Author page: Patty Holmes

When Spirit And Science Come Together

When Spirit And Science Come Together

You have a task to do. You’re resistant to doing it. You do everything you know to get yourself focused.   Then, you get up. You get yourself your tea or coffee. You find yourself doing your ‘keep busy’ stuff, engaging in your favorite...

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Everyday Yoga – Locate Your Off Switch

Everyday Yoga – Locate Your Off Switch

Here’s the scene: you’re driving somewhere – to work, to a class, a performance, a family function.  Imagine yourself in your car and on your way. Now, 5 quick questions for you. What kind of driver are you, speed demon or cool & calm?...

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Heads or Tails? Stop Thinking and Ask Your Body!

Heads or Tails? Stop Thinking and Ask Your Body!

Decisions to make?  Stop thinking and ask your body! You’re in your favorite yoga class, in one of your least favorite poses, maybe revolved triangle (lol) and the teacher wanders off to help another student and you’re left dangling there...

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How Do You Do You?

How Do You Do You?

How do you do you? Have you ever thought about how you do you? The science is in!  Your thoughts absolutely affect your health, your bio chemistry, and even your DNA. Somewhere around 2000 years ago, Patanjali, author of The Yoga Sutras (one of...

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Year End Review

Year End Review

Most people will close the chapter of their year without reflecting on the lessons learned or celebrating the enormous accomplishments over the previous 12 months. THIS is a recipe for the never-satisfied longing of a better tomorrow. YOU ARE NOT...

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“Juggling Effort & Release”

“Juggling Effort & Release”

Do you love/hate December, this month of holi-daze, endings, beginnings? The lights, the music, family gatherings, and the solstice are all things that I love; the commercialism, the pressure, the overdone mall music…yuck! Along with this...

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Exploring the Big Questions About Life and Death

Exploring the Big Questions About Life and Death

“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”    -John Burroughs  “It’s so strange that autumn is so beautiful; yet everything is dying.” In light of Autumn and Halloween and All Souls Day, this month’s...

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What keeps you from daring gravity?

What keeps you from daring gravity?

“Wisdom is the reward for surviving our own stupidity.” -Brian Rathbone What keeps you from daring gravity? That limitation that stops you from change? You know the thing…the recurring one that you swear you’ve handled; the thing you were...

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Trust The Magic of Beginnings

Trust The Magic of Beginnings

Having a bit of anxiety or excitement as we enter September? Perhaps a combination of dread and relief, or some sense of loss as we leave summer and move forward – back to ‘real life’. Childhood memories of a new school year never quite...

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On Truth & Illness

On Truth & Illness

“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” -Albert Einstein I was working with one of my wonderful clients this morning who had ‘bitten off’ way more than he could handle and as a result was entering...

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How thoughts affect our health

How thoughts affect our health

Personal experience with chronic pain has been teaching me many unexpected lessons. In the process of trying to wean myself off of meds to control inflammation & pain, I’ve gone down a path of researching the placebo effect and the...

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