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The only ‘should’ you should care about

The only ‘should’ you should care about   This modern life preserves a lot of should’s. I should have finished that yesterday; I shouldn’t be here right now; I should be ___(better, happier, healthier)___. What’s worse is we think we’ve failed before we’ve even acted on...

How not to let productivity sabotage your yoga practice

How not to let productivity sabotage your yoga practice   Why does sitting around and doing nothing evoke guilt? That was my day yesterday. Making food and eating too much of it. Practicing yoga and falling flat on my cheekbones. Curiously watching episode one of Downton Abbey on Hulu to see what the fuss is all...

When you stop dwelling, expect miracles

When you stop dwelling, expect miracles   Sometimes the harmful stories you’ve always told yourself miraculously dry up. Maybe you’ve ignored some of the characters or have lost interest in the plot. You might have adopted the abridged version or someone else edited your story for you — cut...

How being unhappy can help you get unblocked

How being unhappy can help you get unblocked   The world is full of metaphors, but this past New Year’s Eve celebration may have provided the metaphor to end all metaphors. On NYE, my toilet clogged. No matter how much we (i.e. my dad) snaked and plunged before the ball dropped in New York, those old...