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Post #63: Why a mid-life crisis is a good thing…

Do you remember being 18? Maybe going off to college or starting a job? You had your whole life ahead of you and endless possibilities? By the time I was reaching my 40’s life was really good and I thought that a “mid-life crisis” was for people who weren’t following their intuition and not working in a job they absolutely loved. That was me. I loved my life. I loved my job. I loved my family. But 40 came around, we had another baby, my husband bought a new business, and...

Blog Post #62: 3 Myths of Meditation That Will Change Your Life

Once you understand these 3 myths of meditation it will change the way you look at meditation for good. 3 Myths 1) Meditation must be done in a quiet place with no distractions. 2) Meditation must be done for a certain period of time to obtain benefit. 3) Meditation is pointless for someone under extreme stress with little time. If we waited to meditate when we can sit in a quiet room with no distractions then most of us would never get to it. Granted, when beginning meditation it will help to sit in a...

Blog Post 61: Why feeling “lost” should fill you with excitement, wonder, and appreciation!

Do you ever find yourself feeling “lost”? …lost over what you are meant to do, be, feel in life? I found myself contemplating that today and realizing that I felt completely at a loss as to what my next step is with a certain life zone. This was strange because just the week before I felt like I had everything worked out and life was really good. After feeling the sadness, frustration, and discomfort that this brought up for me, I had a tiny glimpse behind the curtain and had to...

Post 60: Let your guard down and be accountable!

I read a quote the other day about how good people can still hold other people accountable. It made me feel much better because I had just let 2 people in my life know how something they recently did made me feel. Neither understood at first and one still isn’t speaking to me. However, it has made me contemplate whether it’s worth putting it out there or not. In yoga one of the niyamas is ahimsa, non-violence. And so it is with trying to hold people accountable for hurt feelings that...

Post 59: Re-learning to self-soothe as adults

Have you ever had the pleasure of watching a baby self-soothe? Mia, who is now almost 2, loves to hunker down in my arms, suckle on her pacifier, and soothe herself to sleep while playing with her own hair. As a parent, we get great joy out of soothing our babies. But when our babies learn to self-soothe, we know that it's now a whole different ballgame. And if they don’t learn, then our jobs get much more difficult and our babies aren’t as happy as often as they could be. As adults, just as children, we also...

Post 58: Trying to make a decision but not sure which way to go?

I am told by many that I am the most indecisive person. Sometimes ordering at a restaurant can find me looking perplexed when it comes my turn. I find myself fumbling with the menu as if that’s going to take away from the fact that I’ve just taken a noticeable 20 second pause after telling the waiter, “Yes, I’d like theeeeeeeeee…………”. I find myself going into this void of nothingness, no decision, no answer, no nothing! And I feel that familiar fear that everyone around me will find out how...

Blog Post 57: Need help letting go of a grievance toward someone? Try this yoga exercise.

  Okay, are you ready to discuss a virtue that all of us are well aware that we need to practice but don't always realize how much it can affect us on a physical, mental/emotional, and even soul-level if we don't practice it regularly? Whew, that was a mouthful! So here's my question for the day: what are you doing in life if you can't learn to forgive the people who are hardest to forgive? It's easy getting along with the nice, easy-going people, right? But the ones who know just what buttons to push are the ones where forgiveness...

Blog Post 56: Would you rather be right or would you rather be peaceful?

I want to ask you a question. Do you ever find yourself in situations in which someone says something in a way that they are assuming you agree with them? And whatever they are saying is completely in total opposition to what you feel and believe but to say so could open a huge can of worms that you really don’t feel like getting into? Or maybe your ego wants to get into it but a deeper part of yourself just wants to stay in peace? These are the moments in...

Post 55: Surrender to However Today is Meant to Unfold

If you are anything like me, Mondays come with a list of “to-do’s” for the day and the week ahead. And just when I think I’m getting ahead, the baby gets sick again and I find myself back at square one. I sometimes feel like that poor guy, Sisyphus, rolling the boulder up the hill only to have it roll back down again…for eternity! As I find myself in stress and overwhelm at the mountain of responsibilities that won’t get done at the pace I like to hold myself to, I...

Post 54: Use this Simple Exercise to Feel Your Connection With God

A dear friend texted me the other day and asked how I felt connected with God and what i did to feel that connection. (Thanks friend! You know who you are!) So here’s how I feel connected to God and what I do to feel the connection if I feel that I lost it. Note to self: we can never lose our connection to God. It’s impossible. However we can feel like we’ve lost it. And simply knowing and understanding those last 3 sentences can be life-changing. Here goes: Hands down, yoga. Yoga...