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Guided by Your Intuition: Ajna (Chakras 101, Part 7 of 9)

The only real valuable thing is intuition. – Albert Einstein

Every week or so, you probably hear “trust your gut” or “trust your instincts.” I’ve also heard it phrased as, “trust your gut – it already knows what your head doesn’t.”

I’ve got a problem with these phrases and the way people us them, but that’s because you might not know the difference between your instincts (in your “gut”) and your intuition (which is in your mind).

Guided by Your Intuition: Ajna (Chakras 101, Part 7 of 9) @

Your sixth chakra, ajna, located just slightly above the space between your eyes, is your center of intuition, insight, focus, and your overall path in life. You might remember that your third chakra, manipura, focused on having the confidence to have goals, make a plan, + move forward. Anyone can make plans + make them happen, but are your plans really what’s best for you, or are you doing it just because you think you “should” or “have to?”

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Mental Musings: Apologizing

Mental Musings is a sporadic post series (separate from my weekly Wednesday posts) in which I encourage thought + discussion on topics such as life, death, creativity, happiness, success, philosophy, psychology, science, current events, and anything else relating to being human.

Ideas for posts may come from books, films, video clips, songs, articles, quotes, or simply the random thoughts running through my mind. I hope you enjoy this insight into the non-Yoga side of me + I’ll be incredibly grateful for your participation … now let’s muse! :)

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When was the last time you apologized?

I’m not talking about a genuine apology that shows compassion, such as, “I’m so sorry for your loss,” when a family member or beloved pet passes away.

I’m talking about apologizing for you – your words, your honesty, your existence.

Like many people, you may apologize in everyday conversation … but do you need to?

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That One Post That Was Totally Unexpected, but Neccessary

Well, my dear friends, we’ve come to another impasse.

You might remember back in April when I took a sabbatical to help my husband prepare for his deployment to Afghanistan and my relocation back to Connecticut.

2014 has been a year of immense challenge + change. This became even more apparent when I turned 30 in June and it felt like my life was being played out in fast-forward.

Why am I telling you all this?

Because you’re a compassionate person + I know you’ve sensed the tension behind my words for months.

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It’s time for another sabbatical. I never expected to take two sabbaticals in one year, but 2014 has proved to be quite unique in every aspect (I bet you’re experiencing it too!).

While I won’t be posting a new post each week, I will still be active on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram, so I hope you’ll join me there for the time being. If you haven’t joined the VIP list, now’s the perfect time because I’ll be announcing lots of great things when I return in October.

There also might be an occasional Mental Musings post during my sabbatical, because I can’t just stay away from you too long. ;)

When I return, I’ll wrap up the chakra series + being a whole new post series that I hope you’ll love, as well as lots of new Sparking Creativity posts. Until then, keep practicing your Yoga + creating all the incredible things your mind dreams up. :D