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Calm your mind quickly

3 Steps to Calm your Mind Fast – it’s all in your hands! Most of us are so hyper-stimulated these days it’s hard to stop the compulsive thinking stirred up by the hectic pace of modern life. At times, over-thinking might simply create a minor distraction from what we should be doing, so it’s not […]

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What if we only ever had one problem?

“[…]tout le malheur des hommes vient d’une seule chose, qui est de ne pas savoir demeurer en repos dans une chambre.” “All of humanity’s misfortune comes from one thing: not knowing how to sit quietly in a room.” ~ Blaise Pascal How many problems do you feel you have at the moment? A Course in […]

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(Still) Learning to say “No”

I blinked and more than a month has gone by since my last message to you! It’s been busy a period of tying up loose ends and setting things up for the months ahead, and it’s now catching up with me. I don’t always choose well, alas, sometimes due to a vague and ill-defined guilt […]

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Full Moon full of promise

Every year, the Full Moon in May celebrates the life of the Buddha – his birth (2579 years ago), his enlightenment, and his passing. Known as Buddha Purnima (meaning “full moon of the Buddha”), today is a day to remember the gift of awareness and the deep understanding of the human mind that Siddharta Gautama […]

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The art of planning without expectation or attachment

Things rarely go the way we hope they will, yet we continue to operate day to day as if we know what is coming next. For most people, the word ‘planning’ probably conjures up some form or implicit or explicit to-do list along with an expectation that things will work out accordingly.  Alas, as the saying […]

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Is your life a pain in the neck?

At the beginning of my group hatha yoga classes, I ask my students how they are feeling and what they would like to do. Pretty much every time, most hands are drawn like magnets to their respective necks and shoulders, and relieving tension there is always at the top of the list of things to […]

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April Yoga Update

After decades of deepening a traditional yoga practice, it really seems like the time is right to shake things up a bit. Been. There. Done. That! Right?! Bring on the new and exciting – Inspiration is really psyched to present these hot new trends coming soon, all offered by instructors with at least a few […]

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A fresh start!

One of the highest teachings of all the great spiritual traditions inevitably also turns out to be one of the most difficult to implement. Non-attachment makes so much sense intellectually, but in practice we find ourselves twisted up in emotions and habits that make letting go of the past a pretty sticky affair. But exhale […]

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Transforming yourself to transform the world

Turning your dreams into reality is one of the major themes of Sunday, March 12th’s full moon, and I am definitely feeling excited by the positive feedback and interest in my webinar and new online course – a longtime dream of mine! You can watch the webinar replay at any time – it can be […]

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Practicing the wisdom of Metta

This is Metta. Metta loves unconditionally. She spreads joy to everyone she encounters and shows delight and enthusiasm for the little things in life. Back inside after collecting the post 60 seconds ago? How exciting! Another chance to show more love and affection. Gone for three hours? It’s a homecoming celebration! Metta forgives easily and […]

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