Tips for being present

Being present allows you to take a break from your thoughts of worrying about the past and speculating about the future. Separating yourself from thoughts of past worry or future anxiety allows you to really pay attention to the moment. Realize that at this moment, you have nowhere to go, nothing to do, except be …

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How Community Helps?

Hi Everyone! Currently, I communicate with people mostly by text, email, zooming, and taking walks in the forest preserve. My friends have described this time using phrases like, nerve-racking, wanting it to be over with, asking how we will get through it, not knowing the next right thing to do, and feeling an overall level …

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Ground yourself!

Were you ever “grounded” as a kid? Do you remember what you were grounded for? It seemed like “being grounded” was a form of punishment for something we did. “Being grounded” was for our own good. You may have had to stay home or had privileges taken away from you. This past year with Covid …

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What is self-care?

Self-care is acknowledging that you are human, and there’s no such thing as perfection. It means recognizing your self-worth. You are enough. Self-care is allowing yourself to ask for help and being willing to receive help when it’s given. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness or incompetence. To resist receiving help defeats the …

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Have you had enough?

“I am so over this.” But “this” is not over with us. It’s hard to keep going sometimes when you don’t know when or where the finish line is. Some days are good; some days are bad. Sometimes it’s hard not to be over-reactive, anxious, panicky. Little things become big things. Just when we need …

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Is your jawbone connected to your hip bone?

I’m very grateful for my Advanced Functional Yoga Therapy Training (even though it was 5 days on zoom). Get ready for some new ideas and assessments. Is your jawbone connected to your hip bone? Do you remember a song similar to your jawbone is connected to your hip bone? (Maybe you are too young to know the …

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You – from the perspective of a yoga pose

On any journey, we must find out where we are before we can plan the first step. – Kathy Boevink From the perspective of a yoga pose, you can take what you learn on the mat off the mat into your daily living. What is your current state? Do you recognize or acknowledge what state your body …

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Have Heart

When you’re unhappy with the way something is going When you’re stuck in some part of your life If you’re feeling Covid fatigue When you feel or think negative thoughts and emotions If feeling overwhelmed has become a common occurrence When self-pity takes over the party If you feel on edge When you can’t sleep …

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Sleep is a tough one…

…especially when you feel overwhelmed, anxious, irritable. You can fill in the blank with your own emotions. The mind wants to ruminate and go around and around with thoughts that are not very sleep oriented. If you have issues with getting enough quality sleep, you’ve probably explored many options to help you. Sometimes it’s hard or …

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