Daily Uplifts: What Are Yours?

Daily uplifts are the bright spots in your day that make you smile, at least on the inside, and give your spirits a boost.  They have a positive, energizing effect on your mood and contribute to your overall wellbeing. The importance of daily uplifts is that they can help balance out the stress of hassles that occur in the course of daily life. Stress research has shown that a chronically...
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Getting Back on Track When Your Goals Get Derailed

You set a goal and have the intention to keep it. That means it matters to you. It is important for some reason. You may struggle with getting started or get started only to veer off track at some point. Most efforts at changing or reaching a goal involve three phases: 1) having a goal or intention, 2) deciding how to implement it, and 3) too often, falling off track and feeling a sense of...
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Training the Yoga Teacher Trainer

Want to expand your professional skills as a yoga teacher? This workshop series will prepare you to mentor other yoga teachers or create a yoga teacher training program. You will learn how to develop curriculum, write a syllabus, create manuals and a myriad of essential mentoring and training skills. For more information see your For Yoga Teachers page or call Kathleen at...
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Making Peace With Daily Hassles

Nature very smartly evolved our brains to have a “negativity” bias. This is because staying alive depends on being aware of threats in the environment. Your brain watches carefully for things that are “not good”, that might threaten your wellbeing or survival. Though we have evolved to a point where we are much safer than in pre-civilization times, the programming is still quietly present deep...
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Mindful Awareness: A Closer Look

For just a moment feel the quiet inner sensation of your next breath flowing in.  As you breathe out, feel the slight sensation of releasing, letting go in your shoulders, neck and face.  This attention to your present moment experience is mindful awareness. Mindfulness is a beautiful concept that when looked at more closely, reveals three hidden components essential to true mindful awareness: ~...
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