In my last post, I wrote about following your dreams and not settling. You might be thinking, that sounds like a nice idea, but it’s easier said than done. And you’re right, it’s not easy to fulfill our goals. Sometimes, bad habits get in the way, sometimes we need more structure, sometimes we need help.
"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose,
for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down,
but the staying down." - Mary Pickford
While Christmas time is often a time of cheer for many, it can be overwhelming and chaotic to others. This is truly one of my favorite times of the year; my tree is up, my house is decorated, and I even managed to squeak in a day with my family to bake some cookies.
I want to confess something, something that has been weighing heavily on my mind and heart. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that lately, I have been feeling down; with all that is being revealed in the news, threats between leaders, mass shootings, sexual assault – I sometimes find it hard to remain positive and not let all the sadness get to me.
Halloween has come and gone and let me tell you it has been quite the fight for, yet ultimately, loss of self-control; I won’t lie to you, I have definitely snuck into my kids treats on several occasions. And odds are, I will probably sneak in a few more times before they are completely gone.
And with the holidays fast approaching, the temptations become even more enticing. On top of all that, weekends seem to book up fast, with parties, holiday events, and trying to make sure that I have everything that I need to get done completed in time for the holidays.
I love this time of year, I really do. As we speak, the front of my house is covered in Halloween decorations, from cobwebs with spiders, to spooky ghosts and hanging lights. I love getting into the spirit of the season, with my two young boys getting excited to dress up and go trick-or-treating, I find myself becoming excited as well.
Strrrreeeaaaccchhh up. Hold and release.
Feels nice to stretch flow doesn’t it?
Hold on a second…...stretching and nice do not go together. Those tight muscles and tendons hurt!
You have one hour to:
For most of us, this isn’t that hard to imagine. This is your every day. Every morning you hustle and, every morning you are a rockstar.
There you are. Standing at the top of your mat. Heaving in tadasana. Perspiration gushing. Your self-consciousness and sweat puddle expanding at rates only the Buddha is comfortable with.
You have already tried to hide it. Everyone knows. Isn’t it obvious you created a pool for the whole class to cannon ball into? How could anyone ignore you’re not doing yoga anymore? It’s clear you are swimming laps… right?
Wellness is the new "diet." It’s the new buzzword attracting health gurus and enthusiasts by the masses. However, most of us are still left confused, distracted, and frankly, a little uninspired by what we’ve come to discover. Anyone can claim that they are incorporating wellness. We can all sprinkle the word around like a Houston afternoon rain shower but, it does not mean any of us truly know what wellness is, let alone how to embody it throughout our day-to-day.
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