Inner work

Learning

By Nicole Urdang | November 15, 2008
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  Neuroscientists maintain you have pathways in the brain that get stronger with each repetition.  This is adaptive, as it makes learning go from awkward to second nature.  Do you actually think about putting your foot on the gas pedal while driving?  That neural pathway is so deeply established you feel as if you’re on […]

True Beauty: From The Inside Out

By Nicole Urdang | November 2, 2008
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The older I get the more I want my inner light to shine. Beauty comes from inside.  It emanates from being your true self. While beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the most important beholder of you is you. Have you ever known someone of average appearance who felt so good about […]

Faith

By Nicole Urdang | October 24, 2008
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                    When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly. Patrick Overton   Faith […]

Powerlessness, Control & Acceptance

By Nicole Urdang | October 21, 2008
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  When we speak of acceptance we really mean accepting things we don’t like, understand, or can’t change. It’s fairly easy to accept the things we enjoy.  The challenge is taking life on life’s terms, and cozying up to the notion that we can’t control many aspects of our health, job, or relationships. Intellectually, we […]

Open Your Heart

By Nicole Urdang | October 7, 2008
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  In yoga, it is common to practice “heart-opening poses.”  These are often backbends that open the heart chakra (there are seven chakras, or energy centers, running up the spine). You might think, “My heart is hurting enough, thank you very much. Why would I want to open it up more?” Not for pain, but […]