Struggle Well Book

by Adrian Molina I wanted to take a moment to share with all of you the profound impact that “Struggle Well,” a book by Ken Folk and Josh Goldberg, has had on me, particularly in my work with The Boulder Crest Foundation and their program of the same name. “Struggle Well” isn’t just a book; it’s…

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My Interpretation of Grief: Inspired by Miley Cyrus

by Adrian Molina Do you remember that song from Miley Cyrus? “Wrecking Ball”?  That title. That is grief. Or at least that’s how it felt and feels to me.  This part of the song always gets me… “I put you high up in the sky And now, you’re not coming down It slowly turned, you…

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Discovering the Tranquility of 4-7-8 Breathing

by Adrian Molina Have you ever stumbled upon a technique in the most unexpected of places? For me, it was during a movie scene where a therapist introduced the 4-7-8 breathing technique to a client. Little did I know, this simple yet powerful practice would become a staple in my daily routine. Over the years,…

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The Transformative Power of Yoga and Mindfulness in Community Support

by Adrian Molina Yoga and mindfulness, traditionally seen as tools for personal development, are increasingly recognized for their potential to create significant social change. This transformative power lies in their ability to bring communities together, support marginalized groups, and foster a sense of interconnectedness. The essence of yoga and mindfulness extends beyond the confines of…

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The Tincture of Time

By Adrian Molina So, I caught the flu. The real deal. It hit me hard, keeping me down for over a week. I knew the fever was serious when I started seeing shadowy images of my dog Buddha dancing on the walls. That’s how high the fever was. It came out of nowhere, and despite…

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Building Bridges Not Walls

by Adrian Molina Immigration is a frequent topic of conversation these days—perhaps so much so that I often tune it out. To then realize, hold your horses Adrian, you are one, you were there. You know better. Very often we discuss topics and forget we are talking about people with hopes and dreams. Let’s fight…

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Unraveling Yoga – Dispelling Myths and Embracing the Journey

by Adrian Molina Yoga isn’t confined to the popular narrative of physical postures and flexibility – it’s an intricate tapestry weaving together body, breath, meditation, concentration, and ethical behaviors. It’s a life philosophy, a guideline for self-discovery, connection, and response to life’s diverse challenges. So, when asked, “What is yoga?” We say it’s a holistic…

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Embracing Neurodiversity in Yoga and Beyond

Adrian Molina In our diverse world, understanding and embracing neurodiversity is crucial. Neurodiversity recognizes and respects the different ways human brains function, encompassing both neurotypical and neurodivergent individuals. This concept is particularly relevant in areas like yoga, where inclusivity and understanding can profoundly impact participants. Understanding Neurodiversity and Neurodivergence: Neurodiversity refers to the range of…

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