Category Archives: healing

Notes from yoga class

A yoga class is kind of like a cab ride.  You need to tell the driver where you want to go.  If it is a basic, gentle class and you get a substitute teacher, you need to let her know … Continue reading

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In the room

Just enduring is hard. It is living, but not being alive. It wears us out. The more we endure, the more we get closer to the edge. You don’t have to be suicidal to get help.  You don’t have to … Continue reading

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True healing

People grow into the shapes we make for them. They are what we expect of them. They repeat behaviors we encourage. Whatever we think they will be, they become. Each one of us shapes the other. This is how Jesus … Continue reading

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Mary holding Jesus

We often see Mary holding Jesus.  She is either holding him as an infant or holding him as he came off the cross. It had to be hard to be Mary. I cannot imagine her anguish holding Jesus after his … Continue reading

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Arrive on the mat

Try this on for size for a yoga mantra – “Arrive on the mat.”  It is the same as “be here now.”  It isn’t an intention or prayer.  It is a reminder.  It is like one that some teachers use … Continue reading

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It isn’t willpower (part 1)

People think it is easy to stick with a plan to stay healthy. They are wrong.  It is very hard. I’d love to eat all the chocolate and cupcakes I want.  But I know how much they cost.  Every calorie … Continue reading

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Lifeguard

Lifeguards have to know how to rescue you and not get pulled under while they do it.  Not only do they have to be good swimmers, they have to watch out for the drowning person who is thrashing about. Drowning … Continue reading

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