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The Careless Truth About Depression.

The funny thing about depression is that it doesn’t just pick a part of your life and shed light on its flaws. That’s what most people think depression is. If only it were that kind. But no, depression doesn’t make you feel depressed at all. It makes you feel nothing.

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When Chronic Pain Took My Yoga Away.

I have to learn to be present. When the pain hits, I realize that it will eventually subside and I can only sit with it. I also realize I am far from the only person enduring pain. W.S. Merwin, a poet who appeared in my favorite documentary The Buddha, even said about suffering: “It’s at once  ...

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How Yoga Saved My Relationship… With Alcohol.

I have always been a tad socially inept, and when I am out with people I do not know or when I am in situations I’d rather not be in, I feel the need to be someone else, to be more free, and I do that through multiple cherry vodkas with Coke or several glasses of wine. Now, with Yoga being a  ...

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