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What's in a name?

Eva is derived from Hebrew meaning “life.” Maxine originates in Latin. It means “great.” Last year, my Mom told me that she was so happy I was beginning to live the essence of my name ~ a great life. Not great as in full of achievements, but full of happiness, adventure, joy & love. I’ve been thinking lately... how wonderful is this lifetime? This life when my name is Eva & I’m a yoga teacher who gets to travel & share such meaningful work? How divine is the humour of everything I’ve seen, created, achieved, lost, found, explored, accepted, released & realized? How amazing is this lifetime that I am sharing with the most beautiful, wise, crazy souls that are each finding their own way too.

From Paris with Love

My heart is feeling so open from three days of taking myself to Paris! ​​I’ve always pictured traveling here as a romantic affair. And as it turns out, the last 72hrs were all about love. Feeling love within the walls of my own body. Witnessing art, architecture & beauty that resonates with the frequency of my heart. Eating the foods (and enjoying the wines) I love. Sitting in quiet cafes, reading & writing and sincerely enjoying my own company. I promise you this has not always been my experience. During my years of anxiety I felt so uncomfortable to be alone with my own presence. I remember once feeling terrified of a three hour drive to see my best friend because I did not want to s

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