By no means is this information meant to be all inclusive or diagnostic. This is a brief compilation on causes and types of trauma to increase awareness. For in depth reading I recommend Bessel van der Kolk’s The Body Keeps the Score and Peter Levine’s Waking the Tiger. Yoga instructors interested in specializing in Yoga…

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Pain. No one enjoys it. We do our best to avoid it or stop it as quickly as possible. When we are already hurting, we certainly don’t want to add to it. I get it! Emotional pain can lead to real, physical pain, and physical pain can lead to disturbing mental anguish, and the unsettling…

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Meditation Basics from Regina Rowley and I Am Priceless, Inc. Meditation means “to become familiar with”. It is one way of inner self exploration; journey within for self discovery. Our daily lives tend to draw our senses outward. Reasons: relax, destress, balance emotions, mental stillness, assist problem solving as we gain insights, take us to…

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Meliorism, this unusual word was first known to be used in the 1800s. Being unfamiliar with it, I was excited to learn it was the theme for the TEDx TAMU 2018 Conference. How fitting for me to be nominated and selected for such a momentous conference! Time and again, from friends, family and even fellow…

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2017 The Trance of Scarcity – Victoria Castle * Overcoming Trauma through Yoga – Emerson and Hopper Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma – Peter Levine The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma – Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. Good bye Hurt and Pain – Dr. Deborah Sandella It…

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This recipe is for my friends who have long suffered through unflaky, tough, heavy biscuits and/or opting for none.  bon apetit! 2 C GF flour (I prefer Namaste brand) 1 tsp xanthan gum (omit if already in flour) 7 Tbsp finely ground almond flour/meal or dry milk powder 1.5 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking…

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On Becoming a Gigi… There is no joy as profound as what I am currently experiencing. Elation, jubilation and the deepest gratitude. I have had my share of physical challenges through the years. Challenges which made me, as a young mother, re-evaluate life style choices. I wanted to be healthy and physically able to care…

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Yesterday was a lovely day! Yet, by the time I got home my mind was in full throttle “Crazy Making” mode. Overwhelming, all consuming and unfair thoughts. Maybe you relate? Read and comment if you do. You are not alone! “Is she mad at me?” “What did I do?” “She doesn’t like me right now.”…

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Meditation, what is it? Should I do it? How do I meditate? First, let me share why and how I came to the practice of meditation. When I first began my Yoga Teacher Training in 2015, I defined myself as a worn-out Type A personality. My life was a constant flow of working hard, working harder,…

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