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Vagus Nerve Exercises

Restore A Sense of Wellbeing With These 5 Vagus Nerve Exercises

April 8, 2024

In a previous article, I wrote about understanding stress and the vagus nerve. In this journal post, I will share simple vagus nerve exercises that help restore the ventral vagal state …

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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 …

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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 …

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Mature Woman Practicing Yoga

8 Ways Yoga Helps Mature Adults Age More Gracefully

March 16, 2015

My latest article up at MindBodyGreen.  Click here to go to the article and find out how yoga can help you age more gracefully – and who doesn’t want to …

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One Day Yoga Retreat

Finding Your Authentic Self – One Day Yoga Retreat

March 2, 2015

A one day retreat is an opportunity to be transported, awakened, and transformed. It is a precious period of time devoted to the purpose of rejuvenation and inner discovery. Yoga …

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Wrapping Up 2014 In Gratitude

Wrapping Up 2014 In Gratitude

December 31, 2014

Life is beautiful, terrible, multidimensional, astounding, and mystifying.  Each new moment a chance to begin again, to let go of an old pattern of being that no longer works, to …

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What to Consider When Considering Your New Years Resolutions

What To Consider Before Setting Goals For The New Year

December 14, 2014

Every January, the possibilities held by the next 12 months yawn open. That fresh calendar spurs many of us to set lofty new goals for our lives. Our interior voices …

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Hope teaching Yoga - Reader's Choice - Best Of Atlanta 2014

Hope’s Yoga Chosen Reader’s Choice – Best Of Atlanta 2014 By Atlanta Magazine

November 18, 2014

I am so humbled to say that Hope’s Yoga has been chosen by Atlanta Magazine (based on voting by you) as the Reader’s Choice – Best Of Atlanta for Yoga Outside …

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7 common reasons for not practicing yoga

7 Common Excuses For Not Practicing Yoga

November 6, 2014

My latest is up at MindBodyGreen — 7 Common Reasons for Not Practicing Yoga! You may recall using some of these yourself (especially # 3) and/or you may have heard many of them …

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Yoga Class

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Yoga Class Published by MindBodyGreen

July 25, 2014

Click here to go to my latest article published at MindBodyGreen!    

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Smoothie Pineapple Banana Coconut

An Intention to Live Simply

May 29, 2014

It is hard to believe it is almost June and the beginning of summer!  Thoughts of summer (that magical time in childhood that lasts forever – or so it seemed …

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5 Things I Learned From Breast Cancer

5 Things I Learned From Breast Cancer Published by MindBodyGreen

April 23, 2014

My latest article is up at MindBodyGreen !  This one is the nearest to my heart to date.  If anyone had told me 5 years ago when I was working …

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Lotus Flower

Let Your Spirit Shine One Day Yoga Retreat

March 26, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014  —  9:00 am – 5:00 pm   A one day retreat is an opportunity to be transported, awakened, and transformed. It is a precious period of time …

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How to get centered with yoga and breath

How To Get Centered Anytime, Anywhere In 7 Breaths

March 24, 2014

Do you ever feel a little out of control or stressed out? We all lead busy lives with many stressors each and every day. Take a moment to read my …

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Six Life Lessons Worth Remembering

January 30, 2014

Last Tuesday I spent 13 hours traveling 25 miles in an Atlanta snowstorm.  At the beginning, my journey veered between frustration and fear, but eventually it turned into yet another …

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Yoga as a Roadmap for Healing

January 17, 2014

I have lived through a lot in my life, including a bout with breast cancer. It seems the only road I ever took was the hard one. By the time …

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Day 2 In Sedona

Balancing the Body’s Stress Response with Yoga

July 31, 2013

We are becoming more and more overstressed as a society as the pressures of our modern life keep mounting. How can you reduce your stress and find serenity? You might want to give yoga a try. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines stretching exercises, controlled breathing, relaxation and meditation. And here’s the good news – there is a yoga class for almost everyone.

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