Are You Walking the Dog, or Is the Dog Walking You?

“Action is movement with intelligence. The world is filled with movement. What the world needs is more conscious movement, more action.” ― B.K.S. Iyengar

If you’re a smart, creative person (which I know that you are if you’re reading this blog post 😊), than you probably feel like you have a fair degree of control over what you say and do in the world.

I have some surprising news for you: the majority of your thoughts, feelings, and actions are deeply influenced by habitual patterns that have been with you for a very long time.

Your body … READ MORE

Taking Right Action

Have you ever said or done something and knew, deep in your bones, that it was the right action to take? If so, you’ve experienced the sensation of Integrity.

Being guided by Integrity feels energizing and purposeful, like a clear, directed channel that sweeps away constrictions and effortlessly focuses your movement. I’ve felt this sensation emerge during conversations that have been mired in conflict, when an apology or an expression of authentic emotion has broken the stalemate. At other times, I’ve found myself standing up to make a declaration that … READ MORE

Tackling the Impossible

Writer Annie Lamott, in her wise and entertaining book Bird by Bird, has some of the best advice I’ve ever seen for tackling a project that seems impossibly big or complex:

“…thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write, which was due the next day….He was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my … READ MORE

Building Resilience to Get Through the Tough Times

Being an entrepreneur can be like a roller-coaster ride of exhilaration (whee, I’m on top of the world!) and terror (help, this thing is going downhill!).  With no big company behind you, and maybe no other employees beside you, you need to rely on your own resilience and power to keep yourself going in the scary times.

Let’s talk about how you can build that resilience and power in your body.

Why your body? Because when things get scary, your body will want to default to its natural stress response. This could look like:

Flight (hiding under the … READ MORE

Stay in the Fire

Often, we start a new cycle in a blaze of excitement and glory. And then it slowly….dies…. down.

This year, I invite you to stay in the steady glow of the fire. To stay in the power of the commitments that you’ve made, the ones that really matter to you.

Here are three ingredients to help keep the fire burning:

Possibility: Possibility is your fuel. If you haven’t asked yourself “What’s possible for me this year?”, now is the time. Ask yourself and see what emerges. Remember that possible is not the same as probable. “What’s likely to happen?” is … READ MORE