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BBN: 6 Steps to Deal with Change

Breathing Break News “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ~Marilyn Monroe Hi there, Doesn’t change suck sometimes? There is really no other way to define [...]

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BBN: Cafe Gratitude Cleanse and Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

Dear Friends: I recently came home from a relaxing and meditative trip to the mountains. Like many of you, I work very long hours, and sometimes, unless I pull myself away, I can keep working. Though I love teaching and working, there’s this part of myself that feels uneasy and disconnected when I don’t take [...]

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BBN: Try a Little Tenderness

Hi There: I hope this note finds you happy and healthy. There’s been so much transition going on in my life and from what I have been hearing from you, there is a ton of transition going on in many of yours. Some of this transition can include a change of jobs, partnership, death of [...]

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BBN: Berry-full

Hi There: I hope this note finds you well and that you’re enjoying this lovely summer. I’m writing this newsletter over a yummy banana and strawberry smoothie, which gave me the inspiration for this newsletter: My favorite thing about living in California in the Summer is the fruit: peaches, plums, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc. And [...]

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BBN: 100 Reasons to Meditate

Hello There: I am so excited to share with you that I am about to embark on a journey to Italy next week. There will be subs from July 7-17th. I will be back to teach my regular schedule July 18th. Someone posted this wonderful article entitled 100 reasons to meditate and thought I’d share [...]

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BBN: (Non) Violence

Dear Friends: I’m hoping this letter finds you healthy and joyful. As some of you know, I am a professor at Santa Monica College (SMC), the community college that experienced the shootings last Friday. (Thank you so much for those of you who have emailed me to check in to see if I am ok. [...]

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BBN: Dealing With Difficult People

Hi Lovely: I’ve missed you. Been traveling around between the desert and LA for the last two weeks. It’s been magical. I love watching the hummingbirds buzz near flowers, the roadrunners sprint, bunny families hiding behind cactus, and mountains and sunsets that look like Monet’s. The weather was crazy: 90 degrees one moment and then [...]

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BBN: Being Brave

Hi There: I have two great stories to share with you: Have you ever felt so alone and too afraid to try something new? Even though you are itching to do it? Have you ever felt worried that going to an event alone would make you look bad or fear people would judge you? My [...]

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BBN: Simple Travel Tips

Hello There: Travel season is coming up. I’ve been listening to you. And some of you have or are about to start traveling very soon. I thought this would be a great time to share with you ways I stay sane and healthy on the road. Even when I’m taking a simple road or weekend [...]

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BBN: 10 Ways to love Y.O.U

Hi! Spring is in the air with Spring Equinox around the corner (March 21st). Time travels fast sometimes, which is why I’d like to propose that today we start a love affair with ourselves and not in a selfish, self indulgent, narcissistic way, but in a way where we learn to love our own perfections [...]

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