I may not be there yet, but I am getting closer. This year one of my Big 5 goals is to find more peace within, knowing that a steady meditation practice will make all the difference in this aspect of my life. So far, I am in awe of the potential of our brains and our cellular make-up and I like what I am experiencing.
While most people are talking about a new year, I am talking about each and every single new day that we get to be who we were put on this earth to be. How are you living up to your potential and how can I help you? I think you will see from this simple practice, you already have everything you need inside of you! Just get started and get doing your thing!
It felt appropriate to share this on Mother’s Day! Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and to my grandma and to all the women who have taught me how to be a mom! Pass it on!
“10 Stories of Strong Living” will be released on Amazon on June 6, 2017. This is from my original draft for the book from “Wake Up! Your Life is Now”
We have to ask this question. In today’s world, we need more of it. As we try to understand how love has been replaced with hate and anger, we are also reminded that it is up to each and every one of us to take personal responsibility and be more love. At The Energy Lab, where we train for life, working out allows us to manifest and realize our internal strength to be able to accomplish life with confidence and ease. What we learn in our training, when we bring it to life, we realize that we are always stronger than we think we are. “Where is the Love?” is one example of why we train.
Five years ago I developed a program where like-minded people had an opportunity to come together, to both exercise and to explore their deeper potential. We call it PMA Lab (Positive Mental Attitude). It began as a Boot Camp series where I included self-development and readings from books like The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer and The IMPACT Body Plan by Todd Durkin. We followed the books through workouts and nutrition and always ended up in a “work-in” experience to GET THE MIND RIGHT! Our PMA Lab has evolved as we have evolved. It is back this Fall, with a “shift”, meaning, it has evolved. When I am asked what the theme of this PMA Lab is, I can only answer, “that you will experience a shift where you leave what you knew behind, find yourself navigating through elements of chaos, and land in a place of serenity.” In the end, finding yourself surrounded by others on the same mission as you. PMA. Try it.
There are days, times, seasons when the world feels like it is crashing down. Do you ever feel like that? Like the weight is too much? It is coming at you from all directions? And you don’t know which way to turn? I have been feeling that a lot lately. We do so much to stand tall day after day; to handle all the little things and to continue picking up the pieces, trying desperately to patch them back into as organized a shape as we can. If you don’t stop and notice what you are doing, it is fine, you can continue doing it for quite awhile. Most of us are proof that crazy amounts of resiliency do exist. But if you have one wavering moment where you pause, look around and question, “whose life is this?” and “how did it I get here?”, then watch out. You are probably about to fall off the cliff you’ve been teetering on into the abyss of self-pity, exhaustion, perhaps resentment, and apathy towards taking care of …
A picture tells a thousand words. “I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.” Yup, I took my shorts off and wore just my swimsuit at the beach. That’s not me. I’m not comfortable in my skin. I see all the flaws and imperfections. Those legs, they’ve always seemed like tree trunks to me. They’re my dad’s legs, I would tell myself, but that never changes them. The trouble with this admission is that I own a fitness studio. I spend my days teaching others about health and fitness and moving and eating well. I teach that we can become what we work for. And yet, I work hard and I eat well, but I cannot change my shape. Perhaps I shouldn’t. I can, however, change my opinion about it. “To be well in my skin.” What if that were my goal? What if that was everyone’s goal? Would we have healthier communities? I follow and recently met Trish Blackwell, which led me to listen to her ‘Confidence on the Go‘ …