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SO, APPARENTLY I WORK IN THE DEATH ARTS.

It was my 41st birthday, and Nate had just given me a pair of binoculars for my new bird watching habit.  (I love birdwatching, it's like navel gazing but with live animals). Anyway, the binoculars sparked a conversation with our waiter who turned out to be an avid bird watcher.  I had just asked him where his favorite place to bird watch was, which he replied, "Well... it's kind of creepy, but there is this cemetery..." to which I interjected without missing a beat, "Oh no worries, I work in the death arts."

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2018 RESOLUTION: SACRED PRESENCE & 13 THINGS ON MY TO-DO LIST.

This is in stark contrast to my to-do list at the beginning of last year which was literally three pages. I don't know when it happened or how, but apparently, without my even noticing, my subconscious started stripping away the unnecessary.

My New Year's resolution for 2017 was "courage."  On the heels of that horrible election, it seemed like the natural choice.  That courage took me to Haiti on a medical mission, to the Women's March on Washington, and got me through a mysterious illness I thought was going to claim my life. Courage served me well. 

But perhaps the biggest lesson courage taught me is that it also means saying "no." 

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GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH THE DISCOMFORT ON YOUR MAT.

...It pretty much sums up my teaching, a lot of which is getting my students comfortable with the discomfort that is "resistance."

I'm sharing this discussion because as a long time yoga teacher, I know how hard it is to hold space for our students when they don't like us much. Despite what they might think of us, it's important to create a container where learning can happen through grit, sweat, patience, and a whole lot of losing their balance.

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ELECTION. DISGUST AS A CATALYST FOR CHANGE.

The news was on. We were quiet. The sadness was palpable. As Trump statements flashed across the screen there was a collective sigh. 

One woman whispered, "What an election." I looked at her and smiled.

Moments later in the privacy of the mammography room, the radiology tech made me laugh as she pressed my tissue between two plates. 

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TEACH, LIVE WELLCarrie Tyler
9 RIDICULOUSLY EASY STEPS ON HOW TO GET IT ALL DONE

People always ask me how I "get it all done." I don't have some miracle answer but over the last sixteen years of business I have become quite skilled at the Art of Efficiency.  Here are a few of my favorite tools: 

1. Keep a large ongoing to-do list with all your projects. This larger list is a reference that you can regularly refer back to and use to create your daily to-do lists. 

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