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Surrender to Gravity

I spent some time on the mat this morning doing a yoga video, with all the good that brings. To be honest though, it’s hard for me to take the initiative and make the time for yoga until I’m trying to “fix” something — in this case just some lower body stiffness worse than my normal stiffness. Of course, it was wonderful, and as I melted into a “Supta Baddha Konasana” (Reclined Bound Angle) something the teacher said struck me. “Surrender to Gravity.” I let go a little more, then began to wonder. Why? Surrender means giving something up to…

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Grab Your Security Blanket, It’s Time to Follow Your Heart

Bring “Binky,” This Could Be a Wild Trip We’ve all been there. Something in us is leading us to take a leap of faith, but the mind freaks out saying, “No no nononono, not safe. You can’t possibly do that. What about ____?” Of course the mind would say that. It’s job is to keep you safe. I mean, from sabre tooth tigers and such more than, say, career changes. It just doesn’t really know the difference. The truth is you don’t need the mind’s permission to make a change or take some other risk. You can just say, “Thanks…

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Putting the “Aaah!” in Adulthood

Welcome to my blog, about my life at the moment. My Aaah!dulthood. “Why the ‘Aaah!’,” you ask? Well, I’ll admit, when the name first came to me, it was with Macaulay Culkin’s classic Home Alone face. I felt like little Kevin when he woke up with no parents and had to learn to fend for himself. Sure, I was a couple decades older, and it didn’t quite happen overnight. But it still felt a little overwhelming. See, the bulk of my 20s revolved around work. I wasn’t a workaholic trying to establish myself or climb a career ladder. I was…

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