Be a tree-climbing fish

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There have been many things throughout life that people have told me I couldn’t do, and every time it made me want to achieve that thing and prove them wrong.

Only you know what you can be, and the deeper you look inside, the more you’ll realize you’re truly capable of anything.


– Your Charmed Yogi

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To my teenage self:

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What a wonderful post on perspective.

Deep Fried Yankee

For some reason I was thinking about what I would say to myself if I could go back in time to when I graduated high school.  Without destroying the space time continuum, of course.

Guess what?  Your beliefs haven’t changed – they only got stronger when tested.  And you have more of them.  You are still Pro Choice.  You are a still a fan of the underdog.  You are still suspicious of organized religion.

You know all those things people said you would regret when you were older?  Hasn’t happened yet.  I think at 39 years old, you can stop worrying about what effect those tattoos will have on your life, and those other assorted things that people are sure will ruin you.   Although you should start wearing more sunscreen.

When you wrote in your yearbook statement that you’d rather be working at McDonald’s and be happy than be a rich lawyer…

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The Power of Expectation


We talk a lot about letting go of expectation in yoga.  Expectation of others, and expectations of ourselves.  But, part of being human is recognizing that we do have certain expectations that we can either let go or learn to shift.  But here’s a different perspective on the power of acceptance for what is vs. expectation from ourselves and in relationships from one of my favorite bloggers, Janis Cohen, LCSW.  Expectations are a part of all relationships, including the relationship you have with yourself.  They are the deal breakers.

You expect others to be a certain way and, if you are intuitive enough, you get what you expect by expecting the right things from the right people.

Read the full post, “The Power of Expectation” on The Human Experience blog.


– Your Charmed Yogi

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You are already happy

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“You are already happy. The reason you don’t experience it is that it’s covered up by layers of suppressed emotions and negative thoughts. Shift your attention and your inherent happiness flashes forth.”  Steve Ross

Dance in the rain

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” ― Vivian Greene

Have an awesome day no matter what.


– Your Charmed Yogi

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