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How to Live a Life You Don’t Need a Vacation From

You know the saying, “live a life you don’t need a vacation from”? Although I understood it, it never seemed attainable to me. I always thought to myself, “when I get the dream job” or “after the kids are older” or “if I just could ….”. That is, until this past year. I went on a 7 day Caribbean cruise with my family and noticed a dramatic difference. I noticed a major shift […]

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What is Yoga?

What is Yoga? The word “Yoga” comes from the sanskirt word, “yuj”, which means to blend or bind. Thus why, Yoga is the art of blending movement with the breath and mind through various yoga postures (called asanas), breathing techniques (called pranayama), and meditation (dhyaan). Who is Yoga good for? Yoga is good for ANYONE. That’s right, anyone. You don’t have to be able to twist yourself into a ball […]

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Paying attention to signs

Signs and synchronicities. They are all around us. We often go through life ignoring them. Once you start to paying attention to the synchronicities, it’s astounding how many there are, just waiting for our attention. What are the significance of synchronicities? When I have a synchronicity happen in my life, I interpret it as a God wink. These signs serve as validation I am on the right path at that […]

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25 Must Read Quotes on Mindfulness

“The real meditation is how you live your life.” John Kabat-Zinn, B. 1944 American Professor and Founder of Mindful Based Stressed Reduction ” In meditation it is possible to dive deeper into the mind to a place where there is no disturbance and there is absolute solitude. It is at this point of profound stillness that the sound of the mind can be heard.” A.E. I Falconar, B. 1926, Indian-born […]

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Relaxing into Your Emotions

The other day, my son and I ventured on the scrambler at Kings Island. It was his first time and I could tell he was a bit apprehensive. He’s not much of a coaster rider. As soon as the ride started, I could see the tension build in his body. He was gripping the bar with all his might and really “fighting” the feeling from the coaster. When I noticed […]

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Words And Thoughts Have Energy

Energy is all around us. Atoms, which are the smallest unit of matter, are energy and the building blocks of the chair you sit on, the computer your looking at, and the air you breath. Did you, however, that both words and thoughts have energy as well? These words and thoughts can have an impact on both our emotional and physical well-being. We’ve all had thoughts like “I’m not good enough”, “I’m not pretty enough”, […]

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Just Because You Can’t See The Path You’re On, Doesn’t Mean You’re On The Wrong One

  I think back to when I started running and would have never have guessed where I would be with it now. The thought of running a marathon used to scare me to death.  If someone would have sat me down in 1998 and given me the training for the next 15 years, I would have thrown it back. Yet, to date, I have ran 5 marathons and countless 1/2 marathons, 10Ks, and 5Ks. Sometimes, its […]

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