Yoga: It Only Takes One To Practice

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Yoga is not only a physical practice, but it is a spiritual practice as well.  It is through my yoga practice that I am more able to stay present, to stay internally balanced, and to enjoy good health and a lean body through the principles of breath, alignment, and movements. I am now in the […]

Yoga For Seniors: It’s A State of Mind

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Seniors are taking up yoga in droves. They are finding the practice of yoga and meditation to reduce stress and bring more joy into their lives. Because yoga is designed to bring balance and health to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of the individual, people of all ages are finding the practice to enrich […]

Yoga and Recovery

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As published in The Huffington Post I took my first yoga class at the age of 52. I had dabbled with yogic concepts during the heady days of the 1960s and did some basic postures and meditation. I even practiced Transcendental Meditation for several years. With yoga, I found the combination of stretching, breathing, and […]

TRAVELS FROM A BEATNIK BOOMER

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As published in The Huffington Post Over 10 years ago, I decided I wanted to go to South Africa to see Cape Town, travel around the Cape of Good Hope, get up close and personal with the big five animals in the wild, embrace the beauty of the Indian Ocean, fall in love with the […]

Changing Mindsets

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One of my dearest friends queried me a few weeks ago in an email: “Franny,” he wrote (that’s his nickname for me), “I’ve got to take some lessons from you about changing. I can’t seem to wrap my head around changing mindsets I have to make regarding my situation.” Now the situation my friend is […]

The Path to Creative Living: Be Vulnerable

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I heard Dr. Brene Brown give a speech on the topic of vulnerability in a TEDTalk. She made the point that to be vulnerable is to have real strength and not just the old-fashioned muscle strength. From personal experience, Dr. Brown related that getting in touch with her extensive emotional palate allowed her to realize a […]