14
Feb
2015
2

The C_____ Word

Remember that scene from Jerry McGuire when Tom Cruise says to Bridget Jones: “YOU. Complete. Me.” ???? Eyes get teary, chins quiver, and they drive off into the sunset to live happily ever after. The End. They’re now complete (because one completes the other), and that’s it. Mission accomplished. End of story. What. The. Fuck. Is all that about? And why does it make me shudder so? I’ll tell you: Scientology Tom and Lemon face...
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13
Feb
2015
1

Just Do Something

We all have dreams. We all fantasize about a future where we get to live the life we REALLY want. Our dreams aren’t all the same, because we’re all different, after all. While to one person the idea of having a big house filled with children and laughter is something to strive for, to another the idea of bliss is to spend their days alone on top of a mountain painting. All our dreams are...
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11
Feb
2015
4

Celebrity Yoga Gone Wrong

It’s no secret that I don’t “get” the whole Kardashian thing. The Jenny McCarthy’s of the world with their “vaccinations cause Autism” rants, the Miley Cyruses who rub their body parts on stuffed animals for a few million Twitter followers, and the Snookis who promote drinking as a talent make me both confused and a little sad for the new generation of young ladies who grow up with them as role-models. I know, I know,...
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10
Feb
2015
0

Utkatasana

This standing balancing pose is also known as Powerful Chair Pose. It will test you, frustrate you, and strengthen you all at once. PHYSICAL BENEFITS - Strengthens ankles and calves - Strengthens quadriceps, hamstrings - Strengthens spine - Firms buttocks - Opens chest - Stretches shoulders - Improves balance - Stimulates abdominal organs MENTAL BENEFITS: - Improves focus THERAPEUTIC USES: - Flat feet AVOID THIS POSE IF YOU HAVE: - An ankle injury HELPFUL TIPS:...
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8
Feb
2015
1

There’s No App For That

A while back, I posted one of my paintings on Instagram, and someone wrote: “I love your art! Is there an app for that?”. Having absolutely no idea what to reply, I just said: yeah. It’s called years of trial / error, failure, frustration, and practice. She didn’t respond, and un-followed me. I must admit that after her comment floated around my head for a while, it didn’t seem quite as absurd as it initially...
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6
Feb
2015
2

Things You’ll Regret

We are born with nothing, and we leave this world with nothing. There are a million large-screen TVs in the world, but your life experiences only happen once. “Things” are transitory, impermanent, and ultimately won’t make you happy. When you look back on how you spent your time on this earth, I can pretty much guarantee you won’t regret NOT having bought more stuff. But you will regret the things you wanted to do but...
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4
Feb
2015
1

What’s Your Yoga Type???

Yoga can be intimidating. If you’re new to it, or even if you’re not but want to try new styles, it can be overwhelming (and sometimes just plain confusing) to know which studio to enroll in, or what kind of yoga to try. Even though the poses are often the same from one discipline to the next, the approaches vary from studio to studio. Your physical needs, personality, and your likes/dislikes can have a lot...
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3
Feb
2015
2

Utthita Hasta Padangushthasana D

This standing balancing pose forms the apex of the arc of the standing sequence of Ashtanga yoga. Utthita Hasta Padangushthasana D is a variation that follows Extended Hand To Big Toe Pose except without holding on to the foot of the outstretched leg. This particular variation strengthens the legs, back, abdominals, and hip flexors. PHYSICAL BENEFITS - Strengthens legs and ankles - Strengthens hip flexors - Strengthens abdominals - Improves balance MENTAL BENEFITS: - Calms...
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1
Feb
2015
2

The Day I Lost My Ego

Let’s talk about ego for a minute. I have one. YOU have one. In fact we ALL do, to one degree or another. From a young age, we start developing a sense of self, an identity of our own construction which is based on our beliefs about our abilities, appearances, personalities, talents and other external factors. The ego is this notion ( a mental construct) we have about what our “real self” is. But the...
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