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January 11, 2023
About Me

As a kid, once my mom got past the TV dinners days, she baked sugar-free, bran-loaded homemade “cookies.” We had salad for dinner every night, and the only peanut butter she bought was freshly ground at the local health food store. My father’s degree was in physical education, though admittedly, he didn’t pass on much […]

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November 30, 2022
Yoga in Schools

Times have changed. When I was a kid, we had physical education (PE) daily. Boys with the boys’ teachers and girls with the girls’ teachers. Different times, different sports. Separate, and NOT equal. Despite the enactment of Title IX in 1972, I don’t recall any high school co-ed PE classes. Unless I opted for more […]

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July 6, 2022
Walking: Man’s Best Medicine

Walking for Health Around 400 BC, the Greek physician Hippocrates said, “walking is man’s best medicine.”  Recently, I taught a 90-minute exercise class to high schoolers. Between the yoga stretches and core workouts, I led them in a 20-minute walk outside. One of the school staffers saw us and commented that my pace was much […]

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June 30, 2022
Como Andar: Tips from Meditation Masters

Stop Running Thich Nhat Hanh, in his book, “Como Andar,” (How to Walk) talks about how people are constantly running from one place to another. Running is a bad habit, he says. We need to stop running after things and recognize that all we need is here. Right before us. Instead of running after things […]

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June 27, 2022
Learning How to Walk: Moving Meditation

My mantras for today: Walking is my meditation. Walking Takes You Inward  My affirmations for today: My mind and soul are at ease, and thereby open to soak up the beauty inside this world. Walking is my convening with nature. Walking detaches me from any worries. It is my nature boost. And my mental rest. Mindful Walking […]

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March 30, 2022
Protect Dem Bones: Better Bone Health

Most women are aware that weight-bearing exercise is essential to build strong bones and ward off osteoporosis. While that’s true, the Standard American Diet (SAD) and other modern unhealthy habits are like Russian roulette for the bones. You can be a gym rat and lift weights like a bodybuilder. But improper diet and lifestyle habits […]

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February 3, 2022
Walking Meditation: Steps to Take You Inward

Walking Takes You Inward  Walking is my meditation. Walking is my convening with nature. It is my nature boost. And my mental rest. It is eye- and ear-opening, every time. My mind and soul are at ease And thereby open to soak up the beauty inside this world. Walking detaches me from any worries. Those […]

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July 23, 2021
Build Back Self-Worth and Unconditional Self-Love

I Am Something. That’s an expression I have heard to instill self-esteem and self-worth among young kids.  When babies are born, everyone gazes at them in wonder. People are enthralled with the slightest action from the little ones. Cooing. Gurgling. Smiling. Wiggling. Even burping is deemed adorable. “How precious” is a common remark, as are […]

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March 15, 2021
Laughter Yoga: A Daily Dose Feeds the Body/Mind/Soul

Laughter Yoga© is relatively new. I typically turn my nose up at new-fangled yoga trends. But Laughter Yoga is therapy. Medicine. Skip the coffee and take your daily dose of laughter first thing in the morning. Or, take a laughter break instead of a coffee break to reenergize you. We know you should never go […]

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February 18, 2021
Drumming as Therapy: An Eternal Vitalizing Ritual

Heal Your Emotional Pain with Drums Drumming as therapy is an untapped drug, according to Erica Longdon in her book, “Vibrational Sound Healing." “Drum therapy has successfully been used with patients and others suffering from emotional traumas including post-traumatic stress disorder. Specifically, drumming promotes the production of endorphins, the body’s own morphine-like pain killers, and […]

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January 17, 2021
First Love Yourself (FLY): My February Gifts to You

The American Heart Association dedicates February as a month to love and care for your heart health. I high five that. But, we need to love and care for our hearts from an emotional and spiritual aspect too. Nourish Your Heart: First Love Yourself That's why I designed my signature First Love Yourself workshops. These […]

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January 15, 2021
Tuning Forks: A Pythagorean Sound Healing Therapy

It should be no surprise that I am a major proponent of complementary and alternative medicine treatments (CAM). To me, they are neither complementary nor alternative. Most often, they are my first choice. As a holistic coach, trained in many modalities, one technique intrigues me: tuning forks. I experienced an acupuncture session with forks. Only […]

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Somehow, in the I me mine world that we live, emotional and physical well being has escaped the vast majority. The Namaste Counsel encourages simple proven practices to live a healthier and happier life. Any time. Any where. By anyone.
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