Recognizing Strengths


On Wednesday I’ll be kicking off my “Yoga & Story” time with a group of teens in Santa Ana.

I’m so looking forward to all of them learning about yoga for the first time; about moving on the mat. I’m looking forward to them learning body awareness, definitely, however, about  awareness, generally. And how this very mindfulness and consciousness has the power to really support them as they grow into working individuals with families and so much more. Essentially, hopefully opening their minds and eyes to having more and more fun being a student of life.

I’m ecstatic to relate in this way…to be in relationship with them.

…because we all learn best through story and most definitely through our relationships with others. And, in my mind, to be a part of this connection to kids and teens is a huge part of my vision as I move forward in life and business.

On tap for Wednesday? Begin discussing how, exactly, we are able to control our thoughts. And, essentially, helping them realize the only limitations we have are those we put on ourselves. We have control.  Noone can make us feel or do anything without our consent. And, as the video says below, we need not “import” others’ limitations (of us).

We need not import others limitations…

And this, my friends, is why I love yoga. Because yoga is not just yoga! Yoga and yoga philosophy are tools that we can use to be more and more authentic and gain greater clarity on creating the life we want. Exactly what we were put on this earth to do…live the life we want.

It’s important to be clear, feel our authenticity and stand strong in our strengths and share our stories with the next generation on what’s worked (and what hasn’t worked) for us.

It’s the strengths we hold, as-is, that are our brand; that create, launch and sustain AWESOME businesses and leave legacies of stellar worth.

And that’s just the truth.

With that said, what are you strengths?

Are you searching out support to soar higher?

And, as importantly, are you supporting others in their quest for a full life?

My cousin sent me this video on facebook on Friday and I loved it so much I immediately knew I wanted to share it on the blog this week. I  even corresponded with the reporter, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, on good ol’ twitter on how moved I was. Surprise surprise…she tweeted back 😉

In it, Gayle (first name basis now) discusses “Women entrepreneurs, example not exception”. It was a great reminder of what I’m discussing above; supporting others in their pursuit to being ‘exceptional’.

We all must be conscious about how we’re showing up for others and what we’re telling our next generation so they might be better equipped to show up as big as they want to in life.

…the most fun.

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