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Monthly Archives: March, 2010

Day 69: Day 1

There is something to be said for leaving the past, in the past. We bring with us the lessons and the wisdom, of course, but everything else? Mmmmm, no thanks. … Continue reading

03/21/2010 · 1 Comment

Day 56: The prize is in the process.

So many firsts tonight. The first time I’ve been out of my head in weeks. My first handstand. My first lower, from plank to floor, no knees. My first heels-on-the-floor … Continue reading

03/08/2010 · 3 Comments

Day 54: Just. Do. It.

Just do it. Action is what defines us, not good intentions, not the perfect situation, not the right person. Action. Doing. Making things happen. Over the last two weeks, my … Continue reading

03/07/2010 · 1 Comment

Day 55: The Other Side.

I am officially in the second half of my mala. Day 54 has passed. Day 55 marks a new beginning. For a lot of things. I spent this weekend doing … Continue reading

03/07/2010 · Leave a comment

Day 53: come back to the place you are.

There is a technique in yoga called Drishti, in which we control and direct first the gaze, and then the attention. The world is often an overstimulating place, and as … Continue reading

03/05/2010 · Leave a comment

Day 50: Yoga so good, I cried.

Dear Yoga, you have saved me from myself. Thanks so much, Catie I have spent the better part of the last week freaking out – about various things – but … Continue reading

03/03/2010 · 8 Comments

more downward dog, less downward spiral

Smile, be happy!

"Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it." — Elizabeth Gilbert

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