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Why It Makes Sense to Fiddle in a Life Crisis

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April 25, 2019
Relaxing through the ups and downs of this divorce has been a process like no other. As a yoga guide, meditation practitioner, and a believer in prayer - I have all the tools at my disposal to make a graceful exit from this Boeing jet. Still, there are days after I’ve gone though my morning routine that I still feel wound up. Hello anxiety, depression, anger ... my long lost friends. Where have you been?!!
Self Discovery

The Thing About Balance

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February 24, 2019
Balance is a tricky business. Forget all the images you see of people sitting in lotus pose, with their sage, candles and mudras. Living in a state of balance requires macro decisions followed by dozens of simplistic micro-decisions. It might include some of the former but it’s usually not Instagrammable. I find that taking the time daily to practice gratitude for the small things changes my mood, which improves my balance. Practicing gratitude is also a way that I cultivate joy - a light that fills you with hope and faith and love.
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Maybe We Can Emoji It All Better

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February 14, 2019
After posting a few humorous Instagram stories about me going down with the hashtag #itstherussians or #blameitontherussians , I settled into my seat next to a Russian guy. He was incredibly kind, helped me with my bags, and didn’t moan every time I stood to use the washroom. I casually looked at his WhatsApp conversation (as you do), and saw his messages littered with heart emojis and kisses. My brain fired off a “wow, he’s just like me...”
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Cultivating Joy Starts With Gratitude

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February 6, 2019
I'm visiting Israel, Jordan and learning to cultivate joy through gratitude, mindfulness, and curiosity about all of my experiences in the Middle East. The one good thing about divorce is that it provide numerous opportunities for emotional growth. The challenge is to grow through what you go through.