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Retreat to Akumal

Retreat to Akumal

Akumal is a sleepy little resort just about an hour south of Cancun, Mexico. It's the perfect place to relax during the gloomy...

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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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Practice Yoga

Practice Yoga

I lost a dear friend a month ago, and what I thought was a lifelong relationship fell apart the next day. To say the least, I was...

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Retreat to Akumal

Retreat to Akumal

Posted on Friday, August 8th, 2014

Akumal is a sleepy little resort just about an hour south of Cancun, Mexico. It’s the perfect place to relax during the gloomy month of November, do some yoga, go snorkeling and explore the underground–the [...]

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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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