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The Problem With Resolutions

The title of this is actually pretty hilarious. There are a multitude of problems with resolutions, all of which leads to the big problem: they rarely lead to lasting change. Now, to be fair, I’m not really a resolution maker. I tried as a kid. It showed me setting unrealistic expectations to adopt the habits of (or, be) someone I am not is not particularly productive. So I stopped doing that. Some years I would reflect a little, maybe do some gentle intentions. Some years I would turn up my nose and scoff at all the resolution makers out there….

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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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