Love and Life Lessons From Yoga

In a yoga class a couple weeks ago, I rose into a crescent lunge and prepared to bend back, possibly far enough to peek at the wall behind me. “Sink into your hips, and build the pose,” my teacher instructed.  She explained how important it is to ground down in order to feel the energy rise up.  She stressed strength in the core as she told us to grow taller on the inhale and open our hearts as we exhaled.  (in yoga, as in life, “Inhale:  grow taller.  Exhale:  go deeper.)  “Don’t just jack your back,” she cautioned.  “You’ll hurt […]

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My 2013 Word Of Intention

In the middle of December, I began toying with the idea of choosing a Word Of Intention for 2013. I heard of this practice for the first time last year when Brene Brown chose the word “light” for 2012, and I thought it was rather interesting.

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Saturday’s Song: Be OK

Today’s song is a request from one of my earliest readers. I remember being in a hotel room in Connecticut when I received a comment on my blog from the author of It Never Rains In Seattle. Since then, I’ve followed his story through marriage and divorce. A few days ago, he suggested Ingrid Michaelson’s, Be OK for Saturday’s song. I’m happy to oblige.

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Saturday’s Song… Movin’ On

I was reminded of this song a few weeks ago while having dinner with an old friend. She’s at a crossroads in her life, considering a major move, and she quoted some of the lyrics to explain her feelings about the situation.

I always thought of I’m Movin’ On by Rascal Flatts as a sad song. The pace of it is slow and it’s full of reflection on a regretful past. Yet, it’s also about looking forward. Hope isn’t lost when you’re able to move on…

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