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Re-living,Releasing,and Rebirthing a Family

November 16, 2013
We drove from the airport to Northeast Maryland, just north of Baltimore, for the last time. My sister, brother-in-law and I began our 5-day journey of reminiscing, joy and tears. It was a sunny day as we turned the corner down the long entrance road, golden fall leaves adorning the trees. We arrived at 107 Riverside Drive for our final visit. As we traveled along I-95 north, we commented on how fortunate we were that Mom and Dad are still "with us" as we go through the releasing of one of their homes.  At least we weren't doing this "after the fact" just yet.  They are now in their 80's and...

"Fitting in"...Do I Have To?

November 4, 2013
Probably a question we ponder from a young age.  Exactly, what IS fitting in?  Who defines that, anyway?  No doubt, we can get mixed messages as kids and then we end up not really knowing what fitting in means, whether we want to or with whom. Many of us grow up thinking we're never good enough, pretty enough, strong enough, or smart enough.  We think this because we are told we HAVE to "fit" in. While we are in school, some of us struggle with academics because we are really right-brainers, creatives, trying to find our way.  Standard schooling doesn't work for every person; the left-brainers...

Our Future Light Leaders

October 24, 2013
I had the immense pleasure of getting to know these two bright lights recently while Up North at Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat.  Let me introduce you to Jonathan, 21, spiritually know as (Jahendo) and Ashely (Ashtar), 22. I had just come upstairs from my residence to find Jonathan finishing up his lunch break yoga practice in the upstairs yoga room at the wheelhouse.  He practically teleported out of the space into my presence, beyond elated to meet me and asked if that glowing rock was mine. I had brought my Himalayan salt lamp up north for an early sadhana glow.  He said he couldn't believe...

Me Blog? No Way! Yes Way!

October 21, 2013
I'm pretty new to blogging and I can finally say I'm enjoying it so much! Many share with me that they want to blog but are afraid to and don't know how to start.  Boy, I remember that feeling.  It wasn't too long ago that all my childhood fears around writing and being judged surfaced. With that in mind, I thought I'd offer a few tips from a blogging newbie since many have asked me to help them get started.  It's funny how things change! It wasn't too long ago that I was the one scared and afraid to start typing. First, I'm so grateful for my friend and "PR Guru" Lynne Golodner of Your People...

Full Moon Meditation

October 18, 2013
Enjoy this meditation just for a FULL MOON!   xoK  

FALLing into I AM

October 15, 2013
"On the path of life and spirit, realizing I must walk it, every day, step by step, word by word, thought by thought. Destiny already written and this is the path to take me there." - Snatam Kaur We often go on retreats with expectations of this or that...... but there's always a reason we are attracted to a particular retreat, person or event and for reasons so much bigger that we could ever know at the time. The next step in our evolution or next layer of excellence is always waiting for us when we follow our intuition. Recently on a fall retreat in northern Michigan led by myself and colleague...

Music Opens The Heart: A Cardiologist’s Joy

October 6, 2013
By DR. JOEL KAHN "Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens." So said Maria von Trapp, and perhaps you have felt the same way during a yoga practice or workout filled with music. From the time I was a child I have found that a wide spectrum of musical styles speak to my soul and I have even co-produced a Broadway musical (  as an offshoot of that lifelong fascination with music. But can music really open a closed heart? New research actually supports that it can.  Scientists in Europe presented data last month on music and theheart...

Born At Karma: A Mother and a Son

October 3, 2013
BY BRIEANNE TANNER Yogas Citta Vrtti Nirodha-The Restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga. Sticky with negativity Two years ago exactly, my life revolved around yoga. I practiced Ashtanga (mysore-style) yoga every morning at the crack of dawn; I worked for Yoga Alliance, and taught yoga as a novice RYT-200 in the evenings. Prior to moving to Michigan, I was a steadfast yogi. I had devoted a lot of life to yoga: daily asana practice, mission trips, yoga fundraisers, studied the philosophy of yoga and worked at national yoga conferences. I even had plans to visit India. Life was...

Mindfulness and Mindful-Based Stress Reductio

September 30, 2013
Mindy Eisenberg By Mindy Eisenberg  It seems like the word mindful is popping up everywhere. It's exciting to see the practice of mindfulness and meditation grow within a multiplicity of arenas, including health care, corporate, educational and governmental.  While positive research should not be the primary selling point (and leaders in the field are careful to point this out), Mindful-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) studies are shedding light on the healing that occurs with a MBSR curriculum. "Mindfulness, Meditation, Wellness and Their Connection to Corporate America's Bottom Line" was...

Letting Go and Keeping It Simple

September 23, 2013
Not so easy.  Face it, we are attached to our stuff. I know when I had to clean out my clothes closet a few years back to make room for a new me, I was really faced with an emotional attachment I had to my clothes that I never ever knew! What? throw that away?  I  M---I---G---H---T wear that someday! NOT. We hold onto the past in so many ways, and it's just not good. When we clear out old stories, old crutches, old ways of doing things - literally and figuratively - we make room and space for this life today, for new realizations and consciousness. What better way to live? This happens all...
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