’t want to get out of bed because it grips my mind so tightly. Now that that shocking tidbit is out in the open…You know what else? Chances are, you probably have those days every once in a while […]

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