Give yourself a helping hand

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 

I’ve been trying to help a friend lately who is going through a difficult time. We all play this role at one time or another where we share our time and words.

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The freedom to choose…

“Would you rather be right or free?” ~Byron Katie

As we flow through this life with its ups and downs, roundabouts and crossroads, we are taught to make right choices. To pick the right way. To do the right thing. To be right in the eyes of family, friends and society. Right being not ‘wrong’. Right being not ‘bad’.

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6 Mindful Ways to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Heart

“We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present.” ~ Marianne Williamson

As the last moments of my thirties are fading away, I’m preparing for the dawn of a new age, the age at which life is said to begin. I’m like a butterfly

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Help yourself find inner strength

“The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.” ~ Swedish Proverb

As an independent, self sufficient woman, it is not always easy to express emotions that could be considered feminine. Where I come from, it is generally accepted for girls to cry whereas

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Responsible resolutions in six steps

“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

At a recent Yin Yoga class, I chose to teach with the theme “responsibility”. Yin yoga is a practice that requires no effort. All postures should be relaxed into.  A target area is defined and the

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A little Peace

“If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.” ~ Dalai Lama

The world is a troubled place. Turbulence exists in

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Little by Little…

“Little by little the bird builds it’s nest, Little by little the sun goes to rest, little by little the waves in their glee, smooth the rough rocks by the shores of the sea” ~ Poem from my Grandfathers childhood

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Leave your past behind for the present moment

“Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now, and if the past can’t prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?” ~ Eckhart Tolle

In the succession of moments that make up this wonderful life, we are presented with many

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Achieve your greatest potential

“It takes 40 days to break a habit, 90 days to gain a new habit, 120 days and you are the habit, 1000 days you are the Master of it.” ~ Yogi Bhajan

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Embrace the moment!

“Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny.” ~ Steven Pressfield

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Finding gratitude in every moment

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

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Step Closer to the rainbow

“Everybody wants happiness, nobody wants pain, but you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain.” ~ Unknown

This journey of life can feel overwhelming at times. Western society has conditioned us to strive to be the best at everything. We learn at a very young age that we will be loved when we are the best.

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