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Viva Mexico

Posted By on Jan 16, 2013 in O2 Yoga Blog |

You may not know that I have a love affair with the country of Mexico, it’s people, and it’s language. My husband and I have both traveled extensively, Steven more than I, but we both find this place to be where we as a family feel at home. My kids have been coming down here with us every year for their whole lives, and 2 years ago, we traveled through Mexico via RV for four months, dogs and all. Every year that we return...

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Smile, Breath, Go Slowly

Posted By on Dec 23, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog | 2 comments

I am injured. I am not sure exactly how it happened but I am guessing that it was a culmination of events rather than just one. Like the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back (poor camel), I had one too many small stresses. Being injured can be a time for frustration, resistance, introspection, surrender, or in my case all of these things at varying times. One thing I am learning from this is how to be still. The words...

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My good friend and teacher, Beryl Bender Birch, turned 70 this October. Happy Birthday Beryl! Her long-time friend and assistant, Lori, sent out a request for stories about Beryl for a birthday book she is making. I have many stories but this is my favorite. It is something that sounds in my head frequently when I get distracted by what other people are doing. I met Beryl for the first time in 1999. She was teaching a workshop with...

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A Little Help From My Friends

Posted By on Oct 9, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog |

Unlimited Energy I am not one to ask for help. In the past, when we, my family and I, have opened other businesses, I didn’t need to ask (okay, I probably should have then but now, I am so much more enlightened) but this is entirely different. When I was in my twenties, I was attacked and almost killed by a stranger. Along with the obvious discoveries that are made after an event like that, I discovered that I actually had a...

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Channeling My Inner Squirrel

Posted By on Sep 17, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog |

Now I attended a talk yesterday where the speaker, a lovely and talented unschooling advocate, Ren Allen, quoted Arthur Ash: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Now there was a man who understood the power of focus, not just the eye-on-the-ball kind, although he definitely had that down, but the kind of focus that allowed him to reach for his goals and dreams. I love the idea of start where you are....

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Disaster Turns to Adventure

Posted By on Sep 16, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog | 3 comments

Last Thursday, Steven, Dylan, Deven, and I went into Boston to meet up with Brooksie, the owner of Totally Sweet, a vegan baked goods company. It was a beautiful morning so we parked the car and walked for a while before we got to the cafe. When we got back we looked for our car and realized that it had been towed. It was still a beautiful day so we found out where the tow lot was and headed that way. It turned out to be right in our...

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