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Getting Caught Up in Indecision

  By J.G. Lewis What will I do today? This week?
 Each day I ask this of myself. I ask this of others—daily, hourly—each second of every minute I ask questions, and with each question comes a decision. We all make decisions all the time. Continually. Where to go, what to do, what to buy, whether to stay, what to say, how to say it, how to ask a question—all decisions. Each and every act, goal, accomplishment or failure, begins with a decision. How can I be sure the decisions I make are right, or proper, or ethical…even moral?...

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Resolving to be More Mindful

  By Tanya Tiger Welcome to 2018. Here’s to putting the past behind us and moving forward. The new year gives me a solid place to stop and take a moment to reflect on where I’ve been and where I am going, or want to go, in the coming year. I don’t really do resolutions anymore. I used to set weight loss or fitness goals and set up timelines for new projects, but I discovered that I’m a bit of a rebel and locking myself into strict commitments right off the bat never seemed to work out for me....

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I Hated the New Star Wars Movie, but then I Saw it Again

  By Tyson Davis I am a Star Wars fan—a HUGE Star Wars fan. I’ve seen each of the movies dozens of times, yes, even the prequels. I have learned to accept Jar Jar Binks as part of canon. I was very excited to see J.J. Abrams’ new trilogy and what he would do with my beloved characters. He didn’t let me down with The Force Awakens. While basically ripping off the original Star Wars plot, he was still able to introduce a new group of characters to the Star Wars universe, while treating the old characters with the...

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The Death of a Ballerina

  By Debbie Lynn As I took the last curtsy, my head held high in grace, the curtain closed and the applause was bittersweet. It was the last few minutes of perfectly choreographed movement. The spotlight bathing my body and the sweat trickling down the nape of my neck was overriding the pain of my heart. This pain was trying to escape through my chest and in the blink of an eye, it was over. I paused in my glory and thought “I was fluid tonight.” Backstage, unraveling my elegance, the satin brushes my skin. What softness, what shimmer,...

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No Coincidences: Beginning the Journey into Iyengar Yoga

  By Nina Rubin There are no coincidences, especially in yoga. I opened my first B.K.S. Iyengar book on a recent morning to learn more about the poses I’ve been practicing. I’m trying to memorize learn the Sanskrit words for all the poses, including postures like eagle (garudasana) and plow (halasana). As a student of yoga for the last decade, with greater emphasis and practice over the last five years, it’s about time. I’ve been that student in class who glances up when the teacher says Utthita Parivṛtta Aṅjaneyāsana. Sheepishly I look at the other students who seem to...

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