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Sep 24, 2017

Help

For years I saw therapists, read self-help books, and practiced yoga. None of that brought me the peace I was looking for (spoiler alert: I had no idea what I was looking for), so I did a yoga teacher training and learned TONS about myself. I started teaching, even opened my own yoga studio, and you know what? I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t bring myself the peace and serenity I so longed for. I could talk the talk and teach people everything I knew so they could find peace, but I couldn’t make it happen for myself. Self-knowledge was not enough. But what was?

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May 10, 2017

Moving

Saturday morning I woke up early (no curtains yet to keep out that 6am sunshine), started drinking my coffee and started crying. My first thought was, ‘oh no…you are NOT doing this all day.’ So I got dressed, slathered myself in essential oils and went to the 8am yoga class at my studio. I NEVER go to that class. I either have my kids on Saturdays or refuse to get out of bed before 9 on Saturdays, but I needed to GO somewhere. And the studio was the only place that felt like home in that moment.

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Nov 9, 2016

4 or 5 years

On the way to school yesterday, Election Day, Riley says, "what if Hillary doesn't win, Mommy?" Shit. What do you say to an 8 year old whose little dreams are pinned on the results of something so huge?

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Sep 29, 2016

Rapids

Our lives are so much like the flow of a stream. There are smooth, still, beautiful moments in which we might glimpse serenity. There are times when our lives are like the waterfall; when the shit hits the fan and all of our best laid plans go out the window.

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Aug 18, 2016

Simplicity

There are a lot of crazy and challenging yoga poses. A few are included in our challenge. They take consistent practice to gain the flexibility and strength to arrive in them. However, when I see someone in a class come down onto their knees in child's pose without being cued, THAT person has one of the most advanced practices in the room. THAT person is listening to their bodies, their breath, their mind and saying 'I honor that I need to rest and find simplicity for a moment (or 67 moments).' Or perhaps they're saying 'F*ck this shit.' We'll never know.