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7 Ways to Practice Mindfulness & Yoga in a Strawberry Patch

By |2018-12-02T21:23:56+00:00June 15th, 2018|Blog, Mindfulness, Wellness, Yoga, Yoga for Home Practice|

Think you can’t practice mindfulness and yoga everywhere? This week, I tried it in a strawberry patch WITH KIDS. Regardless of their age, anything with kids ups the challenge. The trick to any distraction is NOTICING you NOTICE it, and not reacting to it. Driving: Ease into your surroundings. Shut off the car radio, open [...]

Beating Cancer with Friendship: CCChampions

By |2018-12-02T21:23:58+00:00March 19th, 2017|Blog, Health, Inspiration Quotes, Wellness|

In September 2016, my Soulful Flow Yoga Saturday class made a priority to donate class proceeds to different charities. In February 2017, we began our fundraising relationship with CCChampions. In October 2016, I met representatives of CCChampions at a mindfulness workshop in Pittsburgh. “We work with children who are diagnosed with cancer at UPMC,” explained founder [...]

Functional Medicine: 8 Reasons to Try It

By |2018-12-02T21:23:59+00:00May 12th, 2016|Blog, Health, Wellness|

You've spent a fortune visiting an army of doctors and have undergone numerous tests. Results are either inconclusive or negative. Despite this, you still feel sick and emotionally spent. You wonder if you are crazy, or are destined to remain a medical Super-Utilizer.  That was my story until a caring friend, who happened to be a [...]

5 Mistakes New Yoga Students Make

By |2018-12-02T21:24:00+00:00April 11th, 2016|Blog, Health, Wellness, Yoga|

I've been taking courses from Mindful Schools to add a different perspective to my professional and personal life. Because of this program, I've been doing a lot of self-reflection. After seeing a lot of "doozies" in a recent class I attended, I wish I'd learned about the common mistakes we make as yoga students "new to the [...]

Mindfulness as I See it

By |2018-12-02T21:24:01+00:00September 9th, 2015|Blog, Health, Relationships, Wellness, Yoga, Yoga for Home Practice|

Mindfulness is... ... The stillness in my house and the trills of songbirds I hear every morning. Breathing deeply in and out. Finding my center before I rise. ... Savoring every bite of my meal. Eating slowly, mindfully. Noticing the food's texture and subtle flavors. Focusing all of my attention on the moment without distraction. ... [...]

Back to School Recipes Meet Mindfulness

By |2018-12-02T21:24:01+00:00August 27th, 2015|Blog, Health, Recipes, Wellness|

It's now Week #5 of our kitchen renovation, which has turned our back porch table into a prep/dining/cleaning space. Armed with a mini convection oven, Vitamix, crock pot, hot plate, electric kettle and a faucet, we've been trying to find simple recipes we can make with as few pots and pans as possible. Some meals [...]

7 Ways to Be Your Valentine

By |2018-12-02T21:24:02+00:00February 14th, 2015|Blog, Inspiration Quotes, Relationships, Wellness|

The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself. ― Mark Twain We're just recovering from the 6-week holiday blitz that begins every Thanksgiving. For those who are lonely during the holidays, Valentine's Day can be another painful reminder of broken relationships or loneliness. As Mark Twain and other wise sages have said, loneliness [...]

Kicking the Birthday Blues

By |2018-12-02T21:24:02+00:00February 9th, 2015|Blog, Relationships, Wellness|

This Capricorn recently marked another birthday. Being human, we celebrate and yet complain about the different aspects of our birthdays. As children, we earn for the cake, the candles and gifts. Let's be honest... as kids, we love feeling special for a day. And yet... We also have that dissatisfied side, which finds some type [...]

Wings, Beer… and Eating Disorders

By |2018-12-02T21:24:02+00:00January 29th, 2015|Blog, Relationships, Wellness|

My friend Carole wanted to share the entire “American Experience” with a friend visiting from France. That included a jaunt to the local sports bar, something hubby and I hadn’t done since the girls were born. “I want her to try wings and beer, a completely American thing. Besides, we can also celebrate the birthdays [...]

Happy New Year – A Beautiful Some Kind of Day

By |2018-12-02T21:24:03+00:00January 2nd, 2015|Blog, Relationships, Wellness|

Happy Holidays! Since starting this blog in 2013, I can see the significant positive changes that continue to bubble up in my life. Life is good! We are all on a continuous journey, and we sometimes need the down time from the holidays to really appreciate what we have. Far too often,we reflect on the madness of [...]