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Retreat in Sedona

5 Ways A Yoga Retreat In Sedona Helped Me Recharge My Life

November 1, 2017

After life events early in 2017 left me physically and mentally exhausted, I knew it was time to unlock myself from survivor mode. I finally registered for  “Awakening Hope ~ Yoga, Hiking, & Healing Retreat” in Sedona, Arizona, led by my friend and yoga instructor, Hope Knosher. The yoga & hiking retreat in Sedona helped me recharge …

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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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What If How You Do Yoga Is How You Do Life? 6 Questions To Consider

September 2, 2017

A yoga teacher once said to me, “how you do yoga is how you do life.” That statement has stuck with me ever since. Yoga is a microcosm of the macrocosm of our lives, and a yoga practice is filled with wisdom for those who will hear. Once you hear and bring into consciousness your …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 do that? Love and Light, Hope

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Healthier Bittersweet Chocolate Cake with Berries

Healthier Bittersweet Chocolate Cake with Berries

January 7, 2015

This cake is a great alternative to the super sweet versions.  With reduced sugar, but great chocolate taste it is a winner paired with juicy berries of your choosing and maybe even a dollop of real whipped cream on top.  Enjoy! Ingredients Cake Nonstick cooking spray ¾ cup sugar ½ cup water 1 tablespoon instant …

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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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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 whisper: This year, it’s going to be different. Sometimes our goals are ones we’ve set before, and sometimes they are fresh and new, but they all have …

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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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Beach Yoga ~ 4 Yoga Tips for the Beach-Bound

June 6, 2014

If you have planned a beach trip for the summer, you have probably looked at websites and brochures that feature a photo of a person on the beach, gracefully settled into Warrior II and silhouetted against a blazing orange sunset. And you thought to yourself, “Ooh! That looks so relaxing and fun. I want to …

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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 back then) bring up memories of sleeping in, watching lightning bugs dance around in the night, riding my beloved horse Betsy and spending time with …

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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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