About Paula Gardner

Mom. Author. Yoga Teacher. Ayurveda Consultant. Marketing Maniac. Chief Happiness Officer. It all counts because YOU count.

Just ask…

Just ask…

When you want to know something about someone, just ask them.

When you want to know how someone feels about something, just ask them.

When you want to get information about someone or something or an event or an activity,

just ask.

I’m sure I’m not the only person who was raised to 

or interpreted 

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or expected

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By |January 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Soften your hips. See more beauty.

Ayurveda (the ancient Indian art and science of health and well-being) believes that the mind, the body, the spirit are inseparable:  What we do for (or to) one, we do for (or to) the others.

And so it’s no surprise that science in recent years has discovered/confirmed that emotions manifest in the body.  By injecting dye […]

By |January 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Sacred Pause

What is a Sacred Pause? In our busy, hectic, crazy lives, do we stop for a moment? look around? take a breath? stop what we’re doing and give our attention to the sky? a hug? the child in front of us? It’s important to remember this: At any moment in our super-charged […]

By |January 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Happy New Year! We begin again

Focusing on intentions…We begin again.

The other day, I got to lead a New Year/New Moon ritual at my favorite local yoga studio.

It’s something that I’ve done on my own the last few ends-of-the-year and I thought I’d enjoy sharing it with folks who were interested.

It was, indeed, lovely to lead people in a practice accessible […]

By |January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Let Peace Begin With Me

Margaret Mead, renowned anthropologist, wrote, “What people say, what people do and what people say they do are often very different things.”

My Dad, in his keen self-awareness used to tell us, “Do as I say and not as I do.”

Eknath Easwaren wrote a book that he titled, “Your Life Is Your Message.”

Children are amazing observers […]

By |December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Namaste!

As the sun illuminates the moon and the stars, so let us illuminate one another.

Namaste

~ Anonymous.

We are here to take care of each other. To do so, we must first take care of ourself.

~Thich Nhat Han.

Do you have the patience to wait…until the mud settles and the water is clear, until the right action occurs […]

By |December 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Following my own advice

I believe you know this feeling.

Let me know if I’m on target or not:

My to-do list just got longer as I realize that I want and need to buy a welcome gift for a baby born over a month ago.  I’ve been meaning to….and I keep forgetting;

I added a responsibility to my already-full schedule because […]

By |December 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|4 Comments

The Art of Doing Nothing

The Art of Doing Nothing

Each morning, well…MOST mornings…I sit and write my intentions for the day:  

I intend to feel; I intend and get to do; I intend to let God, the Universe,the Angels, Life take care of….

It is remarkably helpful in keeping me anchored in each moment. I’m able, throughout my day, to pull myself […]

By |November 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Each time

Each time…

Today is World Kindness Day.

No act of kindness is too small.  It all counts.

Each time we gaze INTO another’s eyes;

Each time we smile at another person;

Each time we give a sincere compliment about ANYthing—a brilliant word choice, a lovely pin, a terrific parking job, an awesome idea;

Each time, we listen with our full attention, NOT […]

By |November 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

EveryDay Ways® To Turn Your Day From ARRRRGH to AHHHHH

As we head into one of the more stress filled times of our year, I thought I’d share with you a list of things that I prepared as a presentation for teachers, park administrators, parents to be used for themselves and with their children.

I’m very aware that we absolutely do not need yet another list […]

By |November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments