Our Clouded Minds

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This past month I came to a realization. Would I be willing to let go of the way I thought things should be? Before I had even physically made it to my new home here in Durango I had rented a studio office downtown. Even as I write this I have the stark realization of something else: I don’t think …

“It’s the Jedi That Take the Time to do It”

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Here it is – the last day of 2017. I wasn’t feeling very inspired to blog until I saw Star Wars during this holiday week. The title of my post is a quote from series creator, George Lucas. In a then titled “Revenge of the Jedi” 1981 story conference transcript, he is in conversation with Writer Lawrence Kadan and Producer …

Win the Morning, Win the Day, Win Your Life

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I am a big believer in a morning routine. And it can start with making your bed. Naval Admiral William McRaven spoke of this practice in a 2015 commencement speech and Charles Duhigg, author of the Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, calls it a keystone habit. These are habits (exercising each day …

The Opening: A Personal Reflection

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If you’ve been reading my blogs, you know I stick to less personal topics. Not this month. One of the reasons I chose to pursue Yoga Therapy is because it puts me on the hook. And in fact I am constantly reminded in training that if I don’t practice what I teach my clients, it can undermine my ability to …

Happiness

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How much happier would you be if you were to come into a large sum of money? This I wondered after talking to a dear friend who might find himself in just that situation. A conversation with another friend about American consumerism followed. And a few weeks ago I decided to give up sugar. What does all of this have …