Can Your High Energy Fail You?

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Often, we think of energy as scaled from low (depleted, sedate, stuck) to high (activated, plentiful, and mobilizing).  Consider, however, that there might be another view to overlay: Energy Type. Catabolic energy is agitated, mentally limiting, and resistant.  In this space, we release cortisol and adrenaline which obviously can help us.  If the building is […]

Battle Cry Or Wake Up Call?

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Between the 24-7 news circuit and a tantrum-prone President who verbally drills 100 1-foot wells daily, it’s never been more important to distill to fact.  It’s entertaining to dialog about the partisan political climate that has rendered Washington ineffective on its best day, cringe about the latest lashing tweet from the most powerful leader in […]

Slough off the Should

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So often, we are asked “how many times a week should I practice?” These SHOULD questions are always looking for what’s RIGHT and for some reason, that little SH**** word gives rise to guilt and self-admonishment when we miss the mark of RIGHT. Here’s how I think about it…. What are your practices of self […]

Feel The Flow

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I hiked a trail that paralleled a stream today.  There’s something magical about watching moving water; the perfect balance of forward energy and effortless being.  The water doesn’t “try” to flow, push through fatigue, or make a plan to veer left at the large rock blocking its path.  It just does what it does because […]

Social Justice

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This morning, I attended Mindful Mornings in Asheville, a monthly gathering designed to create a meaningful conversation around lasting impact.  My dear friend, Micah & her partner in vision, Ali, organize, curate, and facilitate this opportunity from a place of service, and I am grateful. Today’s topic was social justice.  The speaker has dedicated his […]

The Long View

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Stars Wrapped in Skin

The long view is our vision for our life. It answers the questions: – What do I most want to experience and do while on this journey? – What impact do I feel most inspired and called to make? – If I could look back on my life in my final breaths, what do I […]

What are you trying to get right?

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A flower just blooms

Am I doing it right?  And if not, does that mean it’s wrong or that I can’t do it? Recognize this inner dialog? Let’s get granular for a moment and look at this on the yoga mat.  As we practice asana, consider the following suggestion:  Center yourself by grounding into stability, stilling your gaze, & […]