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Hope doing Eagle Pose

Becoming Perfectly Imperfect Through Yoga

August 23, 2017

It is so easy to get caught up in outward appearances.  I recently watched the popular yogi Kathryn Budig work her way with ease through an advanced yoga sequence. It made me regret that I had not started practicing yoga earlier in my life, and I wondered what I could have been able to do …

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How To Tap Into The Power Of The Heart

August 15, 2017

When your heart is open, you can feel your emotional flow of energy.  You might even “feel the flow” of others around you. With an open heart, you can feel love, joy, and compassion, and you can feel more in tune with life. When your heart is closed, you experience feelings of anger, frustration and …

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Path - Yoga Studio Johns Creek

Where Is Your Path? (And How Yoga Can Help You Find It)

July 17, 2017

I was teaching a yoga class the other day, and the topic was embodiment. We talked about the foundational components of a yogic lifestyle, the eight limbs of yoga and about finding our path.

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Hope Knosher AC Inner Wellness Article--5

Reconnecting With Myself

April 25, 2017

I am so excited to be a founding contributor for a new transformative on-line wellness space and sisterhood called Noteworthy by Aura Cacia Aromatherapy; which also happens to be one of my favorite brands! I am passionate about helping others find their best self and live their best life. Noteworthy is a perfect opportunity to …

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Yoga For Beginners ~ 10 Great Yoga Poses For Anyone New To Yoga

February 13, 2017

If you have been thinking about beginning a yoga practice but feel uncomfortable going to a group class or don’t know where to start with a home practice, this yoga for beginners blog is for you!

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Conquer Anxiety Ansd Feelings Of Unease - Yoga Studio - Johns Creek

Conquer Anxiety And Feelings Of Unease

January 22, 2017

We all have times in our lives when we need to conquer anxiety and feelings of unease.  For me, it has been a tough couple of months, and I have been out of touch. Hiding. Resting. Renewing. Re-charting. We all need time to come home and to recommit to our mission and ourselves. To get …

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Cancer Survivor - Johns Creek Yoga Studio

How Being A Cancer Survivor Is Still Teaching Me To Embrace Every Day

December 26, 2016

I knew I needed to make an appointment with my gynecologist; that shouldn’t wait when you are a cancer survivor. Nevertheless, it had; and the year was ending. With a high yearly healthcare deductible met, I needed to squeeze my appointment in before the end of the year. That way, (I thought) it would be …

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Flourless Dark Chocolate Espresso Fudge Cake

November 12, 2016

Always in search of the “perfect” flourless chocolate espresso anything I made this for election night.  Sometimes the best remedy for stress is a little bit of chocolate! We thought this turned out well.   Really moist and with just the right amount of sweetness to be topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with strawberries. …

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One Dish Dinner – Sweet Potato, Broccoli, & Chicken

October 18, 2016

Are you ready for a one dish dinner that is quick and easy but feeds the soul?  This one dish dinner will not leave you wanting.  This is as “fall” as it gets with lots of herbs, healthy ingredients, and only 35 minutes from start to table.  It is definitely a keeper at our house …

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Gratitude

The Benefits Of Yoga: 5 Important Facts You Need To Know

October 11, 2016

According to a recent “Yoga in America” study conducted by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance, the number of people experiencing the benefits of yoga has increased by 57 percent to over 36 million If a yoga practice isn’t on your current calendar or to-do-list, you are missing out on one of the most wonderful and …

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Grace Under Fire #miracleformike

September 14, 2016

Sometimes, the fear of saying the wrong thing squelches us into silence. This may never be more true than when it comes to a cancer diagnosis.  Sometimes, it’s easier not to write for the fear of not putting your words correctly to paper. However, in this moment, I choose to overcome these fears and share …

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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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4 Ways To Uncover And Connect With Your Authentic Self

August 2, 2016

For many years I lived outside of my body, denying that there was an inside. Staying busy every second with the inconsequential stuff one can come up with to keep the focus outside. I didn’t realize that my body was a multilayered canvas, as I stayed unconnected to my thoughts, instincts, and desires. Our body …

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Hiking Break - Yoga in Sedona Arizona

A Yoga Sequence To Find Inner Strength, Stat

July 26, 2016

My latest is up at mindbodygreen!  I recently had the opportunity to visit Sedona, Arizona where I was able to practice yoga every day and capture this yoga sequence geared toward grounding and exploring your inner warrior. Sometimes life can get overwhelming and we feel as though we have lost our ability to focus, connect, …

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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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How To Handle The Holidays After The Loss Of A Loved One

December 28, 2015

I have been deeply touched by so many that I know that are dealing with loss this holiday season. Most of what I write comes as inspiration and is most always based on my own journey. This piece published at MindBodyGreen is near and dear and it is my hope that it will lift others …

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5 Ways I Overcame An Infertility Diagnosis

November 14, 2015

Infertility is a sensitive topic and my heart goes out to anyone who has struggled with this issue.  I remember the depth of pain in hearing someone tell me that it just wasn’t going to happen.  I remember the heart breaking ups and downs that went along with the journey.   Our stories may all …

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3 Breathing Practices That Bring Balance, Calm, and Focus to Body and Mind, Part 3

July 24, 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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