5 Minute Reset ✭

Pause and take a deep breath…

On your next inhale, invite whatever you need in this moment — calm, peace, clarity, wisdom etc..

On the exhale, release any stress, care or worry.

Do this again. Inhale — take in what you need. Exhale — let go of what is no longer serving you.

And now, ask yourself the following questions to tune-in and reset. Are you needing wisdom for a particular situation? Or maybe, you just need to feel grounded and centered.

✭ What does your mind think?

✭ How does your heart feel?

✭ What is your body telling you?

✭ What does your gut instinct know?

Take a moment to listen.

Notice what shows up.

Pray or mediate on awarenesses and information received.

Come back to the breath, and set a motivating intention for the rest of your day. ❤︎


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Deep Listening

I’m loving Jillian Pransky’s recent book, Deep Listening. She shares techniques and tools that focus on experiencing our connected-ness. This feeling of connection not only changes the way we respond to stress, it actually leaves us feeling less stressed, increases the amount of joy in our life, and sets the conditions for us to evolve. It centers on the science of Deep Listening, which allows us to pause and truly hear—often for the first time—what both our bodies and our minds are telling us. It kickstarts our relaxation response, calming muscular tension and setting the whole body up for deep healing, growth, and repair. It’s a new frontier in integrative wellness—the new mindfulness. 💜

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During August and September’s yoga classes, I’ll be sharing some of the themes and readings from Deep Listening, and I encourage you to support Jillian’s amazing work by purchasing a copy to have for your home practice.

Let Yourself Land
Being Here
How We Hold
Making Space
Listening Softly
Listening Deeply
Listening Bravely
Listening Again and Again and Again

Sounds heavenly, right?! Let’s calm our bodies, clear our minds, and open our hearts to receive. I hope to see you soon. 💜

 

 

Resilience ❤︎

What an honor to share about my resilience journey in The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative section of Voyage Phoenix, Life and Work with Heather Wiest. http://voyagephoenix.com/interview/life-work-heather-wiest/ ❤︎

✨Love ~ Serve ~ Inspire✨

10% of life is what happens to you, and 90% is how you react or respond to it!~ Charles R. Swindoll

RESILIENCE is the deep seeded quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes. Psychologists have identified some of the factors that make someone resilient, among them a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to regulate emotions, and the ability to see failure as a form of helpful feedback. Even after a misfortune, blessed with such an outlook, resilient people are able to change course and soldier on.

“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art of living. At the heart of resilience is a belief in oneself — yet also a belief in something larger than oneself. Resilient people do not…

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Aiming For Amalfi 🇮🇹

CLEAR FOCUS YOGA RETREAT & VACATION
AMALFI COAST, ITALY 🇮🇹
September 19, 2020 – September 26, 2020

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Heather and Hanan have their eyes focused on the Amalfi Coast of Italy and want to share an unforgettable week of immersion in the heart of Italian culture at a renovated 16th-Century Franciscan Convent where you can relax in simple yet tranquil rooms that boast views of the sea in Marina della Lobra, just outside Sorrento.

 

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A retreat allows you to travel to exciting destinations where you can disconnect from the routine, explore your comfort zone, create space for healing, connect with like-minded people, and deepen your yoga practice.

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You’ll practice a variety of active, restorative and meditative yoga sessions twice daily in the indoor/outdoor yoga shala which sits next to the lemon groves, and indulge in the freshly prepared Italian vegetarian meals that will nourish your body and invigorate your senses.

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You’ll have plenty of down time to stroll through the small seaside village strewn with colorful fishing boats and cafes or explore further along the rocks protecting the port, and dive into the Tirrenian sea for a refreshing swim. Continue walking the ancient path and you’ll reach the Sorrento town center, Massa Lubrense and some of its hamlets. You can also book additional tours to Positano or Pompei.$2,100 – Shared Occupancy or  $2,600 – Single Occupancy includes all of the following:

  • 7 day Accommodations with private bath
  • 3 Vegetarian Meals daily (eggs & cheese included & wine at dinner)
  • Roundtrip transfers from the Naples airport or Sorrento train station
  • Group excursion by boat to Capri
  • Group Tour to the Limoncello Farm
  • Group Cooking Class
  • 2 Yoga classes daily

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Are you interested in joining us? ❤️

We are currently taking registrations.

Click HERE to sign up!

Early bird pricing ends January 1, 2020


For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” ~ 1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV

 

Openness to Life’s Adventures ♡

✨Love ~ Serve ~ Inspire✨

The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon…
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
or have become shriveled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you…

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