How often do you experience something painful – either emotional or physical – and you fairly quickly find yourself getting dramatic about it? Or maybe you don’t get worked up, but you start to create a story about what this incident must mean about you, your life, your past or your future? When the shitty…

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“You have a story,” she said, “You have a lot to your story.” I sat with it for a moment. “I guess,” I hesitated, “I just feel like there’s soooo many stories and books out there, just like mine. What makes mine really worth telling?” “You do have a story,” she reiterated, “And your story…

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I’m not going to tell you it will be okay. Not because I don’t think it will be (in fact, in the end, I know it will be okay for you and me). I’m not going to tell you it will be okay because telling you it will be okay when you’re the furthest thing…

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  It’s impossible to go throughout life without experiencing loss, rejection, failure, heartbreak and adversity on some level. Stressful situations happen to everyone.   Some things happen suddenly. We’re heading in one direction and unexpectedly we get the call that our brother died in a car crash. One moment we’re running for the ball during…

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  Towards the end of each year, I find myself in a reflective state where I look back at all the events that have transpired and brought me to the place I currently am. It’s one of introspection, observation and often times, deep gratitude.   2018, like every year before it, I declared would be…

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  I used to run from pain.   My baby sister died when I was in 3rd grade and for years I stuffed it down, never letting anyone know my emotions or how I was feeling. I ran away from any situation that could cause me to experience loss. I avoided any situation that could…

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  The Universe wants to be noticed…and heard. Problem is, we aren’t always listening.   Did you ever get a gut feeling to do something and not do it? Have you ever had an intuitive nudge that was telling you something was going to happen, something that when it did happen, you chalked up to…

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  Someone asked me the other day how long I had been teaching fitness and I told them that I had been doing this as a full-time gig for three-and-a-half years.   And while that’s true…that not the whole story.   The reality is I started teaching intenSati, a mind-body fitness class, six years ago…

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  Last week, as I was ruminating over my direction in life and caught up in my feelings over recent losses – in other words, throwing myself over life’s proverbial cliff – I came across this video about Serena Williams       Scrolling through my FaceBook feed, the caption, “From Broken Nets to Grand Slam…

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    Long ago, the Buddha was speaking in a small town, sharing what he’d learned about freedom from suffering, when a woman suddenly rushed up to him holding the body of her child. Through wrenching sobs, the woman, Kisa Gotami, begged the Buddha to bring her child back to life. This was at a…

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