Mind, Body and Spirit

Yoga Means Unity

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT


“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”                           ~ Dalai Lama On Friday, November 2nd of this year, a man entered a yoga studio in Tallahassee just before class was to begin. Assumed to be a student, he didn’t raise suspicion, but rather […]

Just Sit There

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT


“In an age of constant movement, nothing is more important than sitting still.”                                         ~ Pico Iyer Thanksgiving 2018 is behind us already. Autumn swooped in on a caravan of vehicle transporters around the end of September. About that same time, […]

Beige

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT


“Beige is atmosphere. It’s bisque, it’s ivory, it’s cream, it’s stone. It’s toast, it’s cappuccino. It’s well, it’s magic.” ~ Albert Hadley Years ago, when I was still living in Iowa, I attended a conference for Educators at the State Capital. The meetings were held in late November, after the chill of winter had settled over the Midwest, creating a […]

Days Like This

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT


“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”     ~ Author Unknown I recently made the decision to fly to the Midwest on a last-minute whim. If everything fell into place, I […]

Judgment of Ourselves and Others

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT


“Someone else’s opinion of me is none of my business.” ~ Rachel Hollis I’m reading a book called, “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis. Ms. Hollis is a 35-year-old author, entrepreneur, wife and mother of four. Her story is interesting and her ambitions are bold and I’m sure the book is geared more toward a demographic of women younger […]

An Old Dog Teaches New Tricks

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT


“We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare, and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.” ~ M. Acklam It was the coughing that initiated the worry. Not my coughing, but my aging cock-a-poo, Mocha. She’d cough in the night or after a nap. […]

The Yoga Aha Moment

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT


“… a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension.” ~ The Merriam-Webster  Dictionary definition of an Aha Moment When my husband and I still lived in Iowa, in the town we had both occupied since birth, my husband would sometimes call me from the business we owned. He’d be speaking in a rush, with a “need-to-know-now” intensity in […]

Yoga Timeout

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT


“Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. We need hours of aimless wandering or spates of time sitting on park benches, observing ants and the canopy of treetops.”                              ~ Maya Angelou On more than one occasion, in the […]

Body and Breath

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT

“Yoga is the dance of every cell with the music of every breath that creates inner serenity and harmony.”  ~Debasish Mridha In the past few weeks, I’ve introduced you to the first two of the Eight Limbs of Yoga. The Yamas and Niyamas are ethical guidelines for living in harmony with all inhabitants of the earth. Things like truthfulness and […]

Personal Observances

MIND, BODY And Spirit


“Continuous effort- not strength or intelligence- is the key to unlocking our potential.”                       ~ Winston Churchill The Ancient sage, Patanjali, created a guideline for living that is the basis of yogic tradition. His Eight Limbs of Yoga are still considered to be the very foundation on which contemporary yoga […]


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