After a disappointing 20s and a heartbreaking 30s, I’m out to have the best decade of my life. I’ve studied the past and applied what I’ve learned to how I’m directing my future. I’m following five tenets that have changed and evolved to this point including connecting and engaging with relationships, being authentic without sacrifice, accepting love with grace, experiencing deeply, and going public.
BOOKCLUB: Breath, by James Nestor
At some point, I became aware that the main benefit I received from yoga was the breathing. The Ujayii – the champion’s breath – is my favorite. I do it most of the day, especially when working on tasks. I’ve wondered if this is the most important thing I’ve learned in my practice. James Nestor seems to have had a similar question as is evident by his 2020 offering Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art.
There is a Higher Place…
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS: (Perceived) Isolation
Loneliness and isolation can be detrimental to your health. It is a drive just as strong as hunger. Without social connection, our souls starve.
The Ayurvedic Healing Orientation
Western medicine is becoming aware of its limitations. Treating symptoms does not cure the root cause. Scientific approaches often leave the experience of the individual out of the equation. And so the rise of holistic medicine is dawning.
BOOKCLUB: Bittersweet, By Susan Cain
In Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Makes Us Whole, Cain explores the idea of melancholy’s role in our lives through a cultural, scientific, and experiential lens.
The Sun Salutations – ‘A’
The Sun Salutation (Sanskrit: Surya Namaskara) is a ritualistic, meditative set of movements often associated with the Hatha Vinyasa style of yoga.
My 40’s Manifesto #7
What a remarkable year already, even a quarter way in. Growth continues to occur exponentially. I’ve joined some great communities supporting my journey.
Mindset. This Is Why It Matters.
In Dweck’s own words those with a growth mindset are “individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others)”.1 On the other hand, those with a fixed mindset tend to believe things are the way they are and there isn’t much to be done to make a change.