Monday Moment: Feel it out

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Just another Monday? Sleepy, boring, stressful, ugh? Maybe, if that’s how you see it.

It’s either the first day of a five-day grind full of work, obligations and agendas, or it’s the beginning of a new week that holds infinite promise and potential for moments of joy, fun, and ease. Yes, that’s right, you may even get a few breaks in there, if you make the space for them. Even the unavoidable work part doesn’t have to be all that bad, if you look for the positive outcomes you create through it.

It may take some effort, and even feel a little forced, to try on a fresh perspective, but it the new angles you discover might just turn your whole week around.


Kicked back

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A few weeks ago, I was traveling in another state, and caught a yoga class at a studio I had been to a few times years ago. It’s a beautiful space, and I remembered the teacher when I saw her name on the schedule. I was in vacay-mode and ready to relax. I arrived, rolled out my mat, and prepared for some zen.

The class was pretty full, and about five minutes into it, I’m stretching into down dog and the guy next to me decided the shirt he’d placed by the side of his mat was too close for comfort. So, he kicked it. Just a little. It didn’t really go anywhere. Soooo…he kicked it again. Harder this time. And where did it go?

Yup. The back of my mat. Read More


Questionable story

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How are you at pep talks? When a friend needs a little boost to make it through a tough time or challenging experience, are you one of those people who can usually give them the motivation they need to keep going? I mean, we can all quickly say “You got this” when we see someone on the strugglebus, but some people seem to have a gift for saying exactly the right thing to ignite the spark that keeps the fire lit a little longer. Certain people can do that for others AND for themselves as well… Read More