It’s rare that an “inspiring” music video actually, well, inspires me. "I’m jaded and skeptical. I’m not a fan of this type of music." Those are some of my labels. And if I allowed myself to believe in them too strongly I would have turned off this video after the first minute (ok, honestly probably … Continue reading Drop Your Labels, They’re Ruining Your Life
SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM! Let out that fear, that frustration and anxiety! Express it! Let it out safely now instead of waiting for it to explode unexpectedly. Don't keep it inside where it festers and hurts you! It's ok to scream; you don't have to be quiet! COME SCREAM WITH ME! How did that feel?
Sometimes you need another voice to cut through the anxiety-producing chatter of your own mind. Start telling yourself some good things by listening to this 5-minute mediation/visualization: This recording came out of a tough day. I had a quite the roller coaster of an emotional day yesterday. I actually got into bed at 8:30pm … Continue reading A short meditation focusing on anxiety and stress (audio)
Without choice there is pain, both mentally and physically. Stop telling yourself what you "have" to do and connect with what you choose to do.
What’s your history? What’s your body story? If I were to meet you right now and ask about your body, what would you say? Do you have bad knees? Do you have a bad back? Are you weak? Are you strong? What’s the body story you tell yourself? What’s your emotional story? Do you have … Continue reading Change Your Beliefs and Change Your Body, Mind and Emotions
When you come to my Alexander Technique, Pilates, yoga or mindfulness classes I’ll tell you I don’t care what you do during your time with me. I’ll advise you to do whatever you need in the moment. I’ll encourage you to make your own choices. I don’t like to set rules in my class; I … Continue reading What the Heck Does It Mean to Take Care of Yourself?
How quickly and how often we get pulled into the future, into what we believe will happen. Our belief in the future is so strong and fundamental, we might not even realize it or think to question it. When we’re stuck in our belief of the future we’re no longer experiencing the present moment as … Continue reading The Emotion of the Future, the Freedom of the Present (How do you know the rain is wet when you’re inside?)
Give yourself a break and lie down! It will help you destress, lengthen your spine and give your muscles a boost of renewed energy. Where can you lie down? A better question is where can't you?
Did you know exercise is good for you?! Oh, you already did? So do you exercise? If your answer is any kind of “no,” “sort of” or “off and on” then this article is for you. When you compassionately understand why you’re not exercising, despite knowing the benefits of exercise, you can stop bullying yourself … Continue reading 7 Good Reasons Why You’re Not Exercising and Why They’re Important
The start of a new video series: Secret Lie Downs! Why wait until you get home? Lie down and take a break. Give your body some quick relaxation and let your mind calm down. Plus get a quick giggle from your secret! For more detailed instructions on lying down see my original post here. Thank … Continue reading Secret Wellness Break #1! (video)