Author Archive for: NateIsaac

Resolve to Evolve

What is your New Year’s resolution? While this is an important question: The How? Where? Who? When? And Why? are just as significant as the actual resolution. About 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. A University of Scranton research study suggests that just 8% achieve their goals. In 2016, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg’s New Year’s resolution was to run

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Be Present

Every day is a gift. It’s a cliché, but it’s true. I believe the ultimate holiday gift is today, this moment, hour, minute and second. A close family friend recently lost their 19 year old child to a gun accident. I am deeply saddened from this tragic incident. I am also perplexed and left with many questions: How can it

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Make Space

One of my holiday wishes is to have a clean and decluttered house. Tis the season for shopping and consuming. However, as we accumulate more things we lose closet, counter, drawer, shelf and floor space. For the past month, instead of shopping, I have been going through my house one room at a time and getting rid of as much

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Balance

What is on your Christmas wish list? My top picks for 2017, aside from yoga (ha, ha) are: Walton Art Center tickets, massages, board games for family night, clean and decluttered house (Santa where are you?), meditation garden, and a karaoke machine (I am determined to overcome being tone deaf). While the holiday season can be a time of joy,

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Namaste! For Word of the Year

I absolutely love words! They have such power: they can heal, they can hurt, and they convey feelings, facts, figures and formulas. One thing that I find interesting is at the end of each year dictionaries such as Oxford, Webster’s, and Dictionary.com adopt new words that reflect new usage and changing culture and proclaim a “word of the year.” So,

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Yoga and sleep

By Julianne Lewis Ever have trouble getting to sleep? Or wake up in the middle of the night and can’t return to sleep? How about waking up way too early in the morning and not being able to go back to sleep? Surprisingly enough, you are not alone. More than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic problems of sleep and

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Ashtanga Mysore Info

Ashtanga is considered by many “the classical form” of yoga; I prefer to call Ashtanga “the grandfather of yoga”. Ashtanga has these references because it was the first time yoga asanas were used in a sequence form with a breath-with-movement emphasis, developing the term “vinyasa”, which means breath with movement. I don’t call it the classical form because asanas were

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Hands on with Atom

by Julianne Lewis “Atom’s massage’s are healing, restorative, and uplifting. I left feeling more educated about my body and confident I had done something positive for my health and well-being. Also, knowing that I would be coming back to see him again. ” Is that tennis elbow flaring up again? Your neck sore from that unfluffy pillow? Sore from that

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Yoga Nidra

by Julianne Lewis Yoga nidra is an ancient yogic practice that is used as a type of relaxation and a mind-body therapy. It literally means yogic sleep. It is a systematic form of guided relaxation that typically is done for 35 to 40 minutes at a time. Practitioners say it can bring immediate physical benefits like reduced stress, better sleep, and

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An American Story

I was two years old when my family left Vietnam. I don’t remember anything about leaving my native country. This story is based on my siblings’ recollections. My dad was a colonel for the South Vietnamese Army and fought against the North Vietnamese military in the Vietnam War for over 20 years. He last served his country as an interrogator.

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