We danced, we watched stars from a hot tub and then jumped into ice cold pool, we meditated and prayed, we had long conversations over tea and red wine, we danced to awaken the energy of earth, water, fire and air. There were so many moments where I felt an overflowing sense of gratitude and love. I feel so lucky to experience the closeness, love, warmth, and appreciation that women can provide for each other.
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We are encouraged to listen to our body and to trust our intuition when it comes to choosing food and making big decisions in life.
Interview with Cate Stillman of Yoga Healer
We tend to idealize people, theories, and traditions and try to copy them to our life. This happens with ayurveda a lot. Breaking tradition is looked down upon.
Our relationship with ourselves (or our own selves) is the most sacred of all. It is the only life-long relationship that we have in our life time.
Bingeing, overeating, eating too much bread and pasta, not exercising, drinking, smoking, engaging in self-hate rants… Whatever it is for you, once we identify the behavior we want to change, we aim to go from 0 to 100 in one day. From bingeing every night to never doing it again. From not exercising, to exercising for an hour 5 times a week. From not eating veggie to eating only veggies. From overeating to eating perfect portions all the time. You get the picture. We aim for a 180 turn right away. This approach while works for some sets many for a failure and disappointment.
This is published with a permission of one of my clients who sent me this in an email. It touched me so much that I wanted to share it with you. So many of us get upset at our body when clothes are too snug, when jeans don’t fit, when dresses don’t look good. We focus on the negative crap and don’t notice things that are great, beautiful, and at times even amazing!
On Tuesday I shared some of my favorite quotes from Anita Moorjani’s ‘Dying to be ME’ book. Today you get some more inspiration quotes from this wonderful book and click on the image to watch an interview with Anita. →
Have you ever read books that give you a strange feeling that the author is writing from your own memories?
My mom had a heart surgery when she was 7 years old. I still remember that the story of her heart being stopped and her being supported by the machines for hours scared me to death when I was a kid. I imagined a Soviet times hospital with green walls, doctors all wearing white and my mom, a little girl then, bravely going under the knife to fix her heart.