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Kelly McGonigal: Getting Good at Stress

With so much of the country facing the stress of natural disasters, we see communities coming together and neighbors helping neighbors. However, in the face of tragedy there is also the other side of humanity. Stress brings out both the best and the worst in all of us. For years, health professionals have been telling …Read More

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Reclaim your personal power through 6 body wisdom areas

If you’ve ever been stuck in your head (like me) with recurring thoughts racing around to create chronic anxiety, then you know that sometimes stopping to take 10 deep breaths just isn’t enough to calm the mind down. (Don’t get me wrong; it helps sometimes!) How can we align the mind and body, head and …Read More

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The Velveteen Rabbit on Being Real

What does it mean to be Real? to be seen? to belong? to connect? to be loved? to be Wholehearted? Here’s an inspiring passage from The Velveteen Rabbit, the 1992 children’s classic by Margery Williams. I recently came across the quote in Brene Brown’s book, Daring Greatly. The Skin Horse tells the Velveteen Rabbit what …Read More

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Millennials: Helping the next generation succeed

Are you a Millennial? Do you interact with the Millennial generation? Watch the Simon Sinek interview below to learn how to this generation can succeed. Millennials, also known as Generation Y or the Net Generation, were born between approximately 1982 to 2004. Every generation faces its own unique challenges. This generation has grown up with the …Read More

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Matthew Sanford: Transcending Trauma with Yoga

“Mind-body integration is more than a personal health strategy. It is a movement of consciousness that can change the world.” ― Matthew Sanford At 13 years old, Matthew Sanford was paralyzed from the chest down in an accident that killed his father and his sister. Trauma, he says, happens not just to an individual but to …Read More

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Huge success! My first solo performance

“May the legacy of love live on through all of you.” I am deeply grateful to the beautiful audience of 32 friends and “once upon a time” strangers that supported me in my first 90-minute solo performance yesterday (August 25, 2017). Ten years ago, I was a timid voice exploring public speaking through a local …Read More

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The four universal healing salves

In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence? Where we …Read More