Tag: self-reflection

4 Simple Ways Yoga Can Support Your Nutrition & Weight Loss Goals

Are you part of the 71% of Americans who just resolved to diet or eat healthier? One of the 65% who resolved to exercise more? Or one of the 54% who resolved to lose weight? Yes, those are the percentages of Americans who claimed they made such resolutions for 2019, as reported by Statista: Given…
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Raise Your Resolutions to a Higher Plane: 5 Do’s & Don’ts for New Year Planning

I love the fresh start each new year brings. Like many people,  I certainly spent years making resolutions, only to find that I failed at keeping them. Sometimes I’d even make (and fail at) the same resolution over multiple years! I no longer make resolutions the same way. The changes I made to how I…
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A mind-body approach to goal setting

It’s flurrying here in New England this Christmas Eve, and I’ve been enjoying a quiet day inside catching up on some personal tasks. I’ve finally hung the vision board illustrating my top 6 values on the wall, my essential oil diffuser is making my office smell incredible, and there’s balsamic chicken thighs broiling in the…
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Looking back on 2017

The end of a year can trigger several different thoughts: A “thank God it’s over!” (I recall thinking this at the end of 2016, when it seemed like everybody died.) An enthusiastic “NOW it’s time to [insert fresh start item here]”! Regret in the form of, “I didn’t accomplish what I wanted to, or have…
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What Does the Trend of “Flaking” Show Us?

By “flaking” I primarily mean: “to bail out of something at the last minute”. I’ve noticed this happening a lot lately: whether it’s a service provider, a networking acquaintance, a friend, or a client, people seem to be dropping off and out of commitments left and right, and at the very last minute. I’ve considered…
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What Remains is Truly Beautiful

In a previous post I talked a bit about svādhyāya, and my love-affair with self-improvement in its various forms, both professionally and personally. Here are some follow-up thoughts for your pondering pleasure. My Initial Picture of “Residue” I still remember when I first heard my mentor use the word residue: my mind went to a…
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Staying AWARE; the eye of the storm

I must say I was pretty surprised not to find “moving” on the list of the 10 most stressful life events. And when you factor in a cross-country move with a significant other and an animal, I’d expect it to at least be in there! When I moved to Austin at the end of 2013,…
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What Getting Hit over the Head by the Universe Looks Like

Please Universe, just smack me! I have a friend who is often frustrated by the lack of clarity and specifics she receives in messages from the Universe. She’s not joking when she says, “I can’t understand what I’m supposed to do. I wish the Universe would realize this and just smack me upside the head…
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Confessions of a Multi-tasker

“Let go of what is no longer serving you.” This is something I hear (and say) in yoga classes all the time. Recently I’ve re-discovered that multi-tasking isn’t something that serves me anymore. Here’s what it typically looks like: I make a To Do list, or put things on my calendar to do at a…
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