My Personal Santa Monica Yoga Retreat


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I couldn’t make it to the Lamu Yoga Festival my friend runs every year on an East African island. The closer events at the Hamptons or on Nantucket were not fitting into my schedule or budget, either. Undeterred, I decided to create my own when I found myself in between trips and alone in Santa Monica for a few days in July. It was such a great success that I feel compelled to share my experiences.

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Why Meditating with Others is Practical and Powerful

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We spend a lot of time alone without realizing it. It doesn’t seem like we’re alone when we’re communicating on Twitter, sharing images on Instagram and Pinterest and liking friends’ updates on Facebook, but scrolling is, nonetheless, a solitary pastime. It keeps us in one place and time flies by. No wonder it seems so difficult to fit in that yoga class or add 15 minutes of meditation into our daily schedule. Socializing has been redefined by our technological lives and has never been so easy, yet maybe it’s too easy and making us a little too comfortable with our solitude. Read More…
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MEDITATION; A Reset Button for Balance

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4 Secrets to Holistic Skin Care

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Showering skin cells in white light, or mentally applying a ‘special’ lotion, would focus your repair response. Be creative. Mentally experience your new, fabulous self and skin in a multi-sensory way, engaging all 5 inner senses. Your imagination will come up with a visual remedy that suits you best… Read More…
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5 Ways to Peace for Control Freaks

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Control freaks are lacking peace in their lives. They are always being told to "chill out" and must deal with mounting stress because they try too hard. It is unrealistic to expect to control everything that happens to us in our day and the days to come, yet so many of us feel extreme anxiety over getting every detail just right and defining an outcome… Read More…
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4 Steps to a Healthy Money Mindset

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