Journal

Most of us have a morning routine of some kind. Whether it’s making coffee while watching the news, or getting our kids’ lunches ready for school. But what would it look like to make your morning routine more mindful? A mindful morning routine looks different for everyone, and it might even change throughout the year or over the course of your life. 

It’s time. Over the last 12 years, I’ve gone from being blinded by love to questioning the value of my relationship with Yoga Alliance. Today, I’m letting the world know that it’s time to make this breakup official. “But why do you have to be so dramatic, Nigel?” 

It’s ‘Managing Your Energy’ Month! This month we’re focusing on managing energy. What exactly is energy? You know the word STRESS and can relate the word to a feeling, as a lot of us experience it almost every day. But what about your energy? Do you notice it?

A couple of weeks ago I shared a few strategies to help you manage your energy. The one that I use most often with groups is the Fountains & Drains exercise. It’s a great way to get an overview of what gives you energy and what drains you of energy.

  When it comes to managing your energy, it’s less about making drastic changes in your life and more about establishing new habits. As someone who’s often on the go and has trouble taking time off, I’m the first to admit that I struggle with these practices.

“I hate change!”  Feel familiar? Over the years, I have heard people say that they hate change, but usually this feeling is more about finding it hard to cope with change.  Last week we spoke about two types of change.

This month’s theme is all about learning to set boundaries.  Most of the time when we talk about boundaries it’s in the context of learning how to say “no.” If you’re a “yes” person who really doesn’t have a sense of what energy you can give versus what energy you can take, then saying “no”...

For today’s post, I’d like to focus on how to set physical boundaries for yourself and for others. What does this mean?  This means paying attention to your personal space, privacy, and body. We do this by letting others know where our physical boundaries start and where they end.

September Is Mindfulness Month! This month’s theme is all about mindfulness. For me, mindfulness is simply the practice of bringing yourself into the present moment. Building Community My team & I have been cooking up something extra special for our community.