In the process of waking up, there are many stages and each has their exciting pieces and the parts that are full of fear.
One of my most feared places during this process is looking at the gap between where I am now, and where I want to be.
If you have dreams, this gap can strike insurmountable fear into any mere mortal!
And yet, the only way to get there is to keep moving forward.
Sometimes I get scared of even looking at ...
So often I find my throat tight, caught, thick, constricted. Even as I type this, I can feel the constraint closing my throat - holding me back - keeping me silent.
I feel overwhelmed by how much there is to speak out about! What do I start with? What do I focus my attention and energy on? What matters the most to me? It all matters the most to me! I care about it all!
So, where can I best focus my attention?
I can use my life, my voice,...
Do you know your core values? Are you living in alignment with your values?
Let's back up...A simple definition of values is: "One's judgement of what is important in life."
What do you consider to be important? What are the behaviours, energies, and considerations that matter to you?
Core values usually stick with you - they're the ones that you may not always be aware of, but you feel out of sorts when you're not in alignment...
What the F does that even mean!? Notice without judgement?
If you follow me, you know that I talk a lot about noticing. Notice when you fall back into a habit. Notice when you say something that doesn't sit right in your gut. Notice your reactions. Notice....blah, blah, blah!
And, try to release the judgement.
If you've found yourself saying something along the lines of: "Lady, I'm noticing myself f*ck up a lot. How is this supposed to...
Disclaimer: I felt called to write this post. This is my niche! I love making these lessons feel accessible! I love the idea that you can create your life, no matter what your background and past experiences are! That said, I am feeling incredibly fearful of actually posting this because I don't want to lead people down a path they don't know how to get out of. Please, listen to your inner knowing. You know yourself better than anyone....
I have so much to say. And so much seems to be caught.
I can feel my throat. Tight. Stuck.
It makes me feel the need to cry. This needs to escape.
Holding it in makes me feel sick.
I have something to say about a "documentary" I recently watched. I have something to say about the climate. I have something to say about the state of our culture. I have something to say about the hate that has captured us; taken us hostage. I have something...
Do you also experience this? When you get super excited about something, then you get in your own way!?
You know that you're in your way.
You know that you're making excuses or blowing up the challenge.
You know that the next step is just to take a step!
Yet, that deceptively friendly voice inside your head starts to question your big goals. And you listen. Because you always have. It's easy. It's habit. You may not even know that...
I'm actually not sure where to start this post, but I know I need to write it!
I attended the first weekend course of my journey to become a coach (a professional coach? a life coach? a Co-Active coach? a life-enriching coach? a balance coach?). I definitely didn't know what to expect, but I went in with an open mind.
I have an infinite level of gratitude and respect for the amazing group of people who experienced this weekend along...
Practice and all is coming ~Pattabhi Jois
Learning is messy!
You gain new knowledge, you get excited to implement that knowledge, you try out that new knowledge, and...you fall...flat.on.your.face!
What happens when you fall?
I fluctuate between beating myself up and ignoring that it happened. Honesty. It can be ugly, but there you go. That's my current reality.
I am trying to get better at acknowledging the potential for growth, and...
Welcome to The Simply! The Simply is the growth of my blog Simply Life.Food.Fitness. and is here to provide you with the knowledge and tools to help you live a happier, healthier, more balanced life.
You will find blog posts about taking yoga off the mat, coaching concepts, life musings, and more. You will also find simple tips to implement as you make shifts towards a happier, healthier, more balanced life. In addition, you...