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Beating the Winter Blues

At 38, for a third time I was once again diagnosed with abnormal cells on my cervix. My doctor’s first choice treatment was a repeat LEEP procedure. I was devastated at the idea of going through that procedure again with no confidence HPV would not come back soon after. I decided I wanted a second opinion.

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Are Wheat & Gluten Causing Your Symptoms?

Last week, I met a professional goal: I completed my studies to become a Certified Gluten Practitioner. And while I’m thrilled to have more information to share with clients, one stat just hit me in the gut (pun intended).    Six to seven out of 10 people have some...

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Making Space for Emotion

Ever feel like you’re moving at high speed through life, running to keep up with the endless demand of information, social commitments, family, work, text messages, emails? Everything we look at seems to have an extra ad, a personalized distraction to pull our focus...

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Nourishing Your Qi During the Winter Months

“When one stays in the darkness long enough, one begins to see.” -C.G. Jung Winter is a time of stillness and quietude, when nature’s energy has turned in during this most inward-looking of all the seasons. We call it the most Yin of the seasons.  Trees have...

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Calf Envy – A Lesson In Self-Love

Here's how a simple comment from a student taught me a lesson in self-love. Before yoga class this morning my students were talking about what they wanted to work on in class. Several of them had lower back issues. Another confided to me that she’s trying to gain...

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Clear Your Mind of Suffering

Abhyasa/practice and Vairagya/non-attachment (Sutra 1.12-1.16) The practice of yoga includes deep awareness of habit patterns (samskara). These habits of thinking, feeling, and reacting affect our capacity for joy. The unconscious habit patterns create filters over...

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Stress Relief and Better Sleep – 6 Tips

The American Institute of Stress estimates that 75 - 90 percent of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related problems. Many times this chronic stress leads to insomnia. Here are some tips to help you manage your stress and enjoy a better nights...

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