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    Loving Kindness

    One of the benefits of asana (the physical practice of yoga) is that it prepares our body for meditation through breath awareness, discipline and concentration. I absolutely love meditating. Sometimes it seems more successful than others, but no matter what, every time I meditate I feel amazing. So why, then, for the past couple months, have I pushed it away completely? Why am I struggling with it so much? I know that if I just did it, it would eventually turn into a habit, which would eventually turn into a practice again. But despite that, I continue to push it away. So what changed? In all honesty, the beginning of…

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    A Grandma’s Love

    My Grandma passed away eight years ago. And not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and send her my love. I miss her and her gentle nature and infinite love so very much. I was lucky enough to spend a lot of time with my grandma when I was growing up. We ate lots of ice cream, she taught me about makeup, and friendships, and we spent so many hours just talking. I learned so much from her about perseverance, strength, courage, compassion, grace, and being brave enough to be authentic. My grandma was such a good person. She taught me about doing for others, without…

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    Road Blocks

    Why do we get in our own way? Most of my self-imposed road blocks have been because I was scared of the unknown or just didn’t feel good enough. And as a result I spent a lot of years sitting and longing for the goals and aspirations that sat on the other side of those road blocks. Even now, when I am finally at a place of genuine self-love and have overcome so much, I still find myself doubting. What will people think, what if I fail, what if I’m terrible… And on and on. I’m sure you know what I mean. One of the hardest things about starting down…

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    Day of Gratitude

    Life is filled with choices. We may not always get to choose what happens to or around us but we do get to choose how we respond. We choose where our energy goes. What happens to us doesn’t define us, but how we respond does. A year ago I was dying. I didn’t know I was dying. I thought I had bad allergies and tension headaches. I was in denial about how terrible I felt, and had felt for months. The morning I drove myself to the emergency room, though, that morning I felt like I was dying. So it really shouldn’t have come as a surprise when the doctor told…