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How to turn back time

How to turn back time All my life, I’ve waged a war against time. It has felt like an enemy when I was in the depths of my depression. It also has felt like an enemy when I’ve been the most fulfilled. This is how I know that time itself is not playing unfairly. It’s an...

Just keep going

Just keep going   I made a mala this week. It took four hours. The next day my upper back ached for all the forward bending, a necessity while I concentrated on undoing imperfect knot after imperfect knot. On my very first try, knot gone awry, I declared to my friend, “I...

5 ways to stop a worried mind, fast

5 ways to stop a worried mind, fast   Have you ever left a conversation or an event thinking, “Ugh, here’s what I should have said or done…” and then spent the next few hours to days rehashing these “shoulds” in your head? Despite our best intentions to just let these...

Why you need to say ‘enough is enough’ to yourself

Why you need to say ‘enough is enough’ to yourself   You wake up. Snooze. Once, maybe two times. But you can’t prolong your mind’s routine as it quickly shifts to full-on realization of another day. Of things to do, places to be, someone to become. The feeling lands in your gut, a malaise that festers...

3 ways the power of mindfulness can change your life

3 ways the power of mindfulness can change your life   When you get stuck in a rut, you usually don’t feel like getting out. Nobody wants to do things differently once established in routine, no matter how uncomfortable that routine may be. It’s why people stay in dead-end relationship for years longer...

The simplest thing you can do to be more successful

The simplest thing you can do to be more successful   Without placing your hand on your chest or taking your pulse, can you count each time your heart beats? Go ahead and try it for thirty seconds. I’ll wait. How did you do? No judgment if you couldn’t feel anything or if you felt a lot. When this same...

What happens when you stop sabotaging yourself

What happens when you stop sabotaging yourself   Imagine if you spoke aloud every thought you’ve ever had. Scary, right? You might embarrass the heck out of yourself, or say things you didn’t really mean. Those are givens. What you might not realize is how many times your mind puts yourself down....

The hidden power of yoga poses

The hidden power of yoga poses   My boyfriend Evan has a gold happy Buddha statue upstairs near our meditation cushions. One day last year, his then five-year-old nephew saw it and asked, “Why is he smiling?” “Because the Buddha tries to be happy no matter what,” Evan...