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I look forward to sharing ideas, yoga flows, meditations, poetry, and general (sometimes off the wall) life commentary with you on this page. Welcome.
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Emails I Will No Longer Open
…and articles I will no longer read.

Most anyone who knows me even slightly knows that I am an almost off-the-wall proponent of holistic living. One of the things that gives me extreme joy is offering a client, student or friend a natural suggestion for any imbalance they may be experiencing. This could be a yoga pose, an acupressure point, a meditation, breathwork, an essential oil, sound healing or a supplement, and most often a combination of these.

If it happens to be an area where I am not fully educated, I can lose myself in hours of research, checking in with other holistic practitioners to garner advice.
balance invites joy.

Balance invites Joy.
What I must remind myself is that all of life is about balance. Recently I found that I was tipping the scales regarding 'allowing' myself the occasional cookie (oh oh - sugar!!) or the occasional glass of wine. (And then, only organic! All those toxins in the 'big brands') and other minor indulgences. What became crystal clear is another thing that I teach: INTENTION. Whether I am eating the healthiest food or practicing the most harmonizing yoga, if my mind is 'out of balance' (fear, worry, frustration, impatience, and so on) the effects of the 'healthy' practice will be drastically reduced.

This ALSO goes for having that occasional cookie or glass of wine or whatever brings a smile to your face and belly. We are not here to live a life of deprivation. So IF that treat is bringing me joy, bless it and indulge (without guilt.)

And now on to the REAL reason for this article. Some well-known practitioners of holistic medicine and alternative therapies have taken to titling their emails with subject lines such as, "EAT THIS AND DIE OF LIVER CANCER" or "93% OF PEOPLE ARE AT RISK OF THIS AND DON'T EVEN KNOW IT" etc etc. Up until now PART of me would think, "Oh my, I had better read THIS so I can be self-aware AND share it with my clients and yoga students." But no more. This is fear-mongering, even if well-intentioned.

So yes, I still believe in eating organic whenever possible. I still practice yoga at least once a day. I meditate and write in a gratitude journal daily. I take a variety of supplements and believe in acupressure, sound therapy and high grade essential oils.

But I ALSO believe in having fun. Laughter, time in nature, socializing, and LOTS of time with my beautiful pets (who REALLY know the secrets to a happy, balanced life - just ask them.) And any way I can help eradicate fear and worry, THAT will be the thing I share most gratifyingly with anyone who will listen.

And now I am going to go get a cookie.


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