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Yogahealer Holiday Best of Blog + Podcast

Years ago, Winston and I made a habit of escaping the off-season in Driggs, Idaho by designing our schedules to have a huge break from Thanksgiving until Christmas. We soon found we didn't want to come "home" for the holidays". In fact, we wanted to live outside of consumer culture. We moved to Mexico 1/2 time, in part to explore living outside of the culture we grew up with, and to define our lives and our family's values on our own terms.While my blog posts are usually quite helpful and official I've...

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Detox Stories

I asked my Yogidetox community for personal yogidetox stories. The stories from my detoxers split open my heart. At the helm of this big ship I can't know each person's unique process. I often think I don't need to guide the Yogidetox anymore - our culture has evolved to making this commonplace enough.Yet these stories invigorate my personal detox inspiration. I've taught this course twice a year since 2002. Each course as it's own flavor. And it's own specific evolutionary Ayurvedic teaching. This years it's about conversations with Agni, with...

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Sacred Anatomy: Lesson 1

The first story is the Before-I-had-much-education-on-my-sacred-anatomy story. It starts with a kick-me-when-I'm-down story. I think we all have a kick-me-when-I'm-down story. A dark night of the soul. A wake up call into a reality our ego would like to take a raincheck on. Some of us take it as a personal assault from the divine. This batch of folks falls into the demise of those with victim-mentality. I knew enough to know better. Maybe....

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Resolve to be Useful

I've been noticing the conversation "out there" about resolutions. The tide seems to be shifted away from resolutions (argument: they don't work) and towards something else. The something else isn't well articulated. Here is my two cents:Humans are part of a cyclical planet. Cycles have pulsation. Resolve is part of the pulsation. If we don't take time out to reflect on what is working...

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Solstice Update + Freedom Lifestyle

It's been awhile since I gave you the family update. We are at the Mexican coast for the winter. The goddess of the full moon and the solstice is gifting us with big phat waves. For my family, that is the best gift we can imagine. I'm riding the most powerful waves of my life.[caption id="attachment_14005" align="alignright" width="225"] Indy choose this photo to share with you.[/caption]Indy is almost 6 and waking up to the power of the ocean. Yesterday after getting tossed in the surf she told me,...

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Cheaters, Rebels & Goodie Two Shoes

While I'm obviously a seasoned seasonal yogidetoxer there is something you should know: I'm also a rebel. And Rebels are Cheaters during a detox. I've resisted authority since I can remember. Naturally, my mom was the first victim of my rebellious behavior. I was a stubborn kid with a know-it-all attitude.. and a sharp whippersnapper at that. I didn't have a complacent bone in my body....

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Ode to my Grandmother: Investing in An Evolutionary Strategy for Your Aging

There is a humility to our bodies aging that bewilders me. How can I make the best of this precious vehicle - this holy abode - for up to 60 more years?This is the question. I wrote a blog post naming some of the bigger issues and opportunities I see with aging. My sense is it comes down to how we invest. Invest our awareness, which is our time. Invest our dollars in that which inspires us to take up better ways of being in a body. Invest in communities...

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