Trust

The first few years of a child's life are important.  All needs must be met for the child to thrive.  If a child experiences trauma during this time, typically they begin to mistrust others. How trusting do you feel yourself to be? I personally feel very trusting.  Often my friends and coworkers tell me I'm... Continue Reading →

Origin and developmental reflection

From The Great Work, the last week was about reflecting on my origin and development. There can be imbalance in the family and it can manifest in two polar extremes: the Controlling System and the Chaotic System. In the Controlling System there are rigid rules and little to now acknowledgement of differing needs. There is... Continue Reading →

My body

What aspects about your body do you like, and which do you dislike? I love the fact that my body is so strong.  Not only am I able to hold many yoga poses, but my body keeps on ticking without much help from me.  I love the way my feet look.  I love the muscle... Continue Reading →

Feeling secure

In what circumstances do you feel safe and supported? I feel safe and supported whenever I'm with my husband.  He pushes me to do better every day, and supports me and encourages me when I feel like I'm not enough. I also feel safe at home.  I know this is something that seems pretty normal,... Continue Reading →

Optimism and Hope

What symbols speak to you of optimism and hope? The biggest symbol that makes me think of hope and optimism is women working together.  I think we have so much that we can share with one another, and we should start working together more.  There is so much support and love to be had when... Continue Reading →

Losing Control

Have you ever had a moment of losing control? I've had many moments of losing control.  It is often precipitated by some small event setting me off.  It's like the straw that breaks the camels back.  Many things pile up and then I let it all go at once, and usually that leaves me crying... Continue Reading →

Crippling Beliefs

Go back to each of the 3 transformative experiences and identify what limiting or crippling BELIEFS about life, love, work, world, others and most importantly yourself each of these experiences has left you with. What are one or two irrational statements — aka, the burning ashes that each of these fires has left in your... Continue Reading →

First major disappointment

Recall 3 experiences in which you’ve experienced a certain “death” or “life interruption” through any kind of loss (small or great) that shook and changed your world for you. Start with the most recent one and go back in time. Try to recall your very first Loss of Innocence or first major Disappointment. I think... Continue Reading →

Second most recent “life interruption”

Recall 3 experiences in which you’ve experienced a certain “death” or “life interruption” through any kind of loss (small or great) that shook and changed your world for you. Start with the most recent one and go back in time. Try to recall your very first Loss of Innocence or first major Disappointment. My second most recent "life interruption"... Continue Reading →

Most recent “life interruption”

Recall 3 experiences in which you’ve experienced a certain “death” or “life interruption” through any kind of loss (small or great) that shook and changed your world for you. Start with the most recent one and go back in time. Try to recall your very first Loss of Innocence or first major Disappointment. My most recent "death" or "life... Continue Reading →

A light bulb moment

This past weekend we were all flown down to our Apollo Beach office for the company Christmas party.  I got to spend a fair amount of time with our COO who lives near Washington DC.  I also spent quite a bit of time with our Sales Manager. Through a number of valuable discussions with them,... Continue Reading →

Sankalpa

A sankalpa is heartfelt desire, devotion,  or deep intention. What is something related to how you treat yourself, that if you achieve it in the next 6-12 months, will contribute to your improved overall well-being? I think if I stopped talking about myself in such a self-deprecating way, my life would be a lot easier,... Continue Reading →

More of My Core Story

Create a new statement about your life, a redefined Core Story, that includes all the pains and gains of your journey. Everything you’ve lived through is now a part of you and both the good and the terrible have brought you to this place. With a newfound awareness and gratitude for all that you are,... Continue Reading →

My Core Story Continued

What are a few true statements you can discern when you rise above these false stories? To get a clearer glimpse of your true core story, revisit the Passion Points exercise. Find a common thread through all your passion points. What are they saying about you? How is your passion redeeming you from your pain?... Continue Reading →

My core story

What are a few false statements you can recognize as a part of your distorted Core Story? Thinking back through all the events or circumstances that caused or intensified your Pain Points — dig deeper and find out what distorted statements or beliefs they’ve left you with. Write these statements in present tense because this... Continue Reading →

Vision and Mission

1. What are 3 of your top Passion Points? Think of 3 relevant, life-giving, transcendent actions, practices or activities you enjoy doing to the point of getting lost in them and losing track. If you can’t find three doings that you feel “passionate” about — start with what makes you curious. Yoga Learning new things Reading... Continue Reading →

Dealing with Addiction

This has been weighing heavily on me lately so I thought I would share with the interwebs in the hopes that it makes some people feel less alone. I have my own addictions.  It's not the usual substance abuse addiction.  It's eating a lot of food and shopping.  I know these are ways that I... Continue Reading →

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