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Nothing will influence your happiness, relationships, energy, success, and overall life satisfaction more than your mindset. Your mindset is your operating system for your life. It influences every part of your day, including what you focus on and how you feel. Your mindset can make the difference between flourishing and suffering. 

One of my favorite quotes to live by is from Wayne Dyer: “When you change the way you see things, the things you see change.” 

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Karma: How Does it Affect Your Life?

You can choose and choose—and choose again. No matter what happens, you can choose to start over. No matter the circumstances, you can choose your response. My positive psychology teacher often said, “Choose... Read more
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You Are Enough: The Yoga of Self Acceptance

There’s something not being spoken about in the countless self-help books, lifestyle blogs, and gazillions of self-proclaimed “health” gurus. Underlying all these mediums is the message “You could be better,... Read more
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Steady as She Goes: Practicing Forbearance and Steadfastness in Yoga

Take a seat. Do your best to make the seat as comfortable as possible. Now, notice that no matter how comfortable the seat is, at some point you will incline to get up from that seat. Some urge will strike you... Read more

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Liberate Yourself: 8 Key Lessons for Living a Simple Life

For the last dozen years, I’ve been living a (relatively) simple life. At times, the complexity of my life grows, and I renew my commitment to living simply. Living a simple life is about paring back so that... Read more
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Plans Change: Can You Change Along with Them?

Yesterday I was excited about all the things I was going to get done. I had a lot of plans and commitments scheduled for work. So, I woke up early, ready for a super productive day. I made Jack’s lunch and... Read more
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Tame Your Mind: How to Be Mindful All the Time

I often get asked about how to remember to be mindful more of the time. How can we remember not only to be present more but to be compassionate, to drop into our bodies when we’re feeling difficult emotions,... Read more

Yoga Focus and the Wandering Mind

What does it mean to be in a state of yoga? With so much attention given to yoga’s postures, it’s easy to lose sight that yoga is ultimately about the quality and action of our focus, rather than our ability... Read more
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Sympathetic vs. Parasympathetic Response: Balance Your “Body Budget”

I went skiing over the winter break and since I don’t do it very often or very well, every day on the slopes took a lot of effort. I could feel my body mobilizing its resources before every run: my heart rate... Read more

The Vagus Nerve in the Light of Yoga Philosophy - Polyvagal Theory and the 3 Gunas

Polyvagal Theory (PVT) has gained considerable attention among health professionals since a book of the same name was published in 2011 (1). Based on brain science, the theory describes how information... Read more
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The Yoga of Embodied Presence: Coming Home to the Body in a Stressed-Out World

As I wrap my attention around the breath moving in and moving out, I’m here right now. So simple to feel my abdomen rise on the inhalation and descend on the exhalation. So fresh to sense the coolness of in-... Read more