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Being Heard is a Requirement for Healing

The other day I spent some time with a new client who suffers from a chronic health issue. She had some trouble finding her way to me, and was 30 minutes late to her appointment. Still, we spent 15 minutes longer than her allotted appointment time, and I didn’t get through everything I’d planned for…
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How to Improve Your Sleep Efficiency

How tracking sleep efficiency and influences on sleep help identify areas for improvement, and why internalizing it is crucial to long-term success.

What qualifies as “drama”, anyway?

The other morning I was practicing* a Celtic cross tarot spread. I asked the question: What do I most need to know today? The second card in this spread (layout) represents opposing forces, and I got the 10 of swords. In my deck, “The Wild Unknown” by Kim Krans, this card is ominous: a colorless…
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Let Go & Never Give Up: A Poem about Chronic Illness

I’ve experienced chronic pain and illness Worked with clients who have no spoons left Watched friends who have struggled enough We are: Ambitious. We have dreams. Goals. We want to do good in this world. We embark on our journey, following our dreams, looking to live our calling. Something happens. Nothing happens. Our systems say,…
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Designing a healthy morning ritual, one step at a time

Most people who find out that I get up around 6 am every day think I’m crazy. While I’ve always been a morning person, I read a lot about how a healthy morning ritual would set me up to have a great day, experimented with different things over time, and experienced the benefits firsthand. My…
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3 Bean Salad: a Quickie Meal that Goes a Long Way

This isn’t an original recipe, though I admit to forgetting where I first saw it, and even what the original ingredients were! Like many recipes I like, I end up modifying them, making substitutions and trying different combinations of things. If I make the dish more than once, this helps keep things fresh and interesting.…
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What does “being healthy” really mean?

I’ve encountered this question in many different places–in the blogs I subscribe to, in the articles I read, and in various talks about health and wellness topics. This question is interesting to me because the real question for people is, “what does ‘being healthy’ mean to you?” The answer is a highly individual one. The…
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Is it “Taste Worthy?”

Years ago, as I was emerging from my struggles with overeating and binge eating, I faced a dilemma. I knew I had to ease up on my self-imposed restrictions (because they were part of why I binged). Yet, I didn’t trust myself to make good decisions. I started to use a very simple question: Is…
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How to Fold a Yoga Blanket: Spine Support (Video Series)

Kali shows how to fold a yoga blanket so you can lay on it face up (with it along your spine); opens the chest and shoulders, releases the sacrum, etc.

7 Common Barriers to Meditation, and How To Overcome Them

Since I started leading a weekly meditation group a few months ago, I’ve chatted with lots of folks about meditation–both those who are interested (but don’t attend) as well as those who do (but don’t meditate on their own). Throughout those conversations, I’ve discovered that people are aware of┬ámeditation’s numerous health benefits, and seem to…
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