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The Right Way?

The Right Way?

How many times do we get caught up in being right?  This has happened to me many times and on many levels.  I guess it is time I learn the lesson and share it with you… As a yoga teacher, I see it all the time- in myself and in others.  We begin teaching a […]

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The Art of Napping

The Art of Napping

Today’s mindfulness post is dedicated to napping.  As children we fought the nap and often refused.  As adults, we often think we are too busy to do such a thing.  Last week I knew I had pushed my body beyond its limits– teaching a lot, mothering, tutoring, then staying up with a sick little one. […]

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Presence

Presence

I found this quote in January 2010 issue of Yoga Journal.  It has stuck with me since I read it so I thought I would share with you. If I thought too much about what had happened, I would get sad and angry, and I couldn’t forgive the mistakes that had been made.  If I […]

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A Reminder for the New Year

A Reminder for the New Year

A re-post from August– The other day, Claire and I were walking up the stairs.  She looked at me and said, “I happy mommy.”  Just a simple statement.  No follow-up, no expectations.  We weren’t doing anything special, just walking up the stairs holding hands. Many times in our lives we focus on what is not […]

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Patience

Patience

They say “Patience is a virtue.”  What if patience doesn’t come?  What if it doesn’t come naturally?  How do we set the example for our children and those that surround us? Today we spent some time making a gingerbread house.  I have titled the event “Gingerbread Hell.”  We have a plan… put the house together. […]

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