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May 16, 2020

Seeing many of the yogis in this cohort was really nice as we haven’t really seen each other since everything with COVID-19. It was refreshing to hear how people are resonating with the components of Yoga Anatomy in relation to self-isolation and uncertainty of what the future will bring. Some of what I’m learning is… Continue reading May 16, 2020

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Money, honey

(Sunday, 2-23-2020) “What is your relationship with money and how does it make you feel?” My questions coming out of this raw discussion: Why is money so pivotal? Why does it make most everyone – those who have it and those who don’t – so miserable? What are the unwritten rules about money? What are… Continue reading Money, honey

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Sunday 2/23/2020

Money or lack there of equals anxiety   Needs were met, money strategically shifted around, bills timed to paycheck   Medical bills and medications, high even with insurance – but need them to function Threat of debt collectors hanging over parents heads because of my surgery  Vacations, not really, not the “normal” kind, always for family   Feel guilty… Continue reading Sunday 2/23/2020

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Friday 2/21/2020

Perception of Expectations   Paralyzing, Debilitating, Avoidance   Shoulds, Projecting    Limiting connection  Making assumptions, People pleasing  Deep breath  Who am I?  What do I want?  How do I want to show up? Deep breath Follow through

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Sunday 1/19/2020

Joints, mobility, making space  Relationships are a dance of learning and growing,   Making space for self and other  Supporting movement and mobility,   Community organizing, many joints working together  Where am I in that? Often passive – a socket, supporting and stable, but not acting   Growing edge – shift to a joint, moving and acting

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Saturday 1/18/2020

Breath   Breathing   Making Space Natural, yet not  I teach belly breathing, clinically that can calm people But leading an experience and giving an expected outcome can be harmful  Shifting language, allow space for personal experience  Suggest, but leave open Bulging stomachs  Normal, healthy  Making space for air Constricted stomachs,  Control, rigid, perfection, often me… Bulging… Continue reading Saturday 1/18/2020

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Friday 1/17/2020

Community  Conversation  Connection Silence  Stillness  Awareness Vibrations of movement  Do I notice it?  Did I make them? Balancing inward focus and outside awareness  Mind wandering  Bring it back  Need to balance staying connected with self-care Challenging   Rewarding   Community

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Scared money don’t make no money…..but integrity does. Do you have it?

After arriving after the deep and heavy and emotional conversation about money was had I arrived. I taught at Shuman and CISP for the majority and was ready to go home. Looking into each other’s eyes was the most comfortable thing to do truly on the basis of proximity and vulnerability that encompassed the moment. … Continue reading Scared money don’t make no money…..but integrity does. Do you have it?

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Strengths and Intentions

Top 5 current strengths with my own versions of meaning: Connectedness: making connections to other humans and topics to bring about truth and joyResponsibility: taking ownership of my actions and Learner: researching and engaging in new ways of being through experiences and conversation.Communicator: communicating my truth each moment. Speaking positivity into myself and othersDeliberative: choosing joy… Continue reading Strengths and Intentions