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Good fences make good neighbors

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Strong boundaries are not walls. They are like good fences, as in “Good fences make good neighbors.” Good fences keep people from wandering into your backyard unless you invite them. Good fences have a gate that you can open up any time you want, but only when you want. Having strong boundaries means that you are […]

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Happily Ever After?

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My 5-year-old daughter loves her Disney princesses. You know, all those stories that end with “and they lived happily ever after.” Each time I read one, I think there must be some pages missing. Where’s the rest of the story? Where does it talk about the next morning when they wake up and look at each other […]

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Happy 2021 and a healing for you

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Happy 2021! I am writing to you from my new office – well, office space, to be exact. It’s just a small reclaimed corner of an otherwise slightly scary unfinished basement, but it’s MY small corner, with a desk for my laptop and a table to pack up candle orders. It makes me so happy. […]

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The Calm Within

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Simple, everyday tips and tricks to keep your body, mind, and soul happy, healthy, and strong. The Calm Within Regardless of circumstances outside, we can chose our inner state of being. At this moment of unprecedented uncertainty and change, I have been turning to Adhi Mudra to connect me to the calm center that resides […]

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Soothed or stimulated?

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Simple, everyday tips and tricks to keep your body, mind, and soul happy, healthy, and strong. Soothed or stimulated? Does your daily environment leave you more soothed or stimulated? An over-stimulated nervous system will create a stress response in your body, leading to anxiety, fatigue, and illness. In today’s video, I invite you to begin […]

I want you to win!

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It’s that time of year — about one month into the new year and the promise and hope of new beginnings is starting to fade. We started out with the best of intentions, right? To eat better, get more exercise, meditate every day, go to bed on time, practice more patience with those who try our […]

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What’s your reset button?

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Simple, everyday tips and tricks to keep your body, mind, and soul happy, healthy, and strong. What’s your reset button? Just like a computer, your body needs a regular reset to function optimally. If it is left to run nonstop, it starts getting glitchy — aches and pains, fatigue, depressed moods, irritability. There are a […]

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Is self-care stressing you out?

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Simple, everyday tips and tricks to keep your body, mind, and soul happy, healthy, and strong. Is self-care stressing you out? Recently I started to notice that my self-care practices had become something that I felt pressured to fit into already over-scheduled days. It was kind of defeating the purpose of self-care if it was […]