I read a frustrated blog post recently from someone I love and respect. The author expressed her concern for our world and all it's problems. She shared how, on the one hand, she is disillusioned by all the fear, pollution, excess, and pain in the world.
On the other hand, she desired so passionately to help create change. She struggles with the questions of not only how, but where to begin. She has grown frustrated with the seeming impossibility of it all.
This morning I attended my weekly meridian yoga class.
My feelings during class are usually ones of peace, calm, and clarity. I enjoy it because in addition to the physical workout, it focuses on energy channels in the body. Leaving me feeling clear and invigorated.
But this morning's class felt very different. Miserably so.
My body felt thick, tight, and fidgety. My mind was racing and wouldn't settle down. And the prevailing voice in my head as we went through the opening poses was one of a cranky, overtired 5 year old. The tranquil smile...
When I was a kid, I LOVED stories. I read them. I wrote them. Sometimes my little Sister* and I would dress up and act them out. (*We call each other "Snish" - don't ask.)
I once made a "book on tape" for her, using our clunky old cassette player. It was Snishy's favorite book, "Sammy the Seal." I painstakingly recited each page, re-recording when I screwed up. I even mimicked the "BEEP" sound to remind her to turn each page.
Despite all my labors, Lil' Snish didn't apprecia...
Barry Neil Kaufman said, "The way we choose to see the world creates the world we see."
Most of us know by now that the energy we give to things is what shapes our mood, emotions, and our world in general. We also recognize, on some level, that we are responsible for what we create. Makes sense, right? Joy invites joy, and misery...well, you know the deal.
So I understand the "what" and "why". I struggle with the "HOW." How do I get better at staying in my natural joyful state? (Like when I was a little kid.) How...
So as many of you know, I've recently left my full time job to start my own coaching business. For the first time in decades, I followed my heart and my body, which were screaming for a change. Plowing through my fear, I made a plan and I stuck with it. I gave my notice, and now, here I am, a few weeks later, on the other side of corporate life, sitting at my kitchen table, writing this blog and WORRYING MY ASS OFF!
See here's the thing: I know I'm a good coach. I'm no expert, but I know I can help people return to joy in the...
"I think when you are truly stuck, when you have stood still in the same spot for too long, you throw a grenade in exactly the spot you were standing in. And jump. And pray. It is the momentum of last resort."
-Renatta Adler from Speedboat
I came upon this quote recently while reading a great book called "Tracks" by Robyn Davidson. My first thought was, Holy crap that is totally ME!
This realization got me thinking. Why am I like that? Why do I allow myself to stay in situations looooong after I realize they are no good for me? Why is change...