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You Are Enough

  Tara just got a note from a girl in Australia. She was told by some modeling agency she needed to be 2cm taller. I'm annoyed. I responded. The most important and useful thing is that you be really happy with what you've got. Everything you ever do will be from right where you are - not from some place other people say you should be - so that's the most important thing. Be happy, and be interested, in right where you are.   If someone tells you that you should be something different in order to get something, tell…

The Power of Sensitivity & Belief

  Staying sensitive in the middle of all this life is a challenge. It's also an answer, to pretty much everything there is. When people enter a rigid and rules-driven environment - whether that's in a yoga studio, at work, or wherever - the usual response isn't to get sensitive. It's to turn off feeling - because this doesn't feel good. Then we enter follow-the-leader mode, because that's what we think we're supposed to do. Except that it doesn't work. Sensitivity works. Following how you feel works. It's good for everyone to find and follow what actually works for them.…
Pencils & Pies

Pencils & Pies

I've been reflecting a lot lately on working toward what I'd like to see in the world and the best ways to go about that. I've come up with a lot of ideas, some probably useful, some just random, but a few takeaways I'd love to share with you and hear your thoughts so we can all grow in the direction of our desires and values. I get presented with a lot of opportunity. We all do, in many forms. Projects and collaborations coming from the outside in, and our own visions from the inside out. We all gravitate naturally…

Want Movability In Your Life? Put It In Your Yoga

  You can use yoga to make yourself less movable, or you can use it to make you more movable. Sometimes less movable is a good thing. Hurtling down a 50-degree angle snow slope toward a rather large drop, you want less movability. Right now! Ice axes can help. But usually you lose. Movability is part of nature. If you're alive, you're movable. If you fight with nature, generally something breaks. Maybe in you, maybe in your life.   Usually people don't want to be stuck. We want to be movable in our lives. But it's not always the choice…

Getting Over Anxiety & Into Your Passion

  Following your passion sounds nice, but that's a pretty unmarked path. How do you get past the doubt and anxiety?   Make your own yoga. It's like breathing clean air and eating good food. Do these things every day.   Yoga helps you feel - past the chatter, past the anxiety - right into the heart of you. Once you're connected to feeling, you notice when things feel good, and when they don't. You like feeling good, so you can't help but keep picking the things that make you feel good. You become your own best care-giver! You also…

Drop the Goal. Get Into You

  Setting and focusing on goals - the process, the checklist - is a perfectly good way to achieve some things. We have a choice, though, in how we approach all these goals. The approach we pick - in all kinds of things - makes the difference between a good way, and a great way.   We can run at our goals headlong. We can center all attention on what we want to get and where we want to be. Or We can have the goal, then drop the goal.   Rather than spend all kinds of time and energy…
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