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Rebirth After Birth Workshop Info

Just announced! Our new workshop, Rebirth After Birth Workshop, will be held in the Spring 2014 with Pediatric Sleep Consultant Brooke Nalle! Dates: 4 Sundays – March 23-April 13th, 2014 from 2-4pm. Cost: $150 with limited sliding scale available. Early sign up rate before March 1, $120. Email rebirthafterbirth@gmail.com for more information or call Melissa at…

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A Quote About Openness – Pema Chodron

“Whether we’re seeking inner peace or global peace or a combination of the two, the way to experience it is to build on the foundation of unconditional openness to all that arises.” Pema Chodron

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Your Interpretation of Reality-a quote from Pema Chodron

Seeing when you justify yourself and when you blame others is not a reason to criticize yourself, but actually an opportunity to recognize what all people do and how it imprisons us in a very limited perspective of this world. It’s a chance to see that you’re holding on to your interpretation of reality; it…

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Drawing The Line

Over the weekend, I had the privilege of being in a Vinyasa yoga intensive with an ex military and sober man, Rolf Gates. He is one of the most grounded and approachable well known yogis that I have met. Included in the massive amounts of yoga, Rolf also included some time for journal writing and…

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Conscious New Years Eve

A few years ago, I took part in a New Years Eve celebration at a wonderful retreat place in California called Spirit Rock. The evening was comprised of dancing, meditation, stories, and intention. As we rung in the New Year, not with champagne in hand, but silently still on our mediation cushions, I felt the…

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Mindful Holidays

The holiday season can leave us feeling totally exhausted, run down, or even financially strapped. We can find ourselves tapped out, run down, and exhausted. It’s ironic that this time of year, the weather begs us to stay inside and quiet down, and yet we find ourselves constantly out and about. We trudge through the…

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Learning to Let Go in the Looking for Love

We have often heard the phrase, when we stop looking for love, it finally appears. Finding a mate can be a frustrating process that can leave us disappointed, angry and sad, wondering what the heck is wrong with us?! I have found through my work as a psychotherapist, that this inquiry can also bring a…

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Allowing

In my psychotherapy practice, I encourage my clients to bring more awareness and mindfulness into their daily lives. We can so oftentimes feel rushed, scattered and onto the next thing, that we rarely enjoy what this moment has to offer. In being present, it allows us to calm down, lose some of the anxiety, and…

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We’ll See…

“We’ll see” was often a phrase that we heard growing up that would send us away rolling our eyes and knowing that the answer was probably a no. As I have been working with my meditation practice, I notice this phrase has more value than I seemed to realize. Instead of grasping and attaching to…

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Longing…

Longing, defined as a strong, persistent desire or craving, especially for something unattainable or distant. Longing can show up in many forms: Longing to be somewhere else, to be with someone else, to be someone else or even perhaps to feel something else. Longing can remove us from the present moment, wishing we were somewhere…

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