Go ahead. Let yourself “feel all the feels.” And don't be worried if you don’t actually know specifically how or what you're feeling. Knowing you are a mess and need to do something to sort yourself out is enough. A good trick is to unroll your mat. There’s no better place than there to figure out that it’s just life that you’re feeling.
Being yourself is hard. It is easy to get mixed up by the advice and pressures from the world around you. Mindfulness practices such as yoga, meditation and journaling can help you hear more clearly and walk more surely to the beat of your own drum.
Do the good thing. Say the kind words. Even when you’re having a bad day. You might never know how your generosity impacts others. But, as soon as you choose to make someone else’s day a great one, you will realize that your day just got a little better, too.
Ready. Set. GO! Does September Feel Like You’re on the Starting Line of a Race You aren’t Ready For?
Does September leave you feeling like you're at the starting line of a race you're not quite ready for? It is possible to bring some of summer's slower, quieter rhythms into the mad dash of this busy time of year.
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.
Are you feeling burdened by the work of taking care of something or someone else? Yoga teaches us to take care of ourselves so that we're better able to care for the people and things that fill our lives.
Are you addicted to being busy? There are many ways this can manifest in your life and regular "pauses" in your productivity is one way to create a healthier relationship with busy-ness.
Moving heals us inside and out: daily movement can give us all a little extra energy, a shot of healing, and a burst of mental brightness, and transformed my son's recovery from a chronic disease.
It's not selfish to take care of yourself. In fact, a regular self-care practice is not just good for you, it actually makes you better able to take care of others too.