Where I’m From

I am from a two-foot stack of vinyl 45s, From Pall Mall and Salem cigarettes. I am from one transient space after another; small, music-filled, and oozing with possibility. I am from dandelion seeds, scattered by dreams whispered from lips on a summer’s day. I'm from Elvis Presley singalongs during Saturday house cleanings and proud …

Who am I?

I am not my hair I am not this skin I am the soul that lives within~ India.Arie This morning I caught a TEDxTalk "The art of being yourself," and winced as Caroline McHugh said: “You’re not your thoughts, because you think them, you can’t be your feelings because otherwise who is the ‘you’ that …

Family Karma

(Written June 17, 2018) In today’s class, I talked about using yoga to help release ourselves from the emotional cords that exist in family karmas. Since it was Father’s Day I was prompted by the words I wrote shortly after my dad passed away. What many didn’t know is that until about two weeks before …

A New Way to Resolve in the New Year

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The new year is brimming with new beginnings, new commitments, and new resolve. An estimated 45% of Americans make resolutions at the start of the year. According to one study by the University of Scranton, those who make a resolve are 10 times more likely to meet their goal than someone who does not. However that same study also shows that only 8% of those who set their resolve actually succeed.

If stating a commitment increases the likelihood of following through, what is that keeps 92% of those who do from achieving the goal? The problem is likely the resolution itself. Typical resolutions stem from a place of negativity, rooted in the belief that the person making it is not good enough and needs to change and improve.

In yoga there is an alternative approach: the practice of sankalpa, a resolve or vow that stems from your heart’s desire. A sankalpa…

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