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“If your presence doesn’t work, neither will your word.” ~ Gabrielle Bernstein quoting Yogi Bhajan in her book “The Universe Has Your Back” When we speak, it is not just our words that carry the message forward, it is also our energy, vibes and the state of mind. As speakers who want to create greater […]






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Don’t sweat the small stuff – just sweat. Keep your body hot and your mind cool. Breathe in peace and calm, breathe out love and joy. Stir drinks, not emotions. Twist torsos, not words. Cartwheel around sensitive topics. Invert perspectives to get the right side up. Feel your roots and bend like a willow. Even […]






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Words of all kinds traverse our meadows… Words that bend minds, Words that shoot arrows. Words light up hearts, And words hide in the shadows. When we share words, we share facts, ideas, opinions, but those are not the only things we share. Words create a unique blend of energy around the message, just like […]






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As a long-time student of yoga, I have come to appreciate the quiet helper that is there for us in a variety of situations if we care to notice – our own breath. We often take it for granted, but if we learn to pay attention to it and work with it consciously, it can […]






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Using BYOD in teaching and public speaking

by Anastasia on August 12, 2016






I recently returned from the University of Iowa where we held a 4-day workshop within our 2016 STARTALK grant program “Bridging the Gap: STARTALK, Teachers and High Tech.” This live workshop was a culmination of a four-week online training of teachers of Russian from various colleges and schools in the US on the use of […]






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