A Practice in Authenticity

Firsts are scary. Really scary. Firsts require that we do something new and unfamiliar. Firsts require us to expose ourselves to the world at the risk of being judged or rejected or both. And often, we are so scared by firsts or by the memory of unsuccessful or failed firsts that we may retreat to avoid the risk.

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Motherhood + Entrepreneurship

Really, there is no difference between growing a baby and growing a business. Like motherhood, I had no control over timing, pace or creation. What I was growing had a mind of it’s own. I had no idea what was happening inside of me and each month as it grew, I was thrilled. In that time, I was growing ideas and dreaming of possibilities. I was full of excitement and worry, fear, promise and doubt. 

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Awaken To Your Needs

Throughout the gentle yoga practice, I stopped and journaled. Usually I jotted down a question and continue to move and process. It’s a form of meditation that I’ve learned to use to help with my busy ‘hamster wheel mind.’ My question was, “what is needed?” As I moved and engaged with the women and girls in the room, I had my answer! All I had to do was put my two conscious words together “NEED” and “AWAKE”. 

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Body Image Isn't About The Body Afterall

We soon realize that although our intentions are pure and we aim to feel better, we inevitably further our fear because we cannot correct our fear through physical changes, we correct our fear by sitting with it calmly and leaning into it’s message. Within the message of fear is a whisper asking you to be just a little bit stronger than you were the moment before. 

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3 Ways Setting Goals Can Harm Us

When we set goals without being thoughtful, we lose is the opportunity to pivot, adjust and change our course when it's no longer working for us.  What we get is burnt out and dissatisfaction.  If we begin to see life as a series of processes and goals we soon realize that the attention should go on the 99% and let the 1% be whatever is meant to bee. 

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