Monday Moment: Unforeseen events

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Over the weekend, the seasons shifted. Depending on where you are, it either officially became Fall or Spring. Equinoxes are transitions in and of themselves, but as opposed to solstices (Winter and Summer), they take us into seasons of change as well. So, basically, if nature were an airport, you just stepped onto the moving walkway.

Wherever you live and whatever the season, you can’t escape change. You can resist it, yes, but it’s coming for you regardless, and it doesn’t require an invitation. Mindfulness helps you first accept this reality, and then, it gives you the presence to go with the flow. You never know where it may be taking you, and it chances are, it’s worth the trip.

Photo credit: Helena Lopes


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.


Eyes over here

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I’m a yoga teacher, and I tend to use yoga analogies both in and out of the studio space. One of my faves is to “keep your eyes on your own mat,” which could be more roughly translated to “mind your own business.” Important business it is, though, and it needs your full attention. Your path is only yours, and the choices, opportunities and mistakes of other people aren’t your concern. Even more, they’re certainly not a map for your journey.

Whether through FOMO or just pure inspiration, spending too much time worrying about whether you’re on the “right” track in comparison to someone else takes away from the depth of your own experience, on your path. You know, the one no one else gets to walk. The one that’s exactly, ideally perfect for you, and only you. Don’t miss it; the traffic should be pretty light. ;-)