Oh, I am so very tired. It is almost midnight and I just got back from the Yoga Challenge Party which was so wonderful, as usual. I will write more about it tomorrow but I will leave you with a picture. I don't want to break my streak here! There are 2 people missing: Sarah … Continue reading The Last Day of the Yoga Challenge
Tomorrow at this time, the Yoga Challenge at Main St Yoga will be over for another year. One of the Challengers, and a fellow blogger, posted this on her blog today. She’s a terrific writer and her words touched me. Quite the testimonial, no? Thank you, Brittany! Much love.
Today is day 29 of the Elite Yoga Challenge. It’s been a breeze this year. The hardest part has been juggling the kids and traveling for childcare on days that my wonderful fiancé can’t make it home from work in time.
I haven’t blogged daily this year (obviously) about the challenge. At first, I meant to. But then I came to the realization that I didn’t need the accountability like in past years. I simply NEEDED the yoga and the companionship from my yoga tribe. So I decided to be intentionally selfish and soak it ALL up myself instead of sharing it. “Be selfish to be selfless”. That sort of thing.
Now that it’s almost over I’ll admit that my (almost ever-present) anxiety is starting to flair up. I have issues. There are 59 days until my wedding. My to-do list for said wedding is still pretty long (though I…
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When a student walks into my studio without a mat, the first thing I think is: newbie. Not that there is anything wrong with being a newbie. We all started as newbies. But the thing about walking into a yoga studio without a mat is, unless you are traveling, it means that you really haven’t … Continue reading The Matter of Your Yoga Mat
The Healthy and the Focused are going run the world. They will be the only ones who will be able to. Who else will be able to run companies and businesses, create art, make breakthroughs in science and technology? Who else will innovate? In addition, the Healthy and the Focused will be the only ones able … Continue reading How To Own The World
Today I walked into Wegmans and the first thing I smelled was the coffee. It was a cold, raw day. I was tired. On the drive over I thought about stopping at The Soulful Cup for a latte. In my mind I saw myself standing at the counter, ordering a latte, not to go, but … Continue reading Who Would Know?
I often catch myself wishing I could talk to someone who reads the same kinds of books I read: non-fiction, self-development, new business paradigm-books. Also, books about the latest in neuroscience or the positive psychology movement, or mindfulness, or the place where spirituality and technology meet. Nobody I know reads those kinds of books. Nobody … Continue reading Reading
“Commitment is doing the thing you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.” —Darren Hardy, The Compound Effect I think it is fairly easy to go to yoga every day. It might not be easy on the body, or the ego, but it is easy … Continue reading The Real Challenge of a Yoga Challenge
I want to start an Open Practice time in May at the studio. What I mean by "open practice" is that I will commit to being at the studio, Monday through Friday at 7 AM in May for an hour's practice. I am not going to teach yoga on those mornings. I am going to … Continue reading Accountability Hacks
This blog is still such a mystery to me. I wish I knew what I was doing. I wish I knew WHY I write it. I think one way I try to look at blog content is through the lens of: What can I help you with today? What is a problem you are currently … Continue reading Wondering Why I Blog
In the mornings I am reading Thinner This Year. This is dangerous for my health coaching client because this book is scaring me. It pulls no punches when it comes to laying out just what happens when you eat crap. My client eats crap. My client doesn't exercise enough. Today he proudly told me that … Continue reading Stronger This Year