A View from A Drawbridge’s: Body Signals

Editor’s Note: For more than a year now I have been following the daily postings of a Seattle Bridgetender whose blog The View From a Drawbridge  makes me ponder both sacred and mundane insights before starting my day. A bridgetender has a lot of time on their hands to consider the past, the present, and…

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Understanding your female ancestors to support your Sense of Self

Editor’s Note: If you are a parent or thinking one day you might be one, do you ever consciously consider the legacy you bring to raising children? Do you even know the stories of the women and men in your lineage? March 8, 2016 was International Woman’s Day and Laura Vogels posted this piece on…

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Motivation and outcome: The nature of your motivation is the key to success.

The nature of your motivation is the key to success. If you want to make sure you reach the goal you have in mind you have to know what that goal actually is. We often start something with a certain idea in mind but we never ask ourselves how that idea came to be and…

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How clean is your slate?

I’m old (relatively speaking) and in the course of my life I have made more New Year resolutions than I care to remember. Most of them lost me by, oh let’s be optimistic, end of Jan. Why is that? Every New Year I really thought I had chosen my quests well, that I had set…

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Harbingers of health in the new year.

The new year may be still very new, and I am ready for Spring already. I search for the first flowers that break through the hard cold ground of winter each time I take a walk. Symbolically, crocuses and snow bells are harbingers of seasonal renewal for me. I remember fondly when I was young,…

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Healthy Sense of Self and Motivation

In light of the recent attacks in Paris, France (November 13th) and San Bernardino, California (December 2nd) Healthy Sense of Self jumped on the bandwagon for a “hand over your weapons and contribute in that way to world peace” – policy. As a result of the blog that appeared on Saturday, November 14th 2015, I…

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Prevent injury with a Healthy Sense of Self

Prevent Injury Everyday with a Healthy Sense of Self

Did you know that with a Healthy Sense of Self you are less prone to accidents and risky behavior? Your actions are more goal oriented, less hesitant, and accompanied by a clearer intention. While the level of intention is difficult to measure, it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Intent is the energetic component of motivation.…

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Personal Evolution, One Yoga Push-Up at a Time

Editor’s Note: There are many pathways to developing a strong and healthy Sense of Self and yoga instructor Thereza Howling believes that yoga as a tool is much more than a physical practice. She is a certified yoga instructor and currently teaches kids, teens, and adults in Washington State. She is excited to share the result of her…

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