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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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Seeing Clearly

Seeing Clearly

How many times on a daily basis do we take the people around us for granted?  I know my husband and I do this quite regularly.  We get busy teaching class, taking care of students and children, and forget to treat each other with kindness and care.  Not because we don’t care, but because we […]

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The Power of Pausing

The Power of Pausing

Until we stop our mental busyness, stop our endless activities, we have no way of knowing our actual experience. ~Tara Brach from Radical Acceptance I know the importance of pausing while teaching a Yoga class so students can take a moment to notice how they feel.  But sometimes I forget the power of a pause […]

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Vulnerability

Vulnerability

In Pema Chodron’s books, she often talks about the awakened heart or the Bodhichitta.  The awakened heart is the space in the heart where compassion, kindness, and honesty reside.  It is the soft spot you feel when love and joy are so intense.  It is also the soft wounded spot that can be touched when […]

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