Category Archives: The Life

On and Off the Mat: Practicing Non-Reactiveness

My love for yoga is a source of great inspiration for me.  I am such a committed practitioner that even in my most busiest times, it was the one thing (besides sleep) that I refused to give up.  Yoga has … Continue reading

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And it should be, it should be, it SHOULD be like that!

It has taken us Templetons a very long time to aspire to be slow dwellers – living more deliberately and sustainably, with a mind toward fairness, connectedness and pleasure – but the idea is not new.  In fact, there are … Continue reading

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It’s Better to Give… Really!

In this world, in these times, and especially in our house, it can be difficult to find the time to give sufficiently to others.  And, I’m not even really talking about the metaphysical idea of “giving” (a much more involved … Continue reading

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Biking – Her Story

Have you ever watched a child ride a bike? It is pure joy. It’s pure freedom. It’s as if they are saying “Wow. Look at me go. I can take myself anywhere. What fun!” with every ounce of their beings. … Continue reading

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Being Calm-Assertive

Many years ago, Chuck and I fell in love with Cesar Millan. And while we don’t exactly have the best behaving dog on the planet, we have tried really hard to incorporate The Dog Whisperer’s tips and philosophy into the … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the Joneses

There are some great movies and books out there about how stressful, expensive and destructive trying to “Keep up with the Joneses” can be. I didn’t live through the 50’s and 60’s where a lot of today’s social norms began, … Continue reading

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The One Minute Rule

I’m always trying to get organized.  Checking boxes on my ever growing to do list is one of my great joys.  It’s tough to know how much time to dedicate to getting things in order, especially when there are so … Continue reading

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