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Why is Meditation So Challenging

Much like my meditation practice, I was procrastinating and finding ways to distract myself from sitting down and writing this blog. It’s fascinating how wild the mind can be, rarely wanting to settle for a moment unless it has been trained to do so. Ironically, one of the greatest benefits of meditation, increased focus, can help… Read more »

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Finding Compassion

There were very few customers in the store, everything seemed pretty chill except for the man behind me. I could feel his impatience growing. I could hear audible gestures of agitation. The Starbucks barista was having a little difficulty with the register, and I was adding money to my account before ordering a couple of… Read more »

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The Day I Met Patricia Bragg Changed Everything

I haven’t told this story in a loooooong time. It took place about 12 years ago. We were in Santa Barbara, California. I am not certain how the rest of the team felt about the restaurant selection, but I for one was stoked! I had pinned it out pretty much on arrival into town when… Read more »

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The Yamas and Niyamas of Yoga

At the beginning of Patanjali’s eight-fold path of yoga lays the Yamas: the moral, ethical and societal guidelines for the practicing yogi. These guidelines are all expressed in the positive, and thus become emphatic descriptions of how a yogi behaves and relates to their world when truly immersed in the unitive sate of yoga. While… Read more »

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The Yoga of 12 Step Recovery

Fellow yogis, June here.  In addition to teaching Gentle Yoga on Monday mornings, I’m excited to bring this addiction/relapse prevention program to Breathe! Y12SR – The Yoga of 12 Step Recovery The characteristics and effects of addiction can be described as ‘separation’.  Addiction separates and disconnects us from ourselves, our loved ones, our environment and… Read more »

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Fulfill Up With Less

Fa la la la la, it’s that time of year. No not THAT time of year (yet). It’s the time of year when I pile as many things as possible onto my plate. If you are anything like me, then what you are agreeing to take on is hardly possible, and certainly not healthy, but… Read more »

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