Tag : willpower

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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Me, meet Me.

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“Yoga is a great place to meet your true self.  With enough practice, focus and dedication, you will learn about yourself.  In the most challenging of poses, if you stay and don’t run away, you will learn.” This last week I have contemplated quite a bit about our bodies and how we are often captives […]

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What is Your Intention?

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“When you set an intention, when you commit, the entire universe conspires to make it happen.” ~Sandy Forster We often set our intention for our yoga practice before we begin moving.  Sometimes we are able to keep our intention present throughout our practice, but most often, we forget.  Change and commitment are difficult and yet […]

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Life Isn’t an Either-Or Proposition

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“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” ~Teddy Roosevelt As I was training with the kettlebell this morning, I […]

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“New Year’s Day.  A fresh start.  A new chapter in life waiting to be written.  New questions to be asked, embraced and loved.  Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery.  Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand.  Only dreams […]

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“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror and asked myself:  ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ and when the answer has been, ‘No’ for too may days in a row, I know I need to change […]

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Be Unashamedly and Unabashedly YOU!

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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson How often we have heard, “Just be yourself and you’ll be fine.”  How often have we dismissed the sage and simple advice as nonsense, as we stubbornly try to stuff our size eight personality into a size […]

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This last weekend of teacher training in Grand Rapids was amazing.  My heart is so full that I feel as if it couldn’t hold anything else right now.  Though the weekend was technically a make-up weekend, I feel as if it were the pinnacle and all of the previous learning came together in a magical, […]

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  “I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.” ~ Winston Churchill As the end of the next to last teacher training closed on Sunday, Mimi asked us each to share “one word” for the week.  The word that bubbled up was “ready,” so I spoke it.  “But am […]

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As I walk/jogged on the treadmill over the weekend, I watched the movie “Ice Age.”  While plodding along, I laughed as Scrat the squirrel gets blown off a cliff with his whole hoard of nuts.  As he is falling through the sky, acorns surrounding him, he begins to collect the nuts.  He is so focused […]

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