Happy New Year! Happy New You...? We know how those new year resolutions go, don't we? So I'll be quick and to the point. If you're going to make any progress this year as far as your health is concerned (physical, emotional or spiritual) it will happen within supportive partnerships. If what you need support with is better self-care so you can sleep better, stress less and enjoy your life more, I may have what you need: a Naturally Stress-Free 6-week series. Class starts on Friday 1/11.
I hope yesterday's Harvest Moon has you reaping the fruits of past work, internal or external. Full moons can heighten some emotions or illumine previously buried ones, a good thing if you ask me. Still, double up on self-care. Maybe my new class can help with that...
Back in June I gave a workshop on healing anxiety at the Flatiron Athleta studio. It was very well received. Athleta's mission (empowering women and girls) and mine (holistic emotional healing) perfectly align, and so we are continuing to partner-up.
In this one-hour class (starting on 9/29 @1:45pm), we will focus on regulating and replenishing our nervous system. If you’re stressed, anxious, can’t sleep or just want a healthy time-out from your busy life this class is for you.
Anxiety arises as a result of too much movement in the mind, i.e. unbridled thinking. This is really what I have observed in myself, my friends and my clients: anxiety can always be traced back to a thought (or a hundred of them!), a fearful thought, often related to the future, and most of all a thought that we believe and react to. So, how do you keep the mind from thinking those thoughts? You don’t. Trying to control one’s thoughts is the last thing you want to do, for it will instead feed the very thoughts you are trying to get rid of. Instead you go the roundabout way.
It's January 2018! And I don't know you but I am overdue for a good sweat! It's all too easy during those cold winter months (at least here in New York) to stagnate, accumulate and feel dull all around, mind, skin and all.
The remedy? Shake Your Soul®!
“This is crazy.”
Perhaps like me you find yourself saying those words daily. Upon reading the latest shenanigans from DT, or that any civilian in the U.S could buy 33 guns in twelve months, or again that an iceberg twice the size of Luxembourg broke loose from Antarctica. Our capacity to keep it together is being challenged each and every day. I’ve been saying “this is crazy” so much for months that truth be told “crazy” is starting to sound a little un-crazy, a little too “same old, same old”. Alongside the words appalling, absurd or scary. So much in our world is figuratively and literally beyond words. But the fact that “crazy” has lost its mojo doesn’t mean that we could not really be going crazy if we don’t take precautionary measures.
Happy 5th everyone!
If you live in the United States I hope your holiday week-end was light and playful. I've got kids, well young adults, visiting from overseas so I'm officially 19 again. I love it! I love it because in typical scorpio fashion my tendency is to be serious. I've always found immense satisfaction in studying, contemplative practices and digging deep into the esoteric side of life. But it ain't light stuff! Too much introspection and meditation can get a tad heavy let me tell you.
Do you know how to efficiently handle the events in your life? In a way that leaves no toxic residue behind? If not, you must be familiar with some level of stress. Generally the energy of stress is tight. Stress makes us clench. It cuts off blood and energy flow to all body cells. Yet, according to Eastern medicine principles (Chinese or Ayurvedic for example), a pre-requisite for good health is good circulation, precisely! So stress is definitely bad news for your health. But some say stress has a purpose....Let me explain.
This is the last part of my series “A Summer to Declutter!”. Over the past few weeks we looked at ways to create more space in our head, lighten up, simplify and get stuff done. I am hoping by now you've implemented some of my recommendations and are enjoying greater clarity and focus as a result. Today I share with you my last few tips to keep your mind clutter-free. Obviously that list is not exhaustive. If you have a tip, technique or app perhaps, that's helped you big time to keep your head organized please share with all of us in the comment section.
Summer! The season of abundance, beach fun and berries, rosé for some, popsicles for others, picnics and siestas! Summer invites us to lighten up, as in a lighter diet, schedule, attitude. Perhaps like me you also enjoy getting rid of stuff to open up more space in your living quarters. But there's another kind of living quarters where all of us spend tons of time, that can often use de-cluttering. That “place” might even be your headquarters (hint... ) It's your head of course! How is your head? Is it neat and organized? Cramped and overflowing with junk? Let's make some room in there!