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A Lesson from a Duck

I recently visited a lovely local park with a friend who enjoys photography. As we were watching various ducks swim in the pond, bobbing up and down with the small waves and currents, I noticed a young duck asleep in the water, curled into himself, with his tufted head tucked into his body. He bobbed peacefully as the other ducks swam around eagerly, diving for the bits of crackers and popcorn that a nearby group of children were tossing into the water. This simple scene touched me deeply as it was a lesson in trust.

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Why Diets Don’t Work

Why Diets Don’t Work. First of all, a diet is a temporary experience: it does not contribute to a sustainable or a healthy lifestyle. Anytime a person goes “on” a diet, they will go “off” of the diet. More times than not, unhealthy habits will resume. In addition, over 95% of dieters gain the weight back ~ plus more.

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The Yoga of Eating

The Yoga of Eating’s approach is nourishing the natural self, trusting and believing in our wholeness and in our ability to know what is right. This is not a book about nutrition or about how to use will power to conquer personal unhappiness in the area of weight loss. Rather, it is an inspiring and very practical manual offering fresh insights on types of foods, fasting and dieting and, most importantly, the deeper principles of caring for oneself and nourishing oneself.

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Reminder to Meditate

“We live, embrace and put to rest our dearest things, including how we see ourselves, so we can resurrect our lives anew.”

~Mark Nepo

Meditation is the practice of mindfulness, of being present to “now”, this moment, non-judgmentally. It is the practice of meditation that strengthens and anchors the skills of mindfulness, of reducing the stress of bombarding and negative thoughts and feelings.

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Fun, Fresh Air and a Fresh Attitude

Summertime is thought of as being a time for fun, being outdoors, but for many of us, summertime is filled with: work schedules, taking children to camp and tackling home and garden projects.

As a result, we may feel perpetual overwhelm. Perhaps we can view this as a gentle reminder to step outside of our daily routine and experience a little fun, fresh air and

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Is it a Burden or is it a Gift?

I came into the kitchen this morning to find a few slivers of glass on the counter. I asked my house guest if she knew of a glass breaking, wanting to make sure no one had been injured. She was embarrassed and apologetic and explained that she had tried to dry her fingertips on the corner of a towel (which also had a wine glass

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