Shining bright like a diamond
We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky
Shine bright like a diamond
Shine bright like a diamond
I have a meme on my Instagram page with “Baby Yoda” (because, who doesn’t love Baby Yoda?). Under his picture reads: “When they say they love all your flaws and you weren’t aware you had any.” Can you imagine if you thought you had absolutely NO FLAWS? How would you act? How would you live out your life?
Mul (or Mool) refers to the root, as in mulaband (root lock), or muladhara (root chakra). Our root center informs our sense of security. Often when we think security, we think job, money, roof over our heads, and food on the table. There's that. There's also the sense of security in belonging. In our longing to belong, we seek external approval and make decisions based on our need to be a part of a group. When this seems out of reach, we become vulnerable to addictions.
This mantra forges...
Sleep is restorative and necessary for your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. But what happens when sleep eludes you? If you have trouble falling asleep, or you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep… you’re not alone. Every month, there are almost 5 million google searches about sleep. Yes, that’s 5 million, every month. And yes, I’ve been there too which is why I'm sharing 3 ways to use meditation when you can’t...
Stress. It happens to all of us. Yep, even yogis.
The key is to have your early detection system activated so you can recognize the stress and take action. Know your early warning signs - perhaps irritability, tension in your shoulders, poor sleep, digestive issues, eating too much sugar… take a moment and write down what you experience when you start to feel stressed.
Next, take action:
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” ~ Muhammad Ali
This quote is my regular reminder to keep moving through discomfort and pain.
Training comes in a variety of forms - sure there is the physical training, but there’s also the daily mental training of life. Perhaps it's the difficult conversation you need to have with your partner, being assertive with your co-worker,...
Your story is real. It made you who you are. If you’ve survived your story, that means you’ve taken the steps to survive it, and you have something incredible to share. If you’ve survived some of it and are still working through the rest, you still have survived some of it and have those incredible pieces to share.
Stop making your story your burden and your excuse.
Become the hero you were meant to be. Step out of that story, use it as your cape, and show others the...
Pay attention to how you talk to yourself.
Take the next 48 hours and observe what you say to yourself. Is your self-talk loving and supportive, or is it harsh and critical? Maybe it depends on the circumstances, but take time to notice what’s happening, because unchecked negative thoughts about yourself are damaging. Bringing awareness to your thoughts creates opportunity to stop the thought, check it for accuracy, and change it.
Your self-talk is your mantra. The word...