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My eyes are wet. And my mind is racing.  Tear ducts activated, heart fulfilled. Let me back it up.  I've just spent the last three minutes reading an essay written by one of my dear yoga students. For those unaware, though I took a big step back from teaching yoga at local or corporate studios, I continued to fulfill my purpose in different places such as Spelman College. But check it... In 2017 I wrote down some intentions and goals on a piece of paper. Among them read something along the lines of "teach collegiate." With a deep focus on both sports and...

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wellness -

If there was a club made for advocating the washing of fruit I'd be a loyal member — not so much President or even someone on the Board because I don't think I want that responsibility. But...I'd attend the virtual weekly meetings and totally repost flyers and—I'm getting too deep into this.  Let's talk washing your produce and why it's important. If you're anything like me, you grew up believing a simple rinse under the sink was enough to cleanse the bacterial heathens up off your fruits and veggies. Wrong.  I'm not sure at what point along my wellness journey I...

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Full Moon, Intention Setting, New Moon -

I remember running away from the moon as a little girl and not because I was scared, but because she played a good game. As I walked alongside my mother from perhaps, the park, grocery story or somewhere local, I'd catch a glimpse of the moon and start sprinting down the block as hard as I could. She never let up though. No matter what building I tried sneaking behind or how fast I'd run, she always caught up. This probably happened up until I was eight or nine. I can't quite remember that detail. In my adolescent years though, I...

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The idea of flowing or lingering energy has lived for thousands of years. Cultures around the world have believed that a person's energy is like perfume, and that once you come in contact with someone else's energy, good or bad, it tends to linger. So... what's there to do about it?  Cleanse the space of course.  But how?  Keep reading. Different strokes for different folks. Some use sage, while others use Palo Santo or incense and more. I use both and then some. Either way, I believe it's pretty significant to know the history behind why we do what we do, and...

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detox, mental health, wellness -

“Who’s with me?” read the tailed of a caption I scrolled through on my Instagram feed. “I’m in!” I recognized that comment. “I guess I’m in too.” It was a passive thought, yet somehow I uttered the words to no one. Here’s the post for context. I looked at the time. It was 9:59 exact and the 36 hour cleanse was set to begin at midnight and last all through Tuesday noon o’clock. “I’ve got time,” I thought while, I’ll admit, crushing a bag of Doritos. (Balance guys). At the moment, I was nowhere near hungry and the thought of...

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