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Pushing yourself is not the only way to grow

Pushing yourself is not the only way to grow The onions were simmered and now burning. My Tofurky Italian Sausage charred. I was about to dump in the tomatoes when I realized I hadn’t chopped the red pepper. I’ve had these moments lately where red peppers appear long after I’m about to turn off...

Rediscover your ‘core’ strength

Rediscover your ‘core’ strength   I’m just going to come out and say it. Yoga is hard. The asanas, or physical postures, demand strength and flexibility we’re not sure we have until we show up on the mat and try. Even the most seasoned yogis have off days when hamstrings are tight; balance is...

Breathe through your boundaries

Breathe through your boundaries   We’re trying too hard. All of us, bumbling along the same path and all of us, usually making things more difficult than they need to be. Not always, though. Oh so suddenly, it clicks. We realize we don’t have to care what “they” think...

Just close your eyes

Just close your eyes You have your eyes wide open, too open, to the things that don’t matter — not really. Like how they judged you about your new haircut or said, “How nice to see you!” in that half-smile kind of way and they didn’t even make eye contact. Or the...