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Live to Learn~

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.  ~ Attributed to Harry S Truman This quote seems the perfect way to begin this entry.  It's been a wild few weeks with big changes in the Anusara world.  It seems it is a time of revealing secrets, of bare bones honesty and ultimately, change for the better.   When I first heard word of John's indiscretions and poor personal choices, which are way out of alignment with Yoga as I think of it,  I was shocked. No... I was stunned.  Shortly after the jolt of the truth hit me,  then came the sadness and of course the desire not to believe what I was reading and hearing. How could this be?! What does this mean for this amazing community that I have been a part of for the past 11 years?  What does this mean as far as my teaching in concerned? What does this do to the credibility of Anusara?  In the 6 consecutive years that I've attended both workshops and teacher trainings with John, I never saw anything unsavory, nor did I e…

The Alchemist

“Why do we have to listen to our hearts?” the boy asked, when they had made camp that day. “Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you’ll find your treasure.” “But my heart is agitated,” the boy said. “It has its dreams, it gets emotional, and it’s become passionate over a woman of the desert. It asks things of me, and it keeps me from sleeping many nights, when I’m thinking about her.” “Well, that’s good. Your heart is alive. Keep listening to what it has to say.” “My heart is a traitor,” the boy said to the alchemist, when they had paused to rest the horses. “It doesn’t want me to go on.” “That makes sense. Naturally it’s afraid that, in pursuing your dream, you might lose everything you’ve won.” “Well, then, why should I listen to my heart?” “Because you will never again be able to keep it quiet. ” “You mean I should listen, even if it’s treasonous?” “Treason is a blow that comes unexpectedly. If you know your heart well, it will never be able to do that to you. Because you’ll know …

A Mother's Plea For Help ~

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“It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.” -Lena Horne We often think that admitting struggle is a sign of weakness, but we all struggle sometimes. We all get overwhelmed sometimes. We all need help sometimes. Acknowledging this is not a sign of weakness, but struggling alone is a choice to grow weak. Dear Friends, This will be a very different entry than what I usually write.  This entry is really a request for help, ideas, suggestions, empathy, a show of love by offering anything useful to help me help my son with his separation anxiety.  Let me share with you my situation... My son is 5 and has been going to preschool 4 days a week for 3 1/2 hours.  The school he goes to is really a wonderful place.  It is whimsical and small and community oriented. His teacher is the best.  She is kind, compassionate, loving, and she loves what she does.  I love her.  He only has 9 kids in his class and there are at least 2 or 3 adults present at all times.   At the beginning …