March 2, 2018

Recently I started reading and also doing Julia Camerons book called The Artist Way.  The book kept showing up in my path so I figured I should listen to that message.  From the start of the book, you have to commit to three pages of free flow writing daily which has taken me anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.  On top of that, you also have to take yourself on an Artist’s Datewhich is another two-hour commitment per week.  My initial enthusiasm quickly got replaced by a sense of dread as I had just added another thing to my ever-growing to-dolist.  Im big on efficiency so I really started questioning if this was the best use of my time before getting started.  Im also extremely curious and curiosity won out.  I was interested to see if a successful book like this with such amazing testimonials, would work on me or perhaps for me.

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February 7, 2018

Your Ego is not Your Amigo!

“Ego is an imposter, imposing on the real you, making you think you are something that you’re not.” – Oprah

On the bathroom walls of Forward-Fold where I teach and film my online classes, reads: “Your ego is not your amigo.”  

I have no idea what student wrote this on the wall as when the studio opened, the owner Matt, allowed peeps to write whatever they wanted.  I often use this phrase in class and life.  The ego is an imposter and a real son-of- a-bitch.  It will haunt us forever so we better teach it its place and build a better relationship with it.  

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February 5, 2018

Last week in my classes, the ongoing theme was knowing your WHY.

Why we do what we do? Why do we choose the city we live in? A particular career? Our friends? Our life partners?

It all started with me trying to decide if I wanted to lead a Fall 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. I kept searching and asking myself why, as this training is a huge task and I just couldn’t come up with enough answers to excite me.

I tend to always need to know the WHY of my choices. At the same time, I was very disappointed in the actions of a friend and I kept asking myself, is this friendship worth fighting for? Why would I choose to fight for this?

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January 28, 2018

Memorial Day weekend 2017, I had the privilege of teaching at lightninginabottle.org

Think Burning Man with fewer drugs and more conscious awareness. I remember, before going, reading a quote about imagination. It was something along the lines of, 

“Your imagination is yours and yours alone. With it, you can create your masterpiece or you can create your hell.”

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