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Inspiring Stories

A potpourri of thought-provoking posts on many different daily-life subjects.
  • A Steady Unfolding: The Yoga of Patience

    The Yoga of Patience
    I had the good fortune to spend 18 days at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in the past few weeks. My partner and I attended two back-to-back nine-day retreats. The first nine days focused on the cultivation of kindness and compassion, and the second nine days focused on mindfulness practice. I feel immense gratitude for the teachings, the practice and the wisdom of the teachers.

    When I tell people who haven't engaged in this type of practice that I’m off to attend a silent meditation retreat, most reactions fall into two categories: “I couldn’t be quiet for that long”...

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  • Cultivating Appreciation - Knowing You Have No Toothache

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    Cultivating Appreciation - Knowing You Have No Toothache
    A while back some nasty bacteria set up camp around my lower right wisdom tooth. The sensation was one I’d never felt before. Swollen gum tissue had displaced the tooth, so much so that the only teeth that articulated in my entire mouth were the infected one and the upper one opposite it. And when those two teeth came together, shock waves shot through my mouth.

    My dentist thought the tooth itself was fine, and the infection was nothing antibiotics couldn’t cure. I’ve managed to avoid antibiotics...

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  • Always Remember to Cherish Yourself

    Cherish Yourself

    Cherish

    It’s very easy to make other people and their priorities more important than you and your goals.

    Make sure to hold your own goals, dreams, desires and needs in a very high regard. Do not give away so much of yourself that when you need energy there’s none left.

    Being of service is one of the fastest ways to be happy and to find success, but there is a balance. You can’t give away what you don’t have. Make sure you are filled up and taken care of. Your goals and...

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  • Why Things Go Better When You Listen to Your Body

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    Why Things Go Better When You Listen to Your Body
    Once I started listening to my body (admittedly <1% of the time, especially at the beginning), I was surprised by how it affected how I felt. (I’m obviously not the sharpest tool in the shed sometimes.) My bodily experience shifted—in that, I actually had one. Unreal. (Thank you, yoga.)
    Shouting From the Rooftops
    As my yoga practice helps me continue to hone this tool, and my body has to use more of a microphone and less of a bullhorn (we’re still a ways away from a...

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  • The Power of Generosity

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    The Power of Generosity
    One of my clearest, most nostalgic memories from growing up is that of the excitement of Christmas morning. Our parents would round up my two sisters and me so that we could all converge on the living room simultaneously, run to our piles of presents, and ooooh and ahhhh in unison. The excitement of seeing my wishes granted, and the surprise of gifts I hadn't asked for that my parents imagined I might like, was just so much fun. That excitement sustained me through the day as we visited relatives and...

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  • Happy Thanksgivukkah: The Yoga of Cleaning, Sorting and Cooking

    Happy Thanksgivukkah: The Yoga of Cleaning, Sorting and Cooking
    I spent a good part of the last few days scrubbing cabinets, amazed at how much sticky muck lines the tops and sides when you don’t think to clean them more than every decade. Then I started in on reorganizing the fallen piles of pots and pans, the giant bowl of never-used cookie cutters, and the menagerie of parts for food processors long gone.

    “You’re doing your fall cleaning,” my husband observed, and yes, I was, and with a vengeance. Thanksgiving and Hanukkah intersect this year, and suddenly, I’m enchanted with the notion...

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  • What Love Looks Like

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    What Love Looks Like
    This morning as I sat in meditation a stray thought popped into my head seemingly out of nowhere, as most thoughts do. I momentarily wondered what I would do if I went outside to feed my four beautiful feral cats and found that one of them was sick, injured or worse. Would I go to work anyway? How would I deal with it? I dutifully dismissed the thought and returned to my breath.

    After I got up from my sitting practice I went to feed the ferals. I first noticed that the bed...

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  • Share Your Gifts with the World

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    Share Your Gifts with the World
    Ask for what you want. Think big and ask big. In an infinite world even the largest request is small.

    The key is don’t ask from your ego; ask from your heart. The ego asks because it wants to be superior, made larger and more significant. The heart asks because it wishes to share, heal and inspire the world. When you have a large vision and know your purpose, ask for it in all the biggest ways you can. Know that you have value and that your gifts need to...

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  • Yoga Dog - The Yoga of Living with a Big, Naughty Dog

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    Yoga Dog - The Yoga of Living with a Big, Naughty Dog
    I love our dog Shay, who arrived at our front door a little over a year ago with a look on his face that clearly communicated, “You are my people.” At the same time, this dog drives me crazy. The crash that wakes me up turns out to be the compost bucket, its contents once against strewn across two rooms. Although Shay doesn’t eat banana peels, he eats just about everything else, like my husband’s pajama bottoms, which I grabbed away...

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  • Boston Marathon: Remembering Our Buddha Nature

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    Boston Marathon:  Remembering Our Buddha Nature
    When I heard the news of the Boston Marathon bombing on NPR yesterday, like most of us, I was horrified and saddened. I still can’t wrap my mind around why anyone would want to kill and maim innocent people who were there simply to celebrate a fun, venerated community event.

    I immediately thought of my friend and fellow musician, Cory Maxfield, a flutist I’ve played with regularly in the Salt Lake Symphony, a woodwind quintet and with whom I performed a duet for her master’s recital...

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