Tag : confidence

I Want to Stop Now

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When challenges come, do you rise to the occasion or do you quit?  Do you become depressed or do you realize that challenging moments define you?  I was reading “Journey into Power” by Baron Baptiste and I really loved this passage in his book: “It is generally possible for people to get into most of […]

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Today’s post is very special.  My friend, Todd Hoffer, shares his intimate, personal story about his addiction to alcohol and his lifelong struggle with finding a better path.  I knew “of Todd” from the time I was a teenager because he was in a band with his brother.  From my vantage, he was the cool guy that went […]

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“Hope springs eternal in the human breast.” Alexander Pope When we are down, beaten, broken or overwhelmed, a smile, a touch or gentle word can lift us high above our problems. When we feel hopeless, a loving deed or prayer or thought can change our entire outlook even when the situation remains unchanged. When we […]

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Sometimes Letting Go is Giving

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“Holding on is believing that there’s only a past;  letting go is knowing that there’s a future.”  ~Daphne Rose Kingma Sometimes the holidays are filled with sadness.  Perhaps we are more poignantly aware of our missing loved ones during this time because the holidays revolve around family and loving one another.  We may find ourselves broken-hearted […]

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What is Yoga to You?

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To me? Yoga is nothing and everything. Yoga is building strength and accepting weakness. Yoga is gaining confidence and giving up pride. Yoga is inspiration and realization. Yoga is rising to the challenge and letting go of expectations. Yoga is quiet contemplation and bold exploration. Yoga is less and more. Yoga is without and within. […]

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Unlimited Potential

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“Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.”             ~Rick Pitino I love this quote.  It says so much about how we can improve ourselves and lays responsibility for improvement squarely at our own feet.  I felt compelled to find out more about […]

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The Long and Arduous Journey to Truth

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Sometimes the road to truth can be overwhelming.  Discovering a truth is really like turning on a lightbulb.  The moment the truth unveils itself to us happens in a flash.  We see clearly; we understand; we sometimes berate ourselves for not having learned it faster. The instant of understanding happens in a flash, but the […]

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“All successful people, men and women, are big dreamers.  They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.”  ~Brian Tracy I admit that I am not cut from the corporate mold.  I do not excel under the bureaucracy that […]

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Whenever we take on the most honorable of professions, the role of teacher, we immediately become accountable to our students.  We give and receive inspiration as teachers, whether or not we realize or desire it.  Students look to us for guidance, reassurance, help and understanding.   We are all teachers at some point in our […]

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“We gain strength, courage and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…we must do that which we think we cannot.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt Quality 27:  Confident Good yoga teachers are confident.  Their confidence in themselves and also their students radiates calm and assurance.  Confident yoga teachers challenge their […]

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