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Happy Friday!

“Happy Friday!” has become a standard greeting each week as the weekend approaches. We collectively celebrate the fact that we’ve survived another working week, and have earned the rest and relaxation which the weekend (hopefully) brings us.   On this Friday, however, instead of hitting the couch...

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Hurry up and Rest!

Resting is one of the hardest things for us to do. Many yoga teachers even say that savasana (relaxation time at the end of class, also known as corpse pose) is the most difficult pose for many of their students. Relentless thoughts flood our minds...

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Don’t Get Burned by Anger

  It’s been said that “Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” While anger is a powerful, hurtful emotion which can damage personal and professional relationships, our feelings...

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Tools for Rapid Transformation

Two years ago, I told my husband that I was going to die early due to stress, and I was serious. I knew I had to make a change. Last week marks the one year anniversary of my trip to India, which was a turning...

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On Mindful Travel

Travel is, and for a long time has been, one of the greatest tests to my meditation practice. If there has ever been a single place where Murphy’s Law that anything can go wrong, will go wrong is most true, it has to be the...

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Mindfulness as Foreplay

Stress and worries pull our minds away from the present, no matter what we are doing. Yes, this includes during even the most intimate of times.  Whereas sex is supposed to bring you closer with your partner, distracted sex may make you feel even more...

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Trust Your Gut

You’ve heard the sayings before, and often from successful people. Sayings like, “trust your gut”, “follow your gut instincts” or “I just felt it in my gut.” Whether or not you notice instinctual thoughts in your actual belly, it’s no coincidence that we use these...

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New Virtues for a Conscious Friendship

I recently came across the book How to Win Friends and Influence People? in my collection. I received the book around 10 years ago as a present from a friend. I clearly remember being taken aback when I received this present. Anticipating that this would...

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