As a cup-is-always-half-full, silver-lining, eternal-optimist type of gal, the phrase NEW YEAR, NEW YOU makes me cringe. As much as I love the idea of a New Year, New You, from an Eastern Medicine perspective, it’s misleading and impossible. It implies you haven’t been YOU all this time in 2015, 2016, 2017...and poof, all … Continue reading How to make 2018 the most badass yet
We are different and we need our differences in order to be uniquely our own self. But there exists an illusion that differences equal bad and since we do not want to support the "bad" we disconnect. The illusion exists that because you are different, we cannot connect, or share similar experiences, bond, or have discussions regarding our differences. The illusion is just that, a false veil.
Yoga reminds us to look within ourselves when external things are triggering, upsetting, emotional, reoccurring, hurtful, etc. One of these self-inquiry practices is to ask, "How is this [in this case Izzy’s tantrums] a reflection of my own life?"
In many ways this meditation practice is really a blessing. You bless yourself, another, your community or family, and then all beings everywhere. It's a simple practice, easy to follow, and effective.
In doing some computer and smart phone cleaning, I found some pieces I had begun to write when we first moved here. Rather than try to weave them into one long story as if they actually represented now, I figured I'd literally cut and paste.
Before we moved, my friends, family, and I joked about how moving to Bahrain might just be the best move ever...given the upcoming elections. The jokes went both ways...if Hillary gets elected, better to be in Bahrain; likewise, if Trump gets elected, better to be in Bahrain. For me, I never wanted to see the US lead by...
In yoga, the personal practices toward uncovering one's true nature, self inquiry (svadhyaya) is a very powerful tool for releasing anything that disturbs the mind, especially feelings of fear, frustration, worry, jealousy, hate, and attachment to name a few. The practice of self inquiry and self reflection have been very powerful tools in my own life and have played a major role in my own physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing.
Heads up, this blog is not about Bahrain and more an inner monologue of my "nanny conundrum." Please only read on if you have a sincere interest in helping me grow as a person.
My kids were napping when I got to sit in this self-reflection and they were still napping so I decided to dig a little deeper. What, really, is fear? I've asked myself this question for years. It's a goodie. Something I enjoy contemplating.
Whether you like it or not it’s the time of giving. Giving gifts, giving your time to family, shopping, traffic, going to obligatory work functions, holiday parties and giving your immune system an extra test with travel. Unfortunately, if you're not careful and give too much, you end up sick, stressed out, overwhelmed, and the … Continue reading Gift Yourself this Holiday Season