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Early Summer Greetings and Wonderings

There is a phrase that has been in my mind constantly for the last three months. This is happening. It comes up when I pump …

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Emotional Health

On Being Late: Confronting Tardiness

I was late again this morning. I am starting to believe that of all of my flaws tardiness is the greatest. Not only is being …

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The Sensations of Exercise

As a yoga teacher one of the lessons I teach over and over and over is how useless and detrimental pain is during exercise. According …

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Emotional Health

Necessary Roughness: Why Being Tough Pays Off

This weekend after my morning cup of tea I headed into the yard to tackle a little perennial garden that I inherited from the previous …

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Body Awareness

Priorities: First Post Back After Honoring Rest

One of the hardest aspects of being a teacher is following my own advice. If I can’t walk the walk, what right do I have …

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Life Choices

Advocating For Yourself: Be Your Best Care Provider

One of my patients came in recently after dental surgery and reported everything had gone very well. She was incredibly mindful of the entire experience …

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Body Awareness

Releasing The Past To Make Room For The Future

This morning I finally took the time to go out and clean up our garden for winter. We are not overly meticulous gardeners and the …

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Emotional Health

Advice: Why We Take It And Why We Don’t

In the last few weeks I’ve received quite a bit of positive feedback about my latest blog posts. The fall is a hard season and …

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Emotional Health

Self-Appreciation In The Middle Of Change

Last week I wrote a post about Dread. It wasn’t too uplifting, but it was real. You know by now that I’m determined to be …

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Body Awareness

What Dread Can Teach Us

I love my job. Six mornings a week I wake up without setting an alarm. I don’t have a boss and I set my own …

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Body Awareness

Surrender: Integrating Yoga Into Competitive Athletics (Guest Post)

This is a guest post from a long time yoga student, Kristen Elechko. She shares inspiration from local spots in Northampton and her yoga practice …

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Life Choices

Gratitude At The Moment of Arrival

When we moved to Northampton in 2007 I had two months of yoga teaching under my belt. I knew a handful of people in the …

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Life Choices

Tomatillos: Lessons in Emergence

Every year I’ve lived in the Pioneer Valley, I’ve had a Community Supported Agriculture Farm Share. Over the years I’ve learned the differences in types …

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