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What my grieving process has taught me about death

 I had so many memories with my dad. More than I can count. So much about the way I live my life right now is because of him. If you're familiar with my blog series, The song on my mind, or a part of my newsletter family, you've already…
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Yoga Songs: Playlist

Finally it's here! Lots have been asking me about making my favorite music accessible in two seconds, so here you go. My ongoing yoga playlist that you can listen to or download instantly. Will continue to add my favorite songs that inspire…
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Uplifting Song for Yoga Playlist: Heavenly day, by Patty Griffin

Talk about an uplifting song to do yoga to. Whenever I’m in a sad mood, I put this song on and it turns me around in a second. When I’m in a good, mood, I’m suddenly over the top. Must be the combination of the words, the voice, and…
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Song for Mourning a Loss: I'll be seeing you, by Frank Sinatra

My dad passed away at 7:45am on December 9th, 2013. He was a kind, gentle, generous soul who spread his love to everyone he knew, especially his family. Every time my sister's and I walked in the room, he'd light up. I've honestly never…
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How do you see the world? Here's what I've learned

 How do you see the world? I have found that the less I attach to things being a certain way, the happier I am. "A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world." John Le Carre Stop acting so serious! Seriously. One thing…
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Uplifting Song for Yoga Playlist: Ol' 55 by Sarah McLachlan

I first heard this song in 1997 in a college dorm room. I remember thinking, wow, this is the perfect feel-good song. Written in the 70s by Tom Waits, my favorite rendition is from Sarah McGlachlan's 1994 Freedom Sessions album. My favorite…
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Here's looking at you, kid: A lesson in love & trust

Watch this short scene from Casablanca. Oh classic movies! Complex situations handled with courage and grace. If only real life were this way. People saying what they mean, and meaning what they say. Let's translate this clip to real-world…
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Soothing Song for Yoga Playlist: Show the way, by David Wilcox

Shshshshsh: Shavasana lullabies addition Soothing chicken soup for the ears I tell you. I seriously think this man’s voice is straight from God. If you have never heard David Wilcox before, please check him out.  A perfect example of…
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How does yoga set you free?

 Articles about yoga have now begun to clog the social media airways all with a common theme "here's what yoga does for me," oh and here's another picture of an arm balance, except this time it's on top of a fire hydrant. 

 Yes, yoga is everywhere, but for good reason.

 

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Happy Song for Yoga Playlist: All good, by Girish

Repeat & Rejoice  "I am exactly where I'm supposed to be." I first heard this song during the sweltering summer weeks of yoga teacher training. It was one of those points in the training process where you find yourself crying for…
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Healthy lessons from a Game of Thrones

...Does it go beyond Sansa's "fast metabolism"? Yes my friends, Nutritious yogi has traveled way back to medieval times to learn a bit about George R. Martin's epic fantasy-based series, "A Game of Thrones". If you have not seen the show,…
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The season of listening: What are you yearning for?

Ever been knocked over by a huge ocean wave? It turns you upside down, and you get lost in a pool of dense salt water for about 3-4 seconds, only it feels like a lifetime? That was what 2010-2012 was like for me. Living with a numb feeling that’s so difficult to describe to someone on the outside.  A chronological string of bad decisions, all because I was in search of a different feeling, a different way of being.