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I’m away from my regular haunt for the next few days as I’m dog-sitting. No television, no computer. This might possibly result in me getting some productive work done.

If nothing else, a lot of time will be spent thinking and writing. Yesterday, I had it confirmed that I’m teaching at the Atlantic 9-1-1 Conference in Halifax in October. This one is a really big deal for me because this is my professional peer group. Yoga turned out to be the route back from insanity. It was the only thing that helped with occupational burnout and I’m really ready to share some of what I’ve learned with my colleagues.

Thanks for reading and Namaste,

Kate

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About Kate MacKay

I'm a certified Viniyoga teacher, in Fredericton, NB. I was a 9-1-1 operator and emergency services dispatcher for 22 years. Surprisingly, the two worked well together, or as I liked to put it, from the sublime to the ridiculous -- all in a day's work. I'm currently off work as a result of a stress-induced cardiac condition that's thrown a few crimps in my lifestyle. I'm not actively teaching yoga in the classroom right now and probably won't for several more months. That said, this blog is one of the forms of practice I can do and I thank you for joining me in this exploration of all things yoga.

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  1. Wow! You are my hero! You are going to open a great big door with your sharing. Yoga has always (since I was 3 in some way or another) been a part of my life, but it has been integral in my own recovery from burnout. I came home from work one morning last October (see “Uncle” post on my blog), started crying before I took my uniform off (a no-no in my then-world) and didn’t think I could ever put it back on. Well, I did, but I’m doing a *lot* more yoga and have really shifted my habits since then. You will plant seeds that will sprout in small and large, obvious and private ways. Brava!

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  2. So true, so true…Truly and I mean this with all sincerity and humility, this is my dharma. I am called deeply and from the very pit of my innermost self I know that I must turn to my fellow emergency services workers — police, fire, EMT, 9-1-1, hospital staff, and say “Come. Follow me. There is a way out of this self-made Hell” and show them the trail of breadcrumbs that leads back to a place of joy.

    It scares the hell out of me, to be frank. The whole “who am I to speak on this subject? I’m not an “expert”.” is rearing its head. Your post on “enough” resonated so so deeply yesterday, I can’t yet explain it.

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