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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As I was listening to Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis, over the past few weeks, several times I felt inclined to pause and write a blog post for you. As life moves rapidly and 99% of my Audible time is while I’m driving or deep into cooking, I would mentally note this and…

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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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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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One of the biggest lessons I have been learning in recent years is the importance and application of self-compassion. Self-compassion is opposite of the hard-headed, hard-handed discipline I grew up with. Hard-headed discipline taught me to be critical and judgmental toward myself and others. It added to my shame, guilt and fear. Because of it,…

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Tweet What is Yoga? Yoga is a science-backed practice for relieving stress, calming the mind, and strengthening and opening the body. Who can benefit from Yoga… Anyone with any of the following: back pain, headaches, digestive issues, or insomnia… Everyone who ever felt overwhelmed or anxious…  Individuals who understand life will be more comfortable with a few, simple tools to help them…

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