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August Newsletter: Storytelling

Hi friends, welcome to August! I recently watched an interesting Ted Talk about the relentless human pursuit of (and obsession with) happiness. Writer Emily Esfahani argues that since happiness is fleeting, we should focus our efforts on an ultimately more fulfilling quest: meaning. According to her research, the four pillars of a meaningful life are belonging, purpose, transcendence (connection to something bigger […]

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July Newsletter: Minding Our Own Business

Hi friends, hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! These hot, humid Houston summers remind me of summers in Miami, Fl where I lived with my family through my teens. On especially sweltering days, I remember worrying that the little lizards roaming around our yard needed more shade, so I’d build them shelters out of shoe boxes filled with leaves, […]

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June Newsletter from Yogaleena: R&R

Hi friends, welcome to June. I don’t know about you, but this 100 degree weather has me dreaming of sand, palm trees, and frozen margaritas! Summer is almost synonymous with vacation, and man, I feel like I could use one right about now. I don’t know if a single getaway would do the trick, though. […]

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May Newsletter

Hi lovelies, welcome to May. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the first year of Lucas’ life is that kids definitely do better within a routine. Ugh, routine. I’ve always associated that word with being rigid and boring, and made considerable efforts to resist routine most of my adult life. One of the main […]

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April Newsletter from Yogaleena!

Hi friends, welcome to April! Based on my Instagram feed, I think many of us are feeling that green thumb pulse with life as the weather gets warmer. I for one, have been spending quite a bit of time, energy, and money on my garden, planting small versions of what I hope one day will […]

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March Newsletter from Yogaleena!

Hi friends, happy March! Is it sad to say that the highlight of February for me was the Winter Olympics? Ok, there were a lot of other lovely aspects of this past month, but getting a reprieve from regular mind-numbing TV programming has been a treat over the last 2 weeks…. and insightful in ways […]

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February Newsletter: Paying Attention

Hi friends, happy February! So we got a new fridge, the fancy kind that beeps when you leave a door open. For most people, this is a cool and helpful feature. For me, it has been the most obnoxious daily reminder of just how many times I do things without actually paying attention. If you’ve […]

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January Newsletter: Keep these 5 things in mind

Hi friends, it’s hard to believe we’re welcoming another year already, right? What’s even crazier is that Yogaleena is turning 2 years old this month, whoa! I remember our opening party in detail – what I wore, how we set up the studio, and how happy and proud my Dad was walking around topping off […]

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Forget about self-improvement

Hi friend! As many of you know, Dave and I have been remodeling a house for what seems like 100 painful years (turns out it was not as fun and easy as it looked on Fixer Upper!)…and we finally, finally moved in last week! As I stared at the mountain of stuff surrounding us after […]

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The Art of Conversation

Welcome to November, friends, a month marked by pumpkin spice lattes, the first peek at holiday decor, and for many of us, lots and lots of family gatherings! At a time when so much of our communication is done via text/email/social media, it’s refreshing to sit across the table from a human being and discuss […]

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