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True Vacation

True Vacation

Our family has decided to take some much needed time away together.  We spent a good 18 hours together in the car just to get here.  Now we are here and have discovered there is no internet access except at the public library.  I think, “That’s okay.  I can still use my phone to get […]

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Start Where You Are

Start Where You Are

I am reading the book “Start Where You Are” by Pema Chodron for the seventh time now.  Every time I read her book I feel like it is being re-written for exactly what I need.  Her knowledge is from the Mahayana Buddhist tradition which helps you look at yourself and the world with great compassion […]

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Permission to Practice

Permission to Practice

Wonderful post from David Allwright (student and friend)– You now have a window of time open to spend doing yoga. All the morning chores are done and the house is finally quiet. You roll out your mat and are just about to start your routine when your mind jumps to all the other things you […]

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Souvenirs

Souvenirs

What did I bring home from Costa Rica?  I brought home some great photos, some jewelry from a local artist, and some great skin products.  However, these are just trinkets.  The things that meant the most to me that I brought home were some simple life lessons. First, upon returning home I noticed how sterile […]

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Assumptions

Assumptions

One very large lesson I learned from Max was about assumptions.  He teaches that in life, we are always making assumptions.  If this is the case, then why not assume the best in others?  For example:  Someone is tailgating you on the highway.  Is that person an a** or is he in a hurry to […]

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Constant Contact

Constant Contact

Over the last year or two, I have had several instances of people getting their feelings hurt or thinking I do not care when I do not respond to a text, email or voice mail within a certain time frame.  After a few instances of this, I decided to take this apart and look at […]

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