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Feeling Stuck? Alicia Suarez Tells Us to Pay Attention.

Our good friend and awesome yoga teacher/movement person/anatomy fiend, Alicia Suárez, sends out newsletters sharing her experience and insights.  This month’s in particular struck a cord.    Here we share what she wrote about feeling stuck and getting unstuck.  We hope you find her reminder about cultivating awareness as helpful as we do.  Then sign up for her newsletters and expect more goodness: When making a decision one usually checks out the options at hand, considers the “pros and cons” and picks. But, have you ever considered that the number of options one sees as available is based on what one Read more…

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Turn on Your Heart Light, er…Brain?!

Have you heard of the “cardiac brain?” You might be familiar with the concept of the stomach/gut/enteric nervous system as the “second brain.” There is now a body of growing research that supports the theory that the heart functions as its own “brain” and exhibits its own consciousness, “Far more than a simple pump, as was once believed, the heart is now recognized by scientists as a highly complex system with its own functional “brain.” Let’s just dive right in: • Research in the new discipline of neurocardiology shows that the heart is a sensory organ and a sophisticated center Read more…

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Muscle Memory: Can Your Muscles Remember Things?

It’s something that almost all of us do. Remember the last time a friend told you about an accident that happened to them? Like maybe how they may have burned their hand while cooking, or slipped on a wet surface and fell. When they describe it to you, your muscles tense up, and you “remember” when an instance like that has happened to you. That is muscle memory in action!  As living organisms, we human beings remember not just with our minds, but with our bodies as well.  “Muscle Memory” is something that we are coming to understand more and more about.

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Guest Blogging about Insomnia

We have the privilege of being guest writers on a wonderful blog about curing insomnia.  Kathryn Watson a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Hypnotherapist and Life Coach is the owner of the Stop Insomnia Blog.  She has worked with thousands of people who came to her for various reasons but most had one thing in common. Night after night they had trouble sleeping. They couldn’t get a good night’s sleep. Without it their life was doomed to one series of frustrations and failures after another.

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Mind Over Matter? – How a Positive Attitude Can Protect You from Depression and Illness

Having a positive attitude, or being as optimistic as possible, is something that many self-help gurus like Tony Robbins and Stephen R. Covey (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) have been talking about for decades. People have varying opinions on the efficacy of a “positive attitude”. Some people even go so far as to say that it’s all a bunch of new-agey hocus-pocus! But it would seem that Covey and Robbins, among many others are right. And you don’t have to look in a mirror every morning and repeat “I am GREAT!”—well, unless you want too!

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