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Category: Be happy

30 days to You again with You Again Yoga

30 days to You again with You Again Yoga   There comes a certain point when you’re tired of waiting. You’ve prayed and sweated and stretched and cried the heck out of whatever is making your life uncomfortable — yet it remains. Maybe all it needs is one more Sun Salutation, you think,...

If you’re happy and you know it…

If you’re happy and you know it…   When I’m happy, I find it difficult to write about happiness. As teenagers, my writing friends and I justified that the only way to get our “deepest” thoughts on paper was to live a tortured life. To this day, my happiest moments exist in the...

An open letter to depression

An open letter to depression   your slightest look easily will unclose me though i have closed myself as fingers, you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens (touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose ee cummings, “somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond” *...

3 steps to evade every day doldrums

3 steps to evade every day doldrums One of the best things my mom ever did for me was probably the hardest for her. While I was deep in depression during high school, she tried her hardest to motivate me to show up on time. Mornings were the worst, with a close second being right before I went to bed,...

When being superficial can actually make you happy

When being superficial can actually make you happy Yoga creates opportunities to be okay with who you are and where you are right now. But sometimes we become so complacent with where we are that we fail to see the small superficial tweaks that can make all the difference in our happiness. Like cutting bangs. Oh yes,...

What am I here for, anyway?

What am I here for, anyway?   There are many things we will never know. “The universe that we know, that we can observe, must have all been in one place at one moment. And now it’s spreading out all over the place,” says Bill Nye the Science Guy about life’s origins....

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...

Leave your overachiever off the yoga mat

Leave your overachiever off the yoga mat   I have a confession to make: I’m a perpetual self-improver. Sometime between amassing paper apples in 1st grade for the most books read and landing a dream job right out of college at HGTV.com, I became an overachiever who lived her life by to-do lists....