In yoga, we work to integrate our inner body with our outer form. To do this, we have to say good-bye to old patterns.

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Find Your True Nature

Find Your True Nature

Find your true nature. Then resist it. We've been exploring this concept in yoga lately, and often the question is why? Another...

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Feed the Birds

Feed the Birds

I thought dinosaurs were extinct, but guess what! I just found out birds are avian dinosaurs. COOL! I'm not that surprised; their...

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Honor Your Mother

Honor Your Mother

Procrastination? Grandiosity? Too many balls in the air? I had the idea at one point to post on "woman in history" each day last...

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Get Happy!

Get Happy!

Posted on Friday, May 16th, 2014

“We’re happy!” declared the Burmese refugee group as they finished their Des Moines Art Center tour on May 8, 2014. This was the culminating activity of their four-week art class. According to the ELL teacher [...]

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Connect to Mother Earth

Connect to Mother Earth

Posted on Friday, March 7th, 2014

I walked into the kitchen and had to squint. The morning sun was shining brightly through the door. It’s been a challenging winter; judging by the number of people walking and running outside yesterday, we’re [...]

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Find Your True Nature

Find Your True Nature

Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Find your true nature. Then resist it. We’ve been exploring this concept in yoga lately, and often the question is why? Another is how? Here’s a story that answers both questions.
Back in 2005 we built [...]

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Start with Hope

Start with Hope

Posted on Friday, January 31st, 2014

I met with a colleague this morning; she’s launching a freelance career in marketing and communications. We talked about our Be the Change dinner discussion series, and what we’re trying to accomplish. I’ve thought a [...]

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Let’s Talk Activism

Let’s Talk Activism

Posted on Saturday, January 18th, 2014

What does activism mean to you? Is it writing letters, lobbying, picketing, boycotting, community building? Maybe it’s volunteering somewhere or meditating on peace.
Most people don’t even consider themselves activists. I think we are lucky, if [...]

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Meet Someone

Meet Someone

Posted on Monday, January 6th, 2014

Sometimes it’s hard to find a new activity to help break the ice at a class or meeting. I’m always looking for new ideas. I found this one that I put together a long time [...]

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Become an Embodied Being

Become an Embodied Being

Posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

“Your body is a temple of the holy spirit,” I think that’s one of the few catechism teachings that made a real impact on my life. It’s made me hesitate to get tattoos, though I [...]

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What were you doing?

What were you doing?

Posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

I grew up at Disneyland. Every time relatives visited from the Midwest, we took them there. There was no wearing jeans in those days. My brother Leo and I were four and three years old [...]

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Hope is a Verb

Hope is a Verb

Posted on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Next Step Adventure is offering “Be the Change,” a series of Thursday evening dinner discussions. “Hope and Courage to Be the Change” will be the topic for Thursday, February 6, 2014. Register here for any one event [...]

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Just Sit There

Just Sit There

Posted on Monday, November 4th, 2013

Next Step Adventure is offering “Be the Change,” a loosely connected series of Thursday evening dinner discussions  at Christopher’s Restaurant beginning January 2, 2014 with “Be the Change in Your Body.” Register here for one [...]

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