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25 09, 2016
  • survivorsclub

Introducing….the Survivors Club

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It has been three years to the day that I had a liver transplant. This day will forever be imbued with meaning for me, and around this time of year there is always pause for celebration and reflection. The months before the surgery and the years after have shifted the focus of my life and

1 09, 2015
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The River

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  A few days ago, I spent an afternoon by the river. Walking alongside of it, I marveled at her twists and turns, the variety of sounds and rhythms she produced, and her innate ability to balance rapids and depth with meandering trickles through branches, leaves and pebbles. While it rarely may seem this way,

5 06, 2014

Raw Fairies: The Story behind the Mini B Cleanse

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Read the Raw Fairies full review I've got to be honest. As a general rule, I don't subscribe to detoxes or cleanses, having experimented with many ways of cleansing the body from the inside out, both naturopathic, and prescribed. When I was younger, I enjoyed the challenge, the observation of the mental shifts and changes,

4 04, 2014

Why our choices matter…

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(If you don't wish to read this post in entirety, please do watch the video below) Yoga can sometimes appear to be a bit like a slippery ball of yarn; difficult to grasp onto one comprehensive meaning that gives a lay person an understanding of the enormity and spectrum of the practice. While the direct

9 02, 2014

Life lessons

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Sometimes it's good to take a pause. A pause to clean up shop, so to speak (the body and mind where we live and work); to reflect on why we are here, what things are bringing joy and what could be refined or cut out entirely. So often life lives us, instead of the other

2 01, 2014

Day One, Lizzie’s Yoga Challenge 2014: Vinyasa Flow with Mimi

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Today's practice, the first of yoga challenge 2014, was at Triyoga Primrose Hill with Mimi Kuo-Deemer. The class was busy with about 20 people in one of their large studios. Mimi started the class with some funny thoughts about the new year and her personal resolution which definitely lightened up the tone of the class--she

24 11, 2013

Fear

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After eight weeks in the hospital recovering from a liver transplant, I've finally been discharged and have begun to take stock of who I am and what my life is about. Being in the hospital long term and and going through transplant surgery are surreal experiences. The hospital, filled with diversity of very sick, sometimes

7 11, 2013

Back to Love

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yat karoṣi yad aśnāsi yaj juhoṣi dadāsi yat yat tapasyasi kaunteya tat kuruṣva mad-arpaṇam -Bhagavad-gītā 9.27 Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer or give away, and whatever austerities you perform — do that, O son of Kuntī, as an offering to Me. Being human can be a bitch. It means that no

29 10, 2013

Love Invincible

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PYS III.24 Maitri Adishu Balani Through friendliness, kindness and compassion, strength and success will come. When we let go completely of the ego, our insecurities, our need to please others and 'act' according to societal norms, then we can live through the heart. When we live through the heart with nothing to lose and nothing

27 10, 2013

Progressing Toward Kindness: Jivamukti Focus of the Month: November 2013

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samniyama-indriya-gramam / sarvatra sama-buddhayah te prapnuvanti mam eva / sarva-bhuta-hite ratah Those who are able to control their senses, have equanimity of mind and rejoice in contributing to the welfare of all creatures are dear to me. Bhagavad Gita XII.4 Sometimes we all fall into negativity and despair, particularly when the news is filled with