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On Sabbatical

(Reprinted from The Joy Center blog, third in a series of Letting Go.) Back last Autumn, my first yoga teacher and I had a wonderful discussion about teaching, the¬†ins & outs of it, the self-care needed, etc. At that time, she explained why she needed to take 2-6 weeks for… Read On

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Things I’ve Learned From Self-Employment: Part 1

As my dear friend & author Peter Darling celebrates his 10th year at Microsoft, I teeter on the brink of completing my 2nd full month of self-employment. What a short, strange trip it’s been… Self-care I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: self-care is the cornerstone to my… Read On

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My New Life: Yoga Instructor

It’s taken 6 weeks to write this post. My nerves were high, my fear great. Somehow, I thought the friends & family who knew me from the corporate world, would think less of me when I told them about my new life. Somehow, I felt judgement before the judgement was… Read On

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Haiku Reflections on The Master Cleanse

My dear pal Chelsea Griffie¬†taught me a fun way to capture succinctly the adventure of an outdoor trip – write haiku! Haiku is a poetry format in three lines, with the syllables in 5-7-5 format. You can find these & many more haiku on Twitter. This time it’s about my… Read On

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It’s a New Year Every Day

Yesterday was a really tough day. Somehow whatever remaining expectations I was clutching to, especially around getting a job, slapped me in the face, and I cried from the sting. Things simply weren’t going my way, and I’d had enough. I thought I was taking all the right steps, putting… Read On

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The Clown’s Come Back

Many years ago, while attending a graduate program for psychology, I attended a one-day workshop on the psychology of clowns. The leader had a new clown nose for each person. One by one, each participant walked to the front of the room, and after turning their back to the group,… Read On

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A Coastal Rain

Yesterday, I went on a 6 mile run along the beach. It rained the entire time, no one was out on the sidewalks, and the beach was empty except for ornery seagulls and seaweed shrapnel.   It was the first time in a while, where my shoulders relaxed, my breath… Read On

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