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No Human Being Is Worthless

"I'm not afraid of dying.  Sometimes I'm more afraid of living." I am reading a book called "In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts" by Gabor Maté.  The quote above is from one of his clients.  It makes my mind race with words: Addiction.  Suicide.  Depression.  Self-harm.  We all suffer.  Perhaps some just hide it better then others.… Continue reading No Human Being Is Worthless

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Guilt, Let It Go.

I have heard that of all the emotions we feel, guilt has the lowest vibration. I am the queen of 'feeling guilty.'  It is something I have been aware of, and worked with stopping, for years; but yesterday was a challenge.  My son had the flu all weekend, and I managed to pick it up… Continue reading Guilt, Let It Go.

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Step Three: The Yoga Fad

The third step on our eight-fold path of yoga is asana.  I consider this the 'yoga fad' of the west.  Even though there are eight steps on this yogic path, as a culture we have got lost in this one step: the stretches. Now don't get me wrong- I am VERY glad we have this… Continue reading Step Three: The Yoga Fad

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The Many Faces Of Depression

Too many people suffer in silence. Too many people bury their feelings  under mountains of successes or failures. Too many people live fragmented lives, consciously or unconsciously. There are many faces of depression. When I was in college we had a guest speaker come in to tell us about her experience of living with depression.  She said the… Continue reading The Many Faces Of Depression

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The Edge

In my last post The Container I referred to 'the edge' that we come to in yoga.  The place where we are challenged, and often avoid in our yoga practice. The illusion of an 'edge' is that to be challenged in yoga we are doing postures advanced beyond our flexibility.  However, often we come to an… Continue reading The Edge

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The Container

When I did my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, our teachers shared a story with us that helped me break through a very emotional upheaval that hit me while laying in sivasana at the end of our class (I spent three days crying). Imagine that your body is a container, and settled on the bottom of… Continue reading The Container

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Overcoming Mental Health Stigma

I was recently asked to guest-blog for Black Box Warnings.  It is an inspiring blog with an eclectic group of writers.  All people who have faced some form of challenge with AD(H)D, mood disorders, medications or other life-altering experiences with mental health.  These people are my heroes: They are brave, courageous and fearlessly sharing with others what… Continue reading Overcoming Mental Health Stigma

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I Am A Child And Youth Worker

After owning and running my yoga studio for three years, I insanely decided to return to college to become a Child and Youth Worker- something I had always wanted to do. I have now graduated and am working part-time in the field of CYW, while restructuring my yoga business to integrate all these trades: yoga,… Continue reading I Am A Child And Youth Worker