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When is Enough Enough?

Here we are thirty days plus into 2014. Many of us, myself included, have made commitments (resolutions) to ourselves to either try to improve or maintain the status quo of our existence. Perhaps, making choices to improve our health; improve upon our tardiness to work, school or play; trying to be kinder and more patient; incorporate more joy in our lives; or, taking time to just BE. All of these are noble pursuits and all require effort. Effort, the kind that needs mind shift focus to stay consistent, non-judgmental and humorous. Yep, I said it, humorous. There is a saying I used to have on my fridge, …”don’t take yourself...

What might happen if we looked up?

http://blog.petflow.com/this-is-a-video-everyone-needs-to-see-for-the-first-time-in-my-life-im-speechless/ I usually limit my social media checks an hour every other day; unless, I’m chatting with my love via Skype. This includes responding to emails, checking FBook and other related sites. Perhaps, I am blessed that I am the product of the ol’ school where people actually looked at each other when having a conversation, a meal, or some other form of interaction. I belong to an era that didn’t have to figure how spell words for expressive sounds (arghhh) or emotions (lol). A time when we didn’t ignore someone in distress for fear that you’d be harmed, gave a firm handshake and a smile when you met someone,...

Stay in Your Lane

  ‘Stay in your lane. You don’t need anything from anyone else, try to be self-contained in your practice.’ Whaaat?  What does this mean?   I was sharing this concept with some of my Yoga students recently.  Being aware of “Now” alerts us to the reality that we have everything we need in this moment.  There is no need to fret about our limited physical flexibility–it will come with practice.  There is no benefit in being self-critical or even competitive with the student in front of you who may jump back from a standing forward bend directly into chaturanga with little effort.  Do you question your motives for showing up...

Today I Am..

The affirmation I was given goes like this, “Today I accept love just as I am. Today I accept myself just as I am. Today I thank God for making me just as I am. Today I accept life just as it is. Today I am peace, joy and love as I am.” This affirmation was just a reminder of how much I love my wonderful life.  Even the bumps, knocks, highs-lows and disappointments.  Witnessing the growing pains of my children. The ebb and flow within relationships. The recognition that your career may change and that you are flexible enough to meet that change. The ability to recognize and take responsibility for...

Calm Before the Storm

    Recently, I was flying home to Florida as a tropical storm was approaching the coast. The turbulence we felt  in the aircraft during the descent made me more alert and mindful of the “now.”  I was calm and my meditative mind kicked in like second nature. The cloud cover, though dense and heavy with moisture let the pilot, aircraft, and me know that our passage was going to be as should be. An article I read by Eknath Easwaran, reminded me that, …”Yoga scriptures tell us we suffer because we are divided against ourselves.”  We are often struggle with the physical world and what is beyond–as though they...