Category: Musings & Meditations

  • Rein in the Year of the Horse
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    Year of the Horse Energy: 5 Tips to Rein It In

    2014 is the Year of the Horse in Chinese Astrology, which sounds like fun, right? Beware, because Year of the Horse energy has the tendency to take you galloping frantically in all directions. Combined with springtime energy, when all of nature is budding with new life, these two energies can make you feel out of…

  • Elaine Howley - The Body Speaks
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    The Body Speaks

    Recently, I went on a long weekend retreat at a respected yoga and health center here in Massachusetts. I was there primarily to support my mom, who was attending a grief management workshop that she found enormously helpful, possibly even life changing. I was tempted to join her in the workshop, but worried that if…

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    From Fitness to Fertility

    The year of 2012 had me completely in the zone. I had been dancing, running and Pilates-ing my way through the past 11 years of my life, I was the head of my successful Pilates studio and had began to reach a larger audience through blogging, online classes and professional presentations. My husband and I…

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    5 Ways to Go Forward After a Setback

    With the passage into the New Year, my Facebook news feed has blown up with words of inspiration, suggestions of resolutions, and details on how to chase progress and perfections. As a yoga teacher, I love that people want to try something new and that yoga is on their list. The symbolism of a fresh…

  • Elaine Howley - Won’t Pork Be High
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    Won’t Pork Be High: A Year in Review

    Oh me, oh my
    Won’t pork be high
    When little pigs
    Begin to fly… That’s a little ditty… more »

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    This Sacred Earth Unfolds Its Secrets

    The journey of life is all wrapped up within the darkness of our mind like a tiny jigsaw puzzle that we can’t put together. Little do we realize that the miracle of the dawn of life is right inside of us ready to be explored. It is as though it is hidden tightly, encased in…

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    Super Fit Mom

    Excusing the well-meaning motivation. Super Fit mom, Maria Kang, seemed to stir up quite a hornet’s nest when she posted a pic of herself in a sports bra and micro shorts, posing with her three young sons, ages (3, 2, and 8 months) and the line “What’s Your Excuse?” The picture was meant to be…

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    Everyone Has a Day One

    One of my most dedicated boot camp participants cried the first day she came to workout with me. She didn’t cry from the pain of the workout–we hadn’t even warmed up yet. She had just walked over to the basketball court where we were meeting for our first session and she was nervous, intimidated, scared, and…

  • Karen Mirlenbrink - Pink Streak
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    Pink Streak

    Every October, I put a pink streak in my hair. I usually do it myself, making a mess of me and my bathroom. It’s really noticeable, being that my hair is sun-bleached blonde. I get a kick out of how the people in my Southern conservative town look at me with it. They can’t really…

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