You Have the Power to Mindfully Respond Rather than React

You Have the Power to Mindfully Respond Rather than React

The ability to mindfully choose your response to a situation rather than mindlessly reacting goes a long way to smoothing out the rough edges of your experiences. It can make you more patient and more empathetic. It can help you to stay calm and centered. It can help you to understand and to honor your emotions without allowing them to dictate your actions.

We Often Forget that We Must Receive as well as Give

We Often Forget that We Must Receive as well as Give

It is critically important that we figure out what re-fills us and schedule these things into our lives. It is only when we do so that we can live our lives as the open-hearted, gracious, generous, compassionate and passionate people that we yearn to be.

How to Make Snap Judgments More Mindfully

How to Make Snap Judgments More Mindfully

Snap judgments can be surprisingly accurate. Practicing mindfulness can create more awareness of when we're making them, to help us avoid acting purely on bias or assumption.

Celebrate Every Step Along the Way.

Celebrate Every Step Along the Way

Have you every been so fixated on a goal that anything short of success feels like a failure? Your yoga mat is a great place to learn a concept called desireless practice where even the tiniest of baby steps is celebrated as growth.

Lean in to Relaxation

Lean in to Relaxation

Leaning in means to grab opportunities without hesitation. Sometimes these are opportunities to do more or work harder. Sometimes - just the opposite.

Being a Beginner is Good for You

Being a Beginner is Good for You

Being willing to let go of your expert status frees you for unlimited growth. It empowers you to listen and to think when someone asks “Why?” – not to defend the way you do things but with a beginner’s true, open-minded curiosity. Being willing to not be an expert enables you to continue to stretch into your potential.

A Step Backward is Not a Disaster

A Step Backward Is Not A Disaster

If life is consistent in one way, it’s that it very rarely (if ever) moves only forward. No matter how hard we’re working or how well we’re doing, we can bank on the fact that progress will always be interrupted by a little (or not so little) step backward. This is OK. Backward steps are a necessary part of the dance of life. And they almost always bear gifts that take us further forward than we could ever have gotten without them.