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A Path of Joy

“A Joyful Buddha explores Silence, taking nothing seriously.” Are you serious? Are you frowning right now? Turn your frown upside down. If you want to have joy in your life, you... 



Blame, Finding Fault and Innocence

In a yoga class more than 2 years ago, while in a deep variation of parsvottanasana, a forward bending pose that takes trunk to forward leg, a student felt the tell-tale tweak of a... 



Dandelion Energy: Connecting with Your Creativity

Everyday we share our lives with plants and use them to nourish and heal our physical bodies. When we consciously connect with the energies of these plants, we are able to integrate... 



Letting Go and Finding Grace

Menopause is teaching me about the benefits of disengaging. I’m not talking about disappearing, but more about learning how to engage with more of the real me. Or so my older women... 



Savasana; The Corpse Pose

A friend and fellow yoga practitioner was enjoying a run along the beach in Southern California. She noticed a billboard inviting viewers to come to a yoga class. The sign said No Savasana!... 



What You Don’t Know that You Don’t Know

In my counselling practice I begin in various scenarios with describing a pie with three pieces. One piece contains ‘what you know that you know.’ The second piece represents ‘what... 



Let Your Light Shine

My name is Lauren. Angels and spirit guides speak to me. They ask me to help by sending love, light and healing energies into the world; to pass on messages from the other side; and... 



My Journey

The Journey, by Mary Oliver: One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice— though the whole house began to tremble and... 



Recommended Books

The three books I’ve been reading lately offer an opportunity to slow down. One encourages us to listen ‘because listening is the doorway to everything that matters.’ Another... 



Forgiveness in Conflict

Ramblings of an Old Flower Child: Forgiveness in Conflict Has the world gone mad or is it just me? There certainly seems to be a lot of conflict and dynamics in our current society... 



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