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Response-ability

Response-ability

Response-abilityBecause I want to be a sane person, I choose to take in the news of the day in small doses. I want to stay informed, especially during this pandemic, so I am consistent, albeit brief, with my dosage. Recently, as I was listening to the news, I couldn’t...

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Asking For Help

Asking For Help

Asking for HelpLet’s get straight to the point: asking for help can be extremely uncomfortable. We are putting ourselves in a position of vulnerability, a term which for many of us is code weak. Personally, my thought process turns to, "I shouldn’t need to ask for...

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Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Calm in the Midst of Chaos There is no getting around the fact that life has been crazy for the last couple of weeks. Nothing short of chaotic. And this is not just for those of us here in the United States, but worldwide. We’ve been hearing stories and seeing...

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Change...Hello everyone, and yes, it’s true, we are heading into March, can you believe it?? It seems to me that as soon as we get adjusted to being with one thing (or season or month!) it’s time to be with another. Case in point: most of us have become acclimated...

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A Journey to the HeartPatanjali’s Yoga Sutras are the guiding light on our experience and journey of yoga. Yoga means Union, to bring together, to yoke. What is it that we are bringing into union? Nichala Joy Devi offers a beautiful interpretation: “Yoga is the...

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Long-term IntentionsHappy New Year friends! Not only a new year, but also a whole new decade! Fresh starts, new beginnings, and what else?? Wait for it….New Year’s Resolutions! So let’s look at this annual tradition, how it works, how it doesn’t work, and how we can...

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Celebrate GivingHello Yogis, and welcome to December! This is the last month of the year and the time to celebrate so many wonderful holidays: Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza, Boxing Day, Omisoka, etc., not to mention Winter Solstice! There is so much happening this time...

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Gratitude

Gratitude

GratitudeHappy November everyone! Or, as many of us have come to know it: Happy Gratitude Month! Now, upon hearing this, some of us may involuntarily roll our eyeballs or inadvertently let out a groan. And I get it, believe me, I get it. But for those of us in the...

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Fear as TransformationOctober is here, and you know what that means: cute little ghosts and goblins will be walking the streets of your neighborhood very soon! Although these little monsters are typically not too frightening, we figured this month would be an...

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