Top Tips for Balanced Relationships

This past week I learned a valuable lesson in relationships.  Did you know there is a golden rule to keeping balanced relationships at home, at work, and elsewhere.  People respond better to positive praise and are more likely to want to do more things right in order to receive more positive praise. Unfortunately we tend to go straight for the negative or “constructive” criticism when dealing with people in our lives.  Does it ever feel like the negative interactions outweigh[Read more]

Inner Peace & Gratitude

Is your glass half empty or half full?  Most of us aren’t hard-wired to see the positive side of things, to be grateful for what we have in our lives, the things we’ve accomplished, or to see how we add value to the lives of others.  I’ll admit there was a time when it was very difficult to live in a state of gratitude for the things and people I had in my life. First world problems right?  But it’s all[Read more]

LEARN TO REST IN THE POSTURE

When faced with difficulty, fear, boredom or any other such thoughts and emotions, I’ve done what many people do – retreat. I’ve blamed myself for not being good enough.  I’ve blamed and resented others for putting me in difficult situations.  I’ve gotten caught up in that negative cycle of bitterness, judgement and self deprecation.  I’ve literally put up my own roadblocks that have prevented me from continuing to pursue my desires, admitting defeat, and moving on. In yoga, when holding a difficult pose,[Read more]

Clean Living

It’s time to start thinking about where you can reduce exposure to toxins in your life.  I’m not just talking about chemicals in your household cleaning products.  I’m also referring to negative, toxic thought patterns, AND toxic things you may be putting on your skin. We live in an increasingly stressful society filled with constant negative influences.  Over the years I have incorporated ways to get rid of negative thinking.  I realized that all those toxic thoughts were taking up[Read more]