Health

4 Ways A Yoga Retreat Can Change Your Life

September 27, 2018

Something magical happens at a yoga retreat when a group of high intentioned individuals makes the decision to gather together in a breathtaking natural environment for the purpose of elevating their lives.

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How I Came To Love Tea(vana) And Green Tea

November 6, 2017

I grew up in the South watching my mother steep tea bags until the tea was barely translucent. She would add several cups of white sugar, resulting in a syrupy mix otherwise known as sweet tea, with emphasis on the sweet. This was my first experience with tea. Fast forward several decades later to a …

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The Habits That Finally Helped Me Find My Authentic Self

August 31, 2016

My latest is up at mindbodygreen.  Here is a excerpt: “Do you ever find yourself wondering if there’s something more to life? I know that I did years ago as I completed treatment for breast cancer and then scant weeks later bid my mother farewell. I held her hand in mine and placed my other …

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Hope and Daryl

Holding Hope: Meet Daryl

May 4, 2016

I spent some time recently hanging with my teenage daughter and talking about world happenings. I won’t go into detail as we all have already heard so much. Most of us are saturated with news stories about terrorism, politics, and more. I try not to spend a lot of time around the negative, but found …

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How Yoga Made Me Look 10 Years Younger

March 4, 2016

Yoga was a catalyst for my own transformation. I share the details in my latest piece up at mindbodygreen this morning; “How Yoga Made Me Look 10 Years Younger”. Please take a moment to read and share. It is always my hope that my words and teachings will be the catalyst for someone else’s journey into …

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Vegetable Soup with Bread

Evolving Vegetable Soup Bowl

February 26, 2016

I named this the Evolving Vegetable Soup Bowl because I never make exactly the same soup twice. It all depends on what’s in the house. I make as much as the pot will hold and then I always freeze some stock and soup for when I am in a pinch or when someone needs a …

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Woman Meditating

3 Breathing Practices that Bring Balance, Calm, and Focus to the Body and Mind, Part 2

June 22, 2015

In part one of this series we covered the importance of the breath in providing prana or vital energy to the physical and subtle layers of the body.  Flowing through nadi’s or energy channels throughout the body and through energy centers known as chakra’s the quality of the breath sets the tone for the state …

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Woman Meditating

3 Breathing Practices that Bring Balance, Calm, and Focus to the Body and Mind, Part 1

June 11, 2015

Our whole life is entirely dependent on our breathing, but we rarely give it much thought.  The purpose of doing breathing exercises is to steady and harmonize the mind, balance and calm the body and increase the flow of energy. Breathing practice are an important component of a yoga practice and are often practiced as …

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Back Bend Yoga Pose - Heart Opening

1 Simple Yoga Pose to Open Your Heart Space and Energize Your Body and Mind

March 25, 2015

Too much time at the keyboard, behind the wheel, and too much stress in our lives can cause our bodies to become closed and tight, especially in the chest.    Heart opening yoga poses can help keep your shoulders lifted and your heart space open.  There are many different heart opening yoga poses offering gentle and deep …

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