Doing Yoga with Twins

My eyes open. No sound of stirring coming from the cots. Deep breath in. I roll over onto my side, exhale as I rise. Maybe I can sneak in a yoga practice before the twins wake... Pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and months of disrupted sleep have not been kind to my...

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What will you take with you?

Recently we watched a series of documentaries about the World Wars. One of the things that stood out for me was how people had to leave their belongings behind, or had them taken away from them. In the end, all they had and hung on for was their own lives and those of...

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Finding Balance – Yin Yang Theory

I've written and spoken a lot about balance, finding the middle path and the middle way. Over the years, balance has been central to all that I teach. All of my logos have represented this concept of balance, borrowing from the ancient Eastern symbol of dynamic...

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The Whole of the Moon

I was listening to "The Whole of the Moon" by The Waterboys the other day. I've heard the song many times over the years, but this time I was really present and listened. This was the message: "I pictured a rainbow, you held it in your hands..." We go around thinking...

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Accept Your Body

Do you love and accept your body? Or do you tell yourself that you will only love your body when it looks a certain way. I’ve spent a lot of time analyzing bodies, mine included. Because I’ve worked in the fitness industry for many years, I’ve been exposed to many...

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Kamikaze iPod Running

I love music. A lot. I’ve never taken to running with earphones on though. When I’m in nature, I like to BE in nature. When I’m running on the sidewalk, I like to BE alert. I want to hear if an out-of-control car comes screeching around the corner in my direction. I...

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