Can doing something differently make it more meaningful?

Do you have a daily routine – either formally organized or one that you follow regularly? How else can you define daily routine? One definition of ritual is a “time-honored tradition” like a Friday pizza night.Tradition can be defined as “a specific practice of long standing.”Thinking about customs – a habit or practice as an established way of doing things.Ceremony can mean “a …

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How does darkness affect you?

My friends and I were talking about fall daylight savings time – when the clock falls back an hour. One of my friends said that she liked when the sun set at dinner time because she felt the day was over and she didn’t have to keep being productive. Another said she likes to put comfy PJs …

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You Are Not The Only One

My friend and I were trying the option of eating out – outside at a restaurant for the first time. The experience felt strange and I wondered about whether this increased the chances of the virus spreading. I was trying to explain to her how I felt a low level or underlying feeling of angst …

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Where Were You When The Breath Became Important?

Our breath is with us every day, all day long (thankfully). I lived 50+ years without consciously thinking about my breath other than when I was exercising and my “cardio” breath kicked in, and knowing I had to breath to live. I never even thought about taking conscious control of my breath to improve my …

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How Do Your Thoughts Compare On A Global Level?

When most of us hear the word “grief” we associate it with death. Most commonly we think of death as in a person or pet. Because of Covid19 restrictions at this time, we do not have the rituals and processes in place for transforming death, such as funerals, memorials, and being with a loved one …

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What Is Yoga Therapy? What Is A Yoga Therapist?

Yoga Therapy – bringing your mind/body into balance. Be heard, be safe, and empower yourself to improve your well-being. Yoga therapy is an accredited field of healthcare that meets certain standards requiring training in specific skills. For example, to become a yoga teacher, you need 200 hours of training and can be registered with the Yoga Alliance. To become …

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How Much Hydration Is Enough?

My girlfriend, Pam, and I were walking out on a forest preserve trail. Pam was carrying her water bottle and I had one in a fanny pack. She said to me, “I was stupid about water yesterday. I woke up in the morning and it was a beautiful day. I had my cup of coffee …

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What Can You Do Today?

“Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.” – Ida Scott Taylor This is your day. It was given to you with a clean slate before you woke up. You can accept the day as fresh and new. You have the choice about whether to make your day …

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If You Are Going To Skip Something, Don’t Skip This!

It’s been a long day and you just want to go home, put on some comfortable clothes, and watch TV. You’re so busy you sometimes take self-care goals off the “to do” list. It’s been a long week, you’re tired and just want to chill out. You don’t feel like getting sweaty. Don’t go making …

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