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Second Location

One of the most significant changes that came with parenthood was the demise of my ability to travel to a “second location”.  I had attended college in a neighborhood that was not safe (understatement) and have always been an urban dweller and I regularly attended public …

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I Am The Door

Here are two common scenarios for me: Scenario One: A Friend or Client is Stuck This happens to me a lot and I guess it is an “occupational hazard” of sorts, but people come to tell me their stories when they feel stuck.  Many of my …

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Say What You Mean

There is a short essay by Brian Doyle in the March 2016 issue of The Sun literary magazine titled, “The Way We Do Not Say What We Mean When We Say What We Say” (page 23) that suggests that, “Perhaps languages invent themselves and then have …

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Pounding On An Open Door

“How long will you keep pounding on an open door, begging someone to answer?”  ~Rabia As soon as I read this quote, I knew it was a question I needed to deeply consider.  It was illuminating to read this because I immediately visualized myself pounding furiously …

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Everything Changes

[I said to Suzuki Roshi,] “I could listen to you for a thousand years and still not get it.  Could you just please put it in a nutshell?  Can you reduce Buddhism to one phrase?”…He was not a man you could pin down, and he didn’t …

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Pure Brightness

Today, April 7, 2016 is the Festival of Pure Brightness (Qingming, or Tomb Sweeping Day) in China.  It is a three-day festival that is as much about honoring ancestors as it is a way for people to have time to go outside and enjoy the new …

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Insight Sessions

An insight session supports you in setting aside time in your life to make important decisions and create clarity around your priorities.  During insight sessions, we will address a singular concern, decision you are trying to make, problematic relationship, or goal and using relaxation, visualization, somatic feedback and energy work. …

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Power Feng Shui

You’ve certainly heard of power yoga….right?  Well, this nine-day challenge is power feng shui! I would like to invite you to an extreme feng shui challenge: For nine-days, on each day, throw out/donate/sell 27-objects. Yes, I’m serious.  And, honestly, it isn’t going to be THAT difficult. …

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Make Room

In October of this year, we discovered that my nine-year old son Nick has significant issues with impacted teeth and a lack of space that is going to require two-phases of comprehensive orthodontic care and surgeries.  The first phase of orthodontic care, the one where we …

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What is a Health Coach Session?

Recently, my sister suggested to me that I start a website called “NotaDoctor.com” and offer intuitive medical counseling to clients.  You see, I’m not a doctor.  I’m not a doctor by any definition.  But, after 20-years of facilitating yoga and movement therapies, studying anatomy and reading …

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Practice Notes: Rainbow Body

Each week, I teach a mindful yoga class on Tuesday nights at Mookshi Wellness Center.  Recently, I have adapted a new preparation technique for teaching my classes and find the foundation theme for my class through daily prayer and meditation.  I have always been guided to …

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A Precious Human Life

Everyday, think as you wake up, Today I am fortunate to have woken up.  I am alive, I have a precious human life.  I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all of my energies to develop myself, To expand my heart …

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