I loved this gentle listen explain the subtlety of yoga - how the breath impacts our experiences both on and off the mat, effects of yoga on the inner workings on the body and so many other educational tidbits - give it a listen
Do You Know You?
You can't properly show up for other people if you don't really know who you are and what your needs are and kind of have a sense of what your boundaries are ...... it's really important to just sit down and think about - OK, who am I? What do I want? What are my needs? How can I meet those? How can I ask other people for help and support? And once you have a sense of doing that, it just becomes so much easier to be generous and kind toward other people.
It is Not a Competition
"The mind is always trying to compare ourselves to others and create competition." It takes a bit of stillness to unwind ourselves from always looking at what someone else is doing and work instead on our ability to be challenged and satisfied with our own being. Good Food for Thought here!
Self Improvement vs Self Compassion
Self improvement vs self compassion?...... I believe we should always strive to develop the best of ourselves to share with others... but when might self improvement interfere with our ability to have self compassion......
Let It Go
I was all over Marie Kondo years ago but this is the best guidance I have heard on actually doing the very hard work of letting stuff go.......
Why We Do What We Do
Understanding yourself always makes for better relationships and understanding why we do what we do….. I enjoyed this interview with Gretchen Rubin - give it a listen…. She talks about how people respond to internal expectations (the ones you set for yourself) and external expectations (the ones others and society set for you) in four different ways. She also discovered that knowing which of the four you are — a Questioner, Obliger, Upholder or Rebel — is essential when it comes to breaking habits and making new ones….. Let me know which one you are…….
the power of prayer……. I found this such an amazing testament to the human capacity and a new look at how prayer and ritual can truly be life saving
...sometimes we hold the keys to our own jail cell..... I found some good food for thought here..
When Procrastination Makes You Feel Stuck
I am going to get to that - really……. If you have ever encountered procrastination, listen in….. Have you ever felt stuck? Listen in for a great tool to help get unstuck…….. Let me know what you think…..
IF you have small ears around you may need to turn down the volume for the first few minutes until after discussing the book title… but - - after that......, I really enjoyed Gary John Bishop’s perspective on self talk, perception and how it impacts the way we go through life….. How do you manage your self talk? Do you worry about what others think of you? Let me know if any of his comments resonate with you…...