Month: May 2014

Positive Energy Mala

Become the most passionate person you know, it will be contagious. Pretty much sums up my life.  To share my passion for simply living a fulfilling and healthy life I sat down one day with a notebook last summer with my daughter at the coffee shop and said to her, let’s come up 108 affirmations.  An affirmation being a positive “I am” statement and the number 108 because that is how many intentions are in a mala.  A mala celebrates the eternal spiritual truth within each heart. Since ancient times, this has been symbolized by the number 108.  There are 108 earthly desires, 108 human feelings, 108 delusions, 108 beads in the traditional meditation mala, and 108 affirmations in the Positive Energy mala that I created with help from designer and owner of Think Positive Apparel, Taylor Lapidus. My notebook and my list were carried around with me for at least 10 months when I reminded myself of them and decided to create a special graphic using them for the 3-year anniversary of my fitness …

The Sitting Generation

Thomas Myers, author of Anatomy Trains, left me with a thought I cannot forget.  It helps to explain why our bodies often experience chronic pain and injuries. We were not made for the life we are living.  Simply put, “For 2000 generations we were hunter/gatherers.  For 200 generations, we were farmers.  For  20 generations we operated machines. And now, for 2 generations, we are the Sitting Generation.” We went from hunter/gatherers to farmers to working machines to simply sitting.  No wonder when we get up to move, we are achey. In pain. Stuck. Rigid. Immobile.  What do we expect? Our bodies were made to move.

Only in my dreams….

Only in my dreams….But why?   Why do we think good things can only happen to us in our dreams? I challenge you to turn your dreams into reality…here is how:    Very rarely do I have dreams like most people think of dreams, the kind when you are asleep and you wake up knowing that you had dreamed or you wake up from a dream.  I am sure that I do dream in my sleep and I can recall some sleep dreams, but most of my dreams happen while I am awake. While I am in a clear connected place. I have the urge to grab a notebook and write down what seem to be just thoughts.  When I look back at my notes, I realize, they are more than just thoughts. They are dreams.  Like sleep dreams, they occur without any conscious effort.  Suddenly, they are on a piece of paper in front of me.  And usually when I am looking for answers I look back to my notebooks and find the answers …