Category: Inspiration

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The buddha said, “Don’t believe anything second hand.” And I couldn’t agree more. Don’t believe anything because its written in ink in an ancient book. Don’t believe anything because everyone knows it’s true. Don’t believe anything because of habit. Don’t believe anything arising in your own mind mistaking your imagination for truth. Don’t believe anything …

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just say No

When used mindfully and with compassion, No is a powerful instrument of integrity and a way to create healthy boundaries. It often takes a lot of courage to say. It is hard to receive. But setting limits ultimately sets us free. There will come a moment when you say, “No” without any justification or excuses …

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not for everyone

You are great. I don’t care what your thing is, I believe that you are great at something or maybe you’re great at a whole lot of things. But no matter how great you are at however many amazing, impressive or important things, no amount of expertise, experience, or passion will mean that everyone will like you. Let …

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The wisdom of bees

Spring has sprung in Tuscany and all is blooming, and I mean all. There is a rich floral fragrance in the air and the hills are full of color.. rich pink, purple, white, and yellow blossoms are everywhere. Even the exterior of my home is covered with wisteria and little yellow roses.  And, as you …

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off the mat

Today was one of those challenging days, and we all have them. Regardless of the amount of yoga we do or how much sitting or walking meditation we practice. Some days just aren’t easy, and that’s okay. What I’ve learned is that our practice and our spiritual path is not a linear one of progression, …

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ready or not…

I’ve been thinking about preparedness lately as it’s in my nature to organize and I happen to pride myself on always being prepared. I’m the girl who does her homework daily, turns in projects on time, arrives to appointments with a few minutes to spare, etc.. You know the type, typical Type A over achiever, …

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