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Nov

16

2014

Toxic Fear- 1, Me – 0 (But Not For Long)

Fear is a funny thing. You can have the kind of fear when you are alone in bed at night and are awakened by a strange sound.  You can feel fear when you’re at work and your boss says “I need to see you in my office.” You can fear going to the doctor or the dentist. And then there is the kind of fear...

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Nov

14

2014

Hey, I’m Just The Messenger

She looked at me with barely disguised defensiveness.  “Well, you could always do that! You were a dancer!”  Even though this event happened months ago, I remember it as clearly as if it had happened yesterday. I will describe the scenario: I was sitting in Dandasana, a yogic pose where the legs are stretched forward and you sit tall.  What makes this pose so difficult is that it...

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Aug

30

2014

Present-Moment Living and the Authentic Life

I think that most people live in the past, the future or in fantasy. In all of those cases, we are creating some memory of greatness that we either were or will be despite evidence that may indicate otherwise. When we live in the past, we often believe that somehow life was perfect then. We knew everything, had everything. But somehow, in the present, all...

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Aug

24

2014

Casting Off The Cloak

True story #1: I was teaching a yoga vinyasa when a small voice in the back asked: “Can I do this other pose instead of the one you’re asking for? I do this other one much better.” True story #2: In another class, I had a student who made a habit of asking others in the class what they were feeling. This student was particularly...

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