Monday, March 18, 2019

Stop Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop & Enjoy The Abundance...

Have you ever watched a movie or television show and the protagonist is walking around as happy as a clam (I don't really get that saying but let's just go with it) and BOOM something bad happens.

I guess I have seen this play out one too many times because whenever I am extremely happy, I am always waiting for something bad to be right around around the corner.

Not anymore..I want to shift my mindset.

Instead of waiting for the other shoe to drop why not be fully embraced in the abundance that is coming your way. Every single morning I start my day by writing down my gratitude list because I want the Universe to know that I appreciate all that is sent my way. Imagine if I went about my daily life with this same exact gratitude...damn that would be epic. The Universe would have no choice but to send me more things to be grateful for.

So if you need me...I'll be the girl walking around; dancing to the music in my head without a care in the world.

Make sure to check out my vlog below because Monday Morning Rambles is back (at least for this week ha!). I speak more about this mind shift as well as some changes in my life and of course other rambles....

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Questioning My Integrity?

The other day, I was having a conversation with my friend who is also a fellow yoga teacher; which stemmed from a post on Instagram in regards to teachers sharing images/video from their classes. The post pointed out, that this could be intrusive to students when you share these images. 

I honestly started to question my own integrity as a teacher. I am "guilty" of this as well but my students are always aware of the camera and I try to blur the images etc. to protect their privacy and I always keep it tasteful. I even had someone comment on a video that I shared on Instagram that it was too dark and I had to let them know that it was done purposely for my students privacy. Even though I do follow all these steps, I still wondered if perhaps I was not being a “good” teacher. But then I remembered that I account my entire life on social media. I’ve been blogging for 10 years...the good, the bad, and the ugly. 

I chronicled my entire yoga teacher training experience so this next step only seemed natural. Also, I’m not sitting there posting on social media as I teach...that would be absurd.

An artist shares their masterpiece in the form of a portrait. A writer shares his words in the form of a poem. A dancer shares their heart in choreography. Yoga is my art and I share it because I love the energy from my classes. Times have changed and social media is how we connect with the world. I know my character and I know that my intentions are only pure.

I never think that me posting my classes is “advertisement” for myself. It’s advertisement for Yoga. Yoga saved my life and if I can help one person find their way onto a mat, I did my job. And like I always tells my students “Don’t take it so serious, it’s just yoga...have fun”.

Check out my vlog below where I discuss this further as well as share a pescatarian full day of eating.


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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Shifting My Mindset

Do you remember when you were a child and your parents told you not to do something and it was the only thing that you could think of?

Dad: Don't talk to that boy
Me: Talks to boy when dad isn't looking

I don't know about you, but I still find myself doing this at times.

That is why I wanted to change my mindset when it came to certain foods that I "couldn't eat".  Tell me that I can't eat pizza and watch me eat an entire pie because it is forbidden...hmm I am starting to relate more and more to Eve. Eat the apple girl, eat that apple!

One way that I am changing my mindset with nutrition is with my outlook on carb cycling days. Instead of thinking of it as I can't eat a certain amount of carbs, I want to shift my thought pattern to focusing on eating more fat and protein grams. By making this one small shift, I am no longer thinking of it as a deprivation and associating it to a negative emotion.

So how did that switch, work out for me? Click on my video below to see my latest full day of eating...


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