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Posted by on Nov 30, 2018 | 0 comments

Have you heard of JOMO?

A few years back we talked about FOMO – the fear of missing out. This concept includes the fear of missing out on parties, food, workshops, conversations, programs, sales, or opportunities. A FOMO mindset can you leave you stuck in a cycle of worry, questioning your decisions and anxiety. FOMO drains your precious energy. Enter JOMO! JOMO is the joy of missing out. It’s the joy of saying ‘no’ to something so you can say ‘yes’ to yourself. You might feel pressure this time of year with all things you think you ‘should’ do – send holiday cards, decorate like Martha Stewart, attend holidays parties, mediate family dramas, bake dozens of cookies (and try not to eat them), and buy thoughtful gifts. Social media can magnify the pressure to perform and even give you comparisonitis – the thief of joy. How about leaning into JOMO? My teacher, Elizabeth Dialto, gave me wise advice that I hope will help you. You will never miss out on anything that was meant for...

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Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 | 0 comments

Choose What You Consume This Thanksgiving

In Thanksgiving’s past, we talked about tips for not overeating and feeling bloated. This year we’re going deeper. Willpower only goes so far, and I found this to be more effective. You get to choose what you consume – food, conversations, thoughts, and social media posts. Choosing is power. You get to choose how you show up with your loved ones and for yourself. You’re responsible for the energy you bring into the space or the delicious food you’re eating. Here are a few examples of how this works. If you’re the cook and stressed about timing, the menu, or feel like you’re doing it all yourself – ask for help. Giving is complimented with receiving. By letting others help you, you’re giving them the same good vibes you feel from giving. Assume they WANT to help and receive that gift. Worrying about overeating? How can you flip this thought? Try “I’m going to enjoy every bite and savor the taste of this meal.” Worrying about overeating is like asking for it...

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Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 | 0 comments

We are close to the unofficial start of the holiday season, Halloween. In today’s video, you get advice on how to bring what you want to your life. This is for those of you who promise this will be the time you follow through. Damn willpower. It could be a goal to eat more vegetables, do yoga 3 times per week, start meditating, talk kinder to yourself, clean your house, grow your business, go on a bucket list vacation, get rid of your debt, play more, or send your holiday cards. What makes your heart go YES, that is what I want. Not what you think you SHOULD do. If it’s a should it will be a lot harder to make it happen since your heart isn’t in it. Shoulds are external programming of what we think we need to feel happy, free, healthy or calm. Okay, what do you want? Now simplify it into steps. What is one little thing you can do today to move in that direction? I can’t wait to hear. Please share...

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Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 | 0 comments

The Benefits of Stopping Before You Begin

There is a saying in yoga, “stop before you begin.” I also learned this from taking piano. I hated recitals. Stress causes me to forget things and make mistakes. My teacher reminded me to pause before I started playing. So, I tested her suggestion. The pause kept me from racing through the song and making mistakes. And recitals I started playing before I even sat down, well, let’s say they didn’t go as smoothly. Curious, how do you start your day? An alarm than a mad dash to get yourself and everyone else out of the door? You take your coffee to go, eat breakfast on the fly and go through the hustle of day on adrenaline or in a weird brain fog. How you energetically start the day sets the tone for the rest of the day. Try pausing first to connect with yourself. Take a few breaths and then ask, “How do I feel?” “What do I need?” “How can I take better care of myself today?”...

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