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Yin Yoga & A Quick Meditation

I haven’t been writing much lately. Unfortunately, (or fortunately) I’ve been caught up in a lot of other things that needed my time, such as: being really laser focused and committed to a detoxing diet for Crohns, writing and getting

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A Sanctuary In The City Of Los Angeles: Lake Shrine

This is literally one of my all-time favorite spots! I think you’ll agree, it’s so very special for many reasons… There is so much to say about The Self Realization Fellowship (SRF) (Lake Shrine) but I’ll give you the basics.

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Quote Of The Day: Overcoming Obstacles

…Many obstructions are purposely put on the way for us to pass through. They are there to make us understand and express our own capacities. We all have that strength, but we don’t seem to know it. We seem to

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Do You Need A Pep Talk?

I think ‘I’ was the one who needed the pep talk today. ūüôā So, when I was reading the inspirational blog over at LiveWeal.com, I was pleasantly surprised to find this sweet SoulPancake¬†video posting. The ‘kid president’ in this vid

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Quest For Perfectionism

Finding balance is a big inspiration for this blog. I have had difficulty with this in the past, and of course it’s always an evolving journey. ūüôā If you think about it, so many things lead back to balance. In

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Learning To Go With The Flow Of Life

Just when you think you’ve got things figured out, the Universe swoops in with a big change. This is just the way things seem to work, right? Sometimes I think it’s a lesson or reminder to not get to comfy

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Inspiration In Action: Charlie Reijnen

After meeting Charlie and getting to know her, I was truly inspired. I won’t talk too much about her story because you will hear about it in the interview, but I definitely think she is a great role model for

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10,000 Hour Rule: Don’t Give Up!

After a solid week into 2013, listening to Macklemore’s “Ten Thousand Hours” reminded me not to fall back into old habits. It also reminded me of how much I want to turn my dreams into reality… In “Ten Thousand Hours,”

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Manifesting for 2013

As we come to a close on 2012, we may find ourselves taking inventory of all that’s happened in this past year. I know it’s a little clich√©. But, reflecting on this past year brings awareness to the things we

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The Four Agreements: Don’t Take Anything Personally

The Four Agreements is a wonderful, spiritual, self-improvement read. It’s a special book and one of my favorites. Actually, it was given to me by my now husband (magically, when I truly needed it most). That’s the thing about him…

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Thich Nhat Hanh: 5 Mindfulness Trainings

One of my big influences has been the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh or (‘Thay’). He is a ‘zen master’ known best for his Mindfulness¬†training’s¬†and beliefs (among many other amazing attributes: human-rights & peace activist, noble peace prize nom from

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Macklemore: Look In The Mirror

I’m a serious Macklemore fan. If you don’t know about this Seattle native rapper – this is a treat! After seeing Macklemore’s ‘Tiny Desk’ npr¬†performance, I was spellbound and filled with inspiration. The music is so special, words really cannot

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Turning 30

Yup! I’m turning 30! People say your 20’s and 30’s are about finding yourself. As I turn 30, I reflect on not just this year but even this past decade. It’s a closing of my 20’s ~ so many crazy

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Super Soul Sunday Recap: Enlighten Your Life

Howdy! I am not always a regular for Super Soul Sunday but I do love me some Oprah. Being that I love Marie Forleo and some of her other spiritual revolution buddies ~ I was excited to watch their guest

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Tragedy Into Triumph

¬† “Some of the most devastating things that happen to you will teach you the most.” ~ Ellen Degeneres, Tulane Commencement Speech – 2009 This post almost didn’t happen. The first hang up I¬†experienced¬†was the¬†intimidation I felt about¬†writing on something

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Dare To Fail

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Shifting Fear Into Gratitude

I’ve talked a little about fear, here on MBS. In the process of working through my fears, I had a breakthrough I thought would be useful to share. Whether you’re feeling: fear of failure, fear of judgement, or a fear

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“Get Coached” – Are You Ready?

I promised I would post more on Victor 1’s: GET COACHED…and here we are! These DVD’s offer some of the best NFL coaches, motivating you ~ in the various areas of your life. We all need guidance…we all need inspiration!

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Quote of the day…

‚ÄúBeing truly here is very important ‚ÄĒ being here for yourself and for the ones you love. Fortunately, being here is not a difficult thing to accomplish. It is enough to breathe, and let go of thinking or planning. Just

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Hello, Fear.

A little friend who like’s to pop up from time to time ~ decided to stop in for an extended visit. So, I thought I would spend some more time on this… Fear can come in many shapes and sizes.

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Quote of the day…

This summer on Vashon,¬†has really opened me up to so many things. Life¬†is meant to be lived… ¬†“This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often.”

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Quote of the day…

“Inspiration can have an infinite variety of sources, such as music, another person, mother nature or a really good bike ride. The origin of the word: Inspiration¬†literally means ‚Äúbreathed upon‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ as if a higher being was breathing down on

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Quote of the day…

‚ÄúYour time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma ‚ÄĒ which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner

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Quote of the day…

“You cannot get sick enough to help sick people get better. You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive. It is only in your thriving that you have anything to offer anyone. If you’re wanting to be of

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Healing With Music

Have you ever felt better after listening to a song or an album? Music can be a huge releaser and of course, a form of expression. Just as certain colors envoke certain emotions, it has been mentioned in studies that certain notes

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Affirmation Of The Day

“Watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Choose your words, for they become your actions. Understand your actions, for they become your habits. Study your habits, for they will become your character. Develop your character, for it becomes your

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Wisdom from Bryan Kest

“Nobody can do the work for you. I have to untie my own knots. I have to develop the strength to disempower my own habit patterns. Nobody can do this for me. And this is what the practice is all

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Poem…

She starts as a seed, small and fragile ~ and sprouts up . . . growing like a beautiful tree. Grounded to mother earth, rooted, stable and strong…her knots¬†show, but beautiful they are. Resilient and free…she flourishes and shines wherever

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Attitude of Gratitude

Today, waking up to the news that a Tsunami had hit Japan was shocking and sad. I pray for mother earth.¬†Disasters like this allow us to reflect … We can choose to focus on the positive. Gandhi said, “Be the

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A poem from my mom…

     Blossoms are scattered by the wind             and the wind cares nothing,            but the blossoms of the heart                    no wind

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Quote of the day…

‚ÄúThere are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting.‚ÄĚ – Buddha

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Quote of the day…

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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