Tag Archives: meditation

Being Alone Ain’t So Lonely

Being Alone Ain’t So Lonely By: Jessica Proulx Loneliness, like any form of pain can be unwelcome and uncomfortable. It is easy to sink into despair when there is a sense of emptiness. But, what if that emptiness was merely space to add something new? What if emptiness became a tool of exploration rather than a precursor to malaise? In these times of discomfort we can, if willing, open up to what we are really

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Benefits of Starting the Day with Yoga

The Benefits of Starting the Day with Yoga By Jessica Proulx   It is not always easy to rise with the sun, and just like changing any other habit, there are a million reasons that your brain will give you to keep doing what you’re doing.  If you have been waking up the same way and doing the same thing each morning, and you don’t feel great doing it, perhaps that means it is time

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Reentry

Reentry. Overcoming the pains of returning from Retreat.   I woke up this morning, not to the sound of monkeys and the light of sunrise, but to the glow of the television and the saddened tones of newscasters discussing the most recent mishandling of our democracy. I woke up this morning, and instead of sitting atop the roof of a beautiful Italian/ Costa Rican hostess, I began, with haste, to brush, wash, gather, dress, and

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Thai Massage and Yoga: Match made in Heaven

Thai Massage and Yoga: Match made in Heaven By: Jessica Proulx Anyone who has started a yoga practice will rave about its benefits: the increased range of motion, the increased strength, the mindfulness associated with the moving meditation and breath, and so on and on and on and on. And, likewise, we hear the same from those that have given themselves the gift of regular massage. The mind body connection of these practices leaves you

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Yoga Retreat

Sometimes you just need to Yoga Retreat by: Jessica Proulx It’s Wednesday morning and I woke up at 4:55am, 5 minutes before my dreaded alarm, and stayed securely fastened under my warm blankets listening to the rain until I found the will to drag myself out of bed. I got up, went through my morning routine, before throwing on a rain coat and heading into the darkness and late winter chill. When I drove up

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