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6 Steps to Early Bird Status

     I've always been a night owl; being a dance teacher has allowed me to embrace my moon child nature. Even when I taught 30 hours, my mornings were  open. Recently, when I signed up to take a few classes, this meant exploring a childhood passion; it also meant waking almost two hours earlier… Continue reading 6 Steps to Early Bird Status

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Spring Renewal for the Self

  Most of us are well acquainted with the term "spring cleaning".  It brings to mind an array of  chores. Although  I'm definitely a minimalist who likes a clean (fine, near sterile) living space,  I firmly believe  inanimate objects play second string to personal  care. In other words,  we as human beings, should come before… Continue reading Spring Renewal for the Self

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5 Practices to Brighten a Stormy Mood

It's wise having a few go to practices to maintain inner peace. If something is bothering you, or your  energy has been drained by your  environment, recharging and rejuvenation are essential. These are some of my favorite practices. I find a well nurtured body and mind better enable me to explore what's going on inside.… Continue reading 5 Practices to Brighten a Stormy Mood

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Dangerous Illusions: The Dark Side of Denial

" What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." is nothing more than a trite saying. Often what doesn't kill someone weakens them tremendously, and results in the development of various issues and complexes. A person may be breathing, but feel completely dead inside. One who has been through certain things may be hardened or have… Continue reading Dangerous Illusions: The Dark Side of Denial