Yoga

And Now The Practice of Yoga Begins

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I began my wellness journey — my journey to being well — while sitting in a cubicle in the earlier days of the internet, circa 2000. Sitting in this box, with fluorescent lighting humming overhead and taking much-too-frequent smoke breaks, I knew deep down that this was not the life for me. I saw my   …Continue Reading

Mom Fitness Goals

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I just want to have a few minutes each day to stretch, ok? Yes, I would love a full yoga practice. That sounds luxurious. But, alas, that is not what I get because I have a very active and curious toddler (!). So, I improvise. Making breakfast? Bust out a few warrior poses (1 &   …Continue Reading

Don’t Be Such a Softie

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Are you American? You’re soft. Says Gary Vaynerchuck. And I agree. So how can you toughen up a little bit? Do some yoga. But wait, you may say, I thought yoga would make me softer, more woo-woo, more walk-the-middle-ground. True. It may. But more than likely it will ask you to be very painfully honest   …Continue Reading

Turn Down for What?

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of my grandfather’s death, whom I’ve written about extensively and on whose life and legacy I reflect often. One of the most memorable characteristics of my grandfather was his absolute hatred of TV commercials. He was usually snoozing and half-watching a cooking show with the volume blasting because he   …Continue Reading

Where Should You Start with Ayurveda?

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Curious about Ayurveda, but don’t think you know enough to do anything yet? A great place to start is by eliminating items from your diet that are processed or manufactured. “Food products” are hardly ever fresh, are often made from low-quality ingredients, and do not supply you with optimal nutrition. Even with “vitamins added,” your   …Continue Reading