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Finding the OM in h(OM)e

The concept of family and what it means has been transformed in recent years, but most definitions still describe family as ‘a group of people who share common ancestors’ and ‘a group of people all living in one household,’ or ‘a group of things that are similar.’

I define family as a group of people who support and want the best for one another. I’ve been blessed with wonderful friends all my life who are family. I also feel very fortunate to feel so welcome on Vashon and to have formed bonds with many people in the community, even in the short year and a half that I’ve been living here.

Sometimes the best support we can give is the support and grace we give to ourselves. I don’t know about you, but I know I can tend to be hard on myself and to expect more of myself than I expect of others. This can lead to a feeling of overwhelm, stress and depletion – none of which is supporting being our best.

You’ll enjoy hearing Robert Session’s take on the importance of family and community on this episode of The One You Feed podcast Sessions, the author of Becoming Real: Authenticity in an Age of Distractions, states “Human beings are the most hyper-social creatures on the planet. What people desire is authenticity – a deep sense of being real. I believe that many people cannot attain this illusive quality of being… because of the myriad distractions that keep them from a genuine quest and keep them looking in the wrong places.”

You are an important part of my community and family, too. I’d love to support you in your yoga and personal development journey, and there are several ways I can do that. My six-week course at CoreCentric Elite Personal Training Center begins on Friday, June 3, 8 – 9:15 am. This six-week introduction is open to brand-new students as well as those who wish to reconnect with the fundamentals of alignment in flow-style yoga. You are never too old or too ‘tight’ to begin. After taking this course, you will find yourself calmer, more focused, grounded, flexible and stronger. Make it a priority to step into your best self!

I also have several openings for private sessions available. I’m creating and testing a new private yoga program and would love to work with you 1:1 to tailor the practice to your needs. You’d commit one hour a week for 12 weeks. I’m offering the program at a reduced rate with a complimentary first session. Email me at to contact me if you’re interested.

I’m currently studying a new modality I’m very excited to be able to offer soon to my community/family no matter where you live – more on that in upcoming months.

Finally, enjoy this great advice from The Chopra Center for creating calm in an instant: