So what about your relationship with your body? So what about it? Are you having this awesome healthy joyful relationship with your body? Or… Do you think you are fat, maybe too fat? Do you think you are skinny, maybe too skinny? Do you criticize yourself when you take a look in the mirror? Are you ever satisfied?
“Are you a good listener?” Most of us would say, “Yes, of course!” But what does that mean, really? For some it means, “I never interrupt when someone else is speaking.” For another, “I never forget what someone says.” For still another, “I never check my phone when someone else is speaking.” And today, perhaps, “If I am on a call, I never answer another one.”
Setting an intention can help you create a positive lifestyle, but what else do we know about intentions? Truth is, before I started my yoga teacher training in October I knew very little about setting intention. I knew that it felt good to have an intention, and I knew that my yoga teacher gave me time during each class to set one. But I still had so many unanswered questions like…What is an intention? Why is it important to have one? What can your intention do for others lives? And why are we taking time to set intentions in yoga class?
What story are you telling yourself today? Are you forward thinking, always moving towards what you desire? Or are you living in the past, carrying around an old story that is no longer serving you? As humans, we sometimes do this and I’ve been seeing & hearing it a lot lately, from clients, in the media and just in life generally.
Aren’t kids amazing? When we can watch them, nurture them, stand back and let their personalities bloom and grow, it’s just an amazing experience. I never imagined that being a grandparent would be such a fun journey!
Today I have a fun story to share about my oldest granddaughter, Abbi. She is almost 4 years old with an old soul that is so filled with an innate wisdom and love, a day with her is always a fun adventure.
I remember when people would suggest to me that I start meditating, I would feel a surge of resentment and overwhelm. I wanted to have more flow and ease in my life, but taking 20 minutes out of my day seemed like one more task to add to my already packed life. Like eating more …
My father always told me to “listen before you speak.” If you don’t know him it’s important you know that he is a very wise man. Throughout his professional career, whether he is talking to his mentor, coworker, or customer base he listens with attention and focus! His way of active listening prompts trust in those he is talking to.
A humans, we can spend a lot of time and attention on what our bodies “should” be. It’s easy to get caught up in focusing on what our bodies are not, instead of what they are. I have been taking small moments out of my day to honour my body, and have been very pleased …