Here's a tip: if you're trying to do 30 minutes of yoga a day and you have a massage scheduled in the evening, don't "save" (a.k.a. postpone) the yoga til after the massage. Trust me, your body would rather just relish the loose muscles and sleepy feeling.
It feels good to feel good. Why do we forget this? Or neglect it? Or choose to stay in an unhappy state, avoiding the things we know will help us to feel good? There are a lot of really complicated answers for those questions. Some have to do with habit, some with depression, some with... Continue Reading →
It's so frustrating to make plans, and base so many thoughts and actions around those plans - only to have someone else throw in a wrench and say, "nope, we're doing this now". Or, like I've had lately, the wrenches are more like opportunities to do what I want - but I'm so not ready!... Continue Reading →
This article is good, but the message is better. Keep fighting those inner demons. They aren't here to beat you, you are here to beat them. It's terribly hard some days, but every time you fight, you win. Sometimes only a tiny bit, but it's worth it. It's a beginning. Fight your fight, and know... Continue Reading →
Have you ever stopped to think about how much we are influenced by repeated cycles and events? For example, the holiday season. No one is truly immune to it, even when we avoid it. There is a greater sense of community, of connectedness, than at any other time of the year. There is more joy,... Continue Reading →
Taking care of myself has rarely been enough of a priority for me. I tend to focus on the needs of others, because often they seem to be easier to address. And because I sometimes have difficulty identifying my own needs. I've really gotten tired of waiting for other people to do the same for... Continue Reading →
Ever work with one of those people? The ones that you know have their hearts in the right place? They really mean well in everything they do. And meanwhile, you're thinking "Oh my god, kill me now. Will you stop being such an idiot?!?!?" I work with one. All day, five days a week. She's... Continue Reading →
Take a step. Just one. Doesn't matter how big or small, whether you move left or right, forward or even back. Take a step. For the love of all that is holy, don't stand still. When we don't move, we stagnate, suffocate ...fade. Don't fade away. Move. One more step. Every day.
I struggle with maintaining a perspective. Whether I am too close or too far away, I tend to stay there, viewing things in the same way. I like to see different perspectives, but sometimes it really takes a push for me to do so, especially when I am stressed. Really, I blow things way out... Continue Reading →