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Rule of Three

By Cheryl Hansen Three is kind of a big deal if you think about it. Red, yellow and green on a traffic light. Time is divided into past, present and future. Third time’s a charm. Freud’s id, ego [...]

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Awkward Pigeon Pose

By Cheryl Hansen As each podFLOW 1 class winds down—just when my heart is ready to chill and I begin to feel that sense of accomplishment—it happens: half pigeon pose or sleeping pigeon. Except [...]

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Desperately Seeking Drishti

By Cheryl Hansen I hear the Yoga Pod teachers talk about drishti a lot, often offering up specific focal points or suggesting we find one ourselves. The idea, I’ve learned, is to give our minds a [...]

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Taxing Effort

By Cheryl Hansen I am a writer and by definition, I fear everything that involves math. I wasn’t bad at it, really, I just never liked it. And once I chose the path of writing, I knew I’d have to [...]

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Sacred Cows

By Cheryl Hansen I was in a meeting several years ago in which the leader of the group challenged us to question any and every sacred cow that may be limiting our growth. Sacred cows, of course, [...]

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Lessons In Paella

By Cheryl Hansen I made paella for dinner tonight. I’ve never made it before and very nearly talked myself out of it. I just wasn’t in the mood to lecture my kids about trying new foods and then [...]

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STOP. THINK.

By Cheryl Hansen Last weekend, my 10-year-old son picked at his braces just enough to warrant a visit to the orthodontist. Again. We go a lot. So, yeah—I was angry. I’m busy this week and I did [...]

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Hearing Voices

By Cheryl Hansen My brother was a track star in high school who went on to run marathons—completing several in less than three hours. My dad, who maybe took my brother’s training a little too [...]

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COMFORT

By Cheryl Hansen Sometimes it seems as if comfort is a bad thing. Comfort food is typically beige, usually soft. We’re always told to get out of our comfort zones. And wearing sweats to the New [...]

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Time Keeps On Tickin’ Tickin’

By Cheryl Hansen   Time. I’m obsessed with it. When is that due? What time do I have to be there? When, for the love of God, do we spring forward already? (March 10; I looked.) Even more [...]