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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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Northside Woman’s Magazine Cover Feature – How Yoga Helped Me Heal After Breast Cancer

October 3, 2017

I am excited and humbled to share my latest news with you. You may know that my journey into yoga began after a breast cancer diagnosis and the death of my mother rocked my world. I came to yoga after my doctor recommended that I give it a try.  My practice has been and continues to …

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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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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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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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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 create a new way of being, to make a new connection, or to see things in a different way.  To go deeper into the present …

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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 the Perimeter for 2014!  The “2014 Best of Atlanta” issue of Atlanta Magazine will be out this week and the listing will also be on their website.  Yoga …

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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 from those around you. Number 1 was my “go-to” before I ever got on the mat.  Please take a moment to read and share! Did …

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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 through a diagnosis of breast cancer as well as many other life lesson that I would one day be writing I would have laughed hysterically. …

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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 I made it to a yoga class, I was spent. I finally went to see if I could get some real sleep, something that had …

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Yoga Wheel Pose

Why I Love Wheel Pose – Published by MindBodyGreen

October 23, 2013

I am a huge fan of Mind Body Green, and I am excited for the opportunity to be a contributor to this body of health and wellness information. Teaching yoga is a heartfelt calling for me as it has changed my life in so many positive ways. It is my sincere desire to be a …

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