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Yoga & Other Musings

Ways to Create Self-Awareness

Last week I shared a bit about being aware and how our yoga practice on the mat helps us cultivate awareness - the ability to understand and recognize who you are at your core. (Didn't catch it?  Read it HERE) This week I want to share a few ways other than yoga that...

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Being Aware

I drive by the Rio Grande River four days a week. I usually don’t pay much attention to it one way, but on my way home, I always look out over the river. Now, I have to admit, the Rio Grande where I live in New Mexico isn’t quite what you might imagine. It is a...

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No Props? No Problem!

Don't want to read the text?  Skip to the VIDEO at the end of the blog. No one says you have to go out and purchase a lot of “stuff” to get started with your at home self-care and well being. You probably already have everything you need right at home. Take a look...

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Feeling Anxious? ME TOO!

Raise your hand if you have or are currently experiencing bouts or moments of feeling anxious? We can all probably raise our hands. Although unpleasant, anxiety, like stress, can help motivate you to get through something or get something done. However, anxiety can...

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Just PLAY!

Plato, the Greek philosopher said, “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” And Freidrich Froebel, father of modern kindergarten said, “Play is the purist, the most spiritual, product of man at this stage, and it is at...

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20 Seconds Is All It Takes

20 Seconds Is All It Takes To release oxytocin To lower blood pressure To deactivate the sympathetic nervous system To feel better Are you a hugger? If your answer is no, read on and you  might reconsider. If your answer is yes, read on to reinforce a good habit. I...

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Plastic, Plastic Everywhere!

US Sen. Tom Udall, D-NM, is one of four federal lawmakers sponsoring a bill to phase out single-use plastics. According to a press release from Udall's office, The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 would eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic products,...

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