The other day, a friend asked me how long the really bad part of healing from my childhood had taken me. Only around four months, I told her. But it felt like forever. And it took about two years to integrate afterwards. Also, I needed about ten years to get brave enough to even GO [...]
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It’s always interesting for me to watch how people pay for their yoga classes and retreats. Some people pay waaaaay in advance, and in full. Some, late, every time. I used to think that it reflected how they value their yoga, and maybe it does. But it also seems to be a measure of [...]
Home grown persimmons: a gift from a student. Delicious sunny Sunday lunch with my man. Side note: those elliptical bowls? OMG! Love them! The view from the yoga room at this year’s winter yoga retreat.
Action cures fear, right? But what about when you’ve taken that big old leap, and now you are climbing what seems an impossibly steep learning curve? About once a week, sometimes way more often, I hit the point where I say to myself, ‘Ah, bugger it, I have no frikking idea what I am doing. [...]
Soo…. I’m a little scared of heights. OK, more than a little. So scared in fact, that I was secretly very relieved, the first time I visited Paris, that the weather prevented us from going up the Eiffel Tower. The second time, the weather was great. And I still didn’t get all the way to [...]
I know one very effective way: Action. I’ve found this over & over: fear can freeze you up, or you can use it to galvanise you into doing something about it. We are often afraid of things till we do them, then they are just things we can do. I have a long-time private client [...]
People often ask me about this: how DID I end up teaching yoga as my full-time profession, and how have I sustained that career for almost a decade, in the face of all the talk on the inter webs about how you can’t make a living teaching yoga. This time, Rosalyn Lim (remember her from [...]
Michelle Shaeffer wrote a great post about entrepreneurship the other day. She said: Trust me when I say that, having seen behind the scenes of lots of businesses (from tiny home businesses to six and seven figure businesses) in the past 12 years, it’s almost never pretty. It’s messy. It’s a fight. It’s hard work. [...]
When Michelle Myhre and I talked about guest posting on one another’s blogs, I immediately thought about the idea of curating. It’s something Michelle does incredibly well with her Devi Wears Prana blog. She effortlessly blends content from other yogis with her own reflections into a rich tapestry of knowledge and inspiration. Perhaps she learnt [...]
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