I recently watched the movie, "Inside Out" with my two kiddos. I'm not a promoter of kids films, but this is truly one of the best films (kid or adult) I have seen in a very long time. The movie talks about how emotions are the "control center" of every interaction that we have. And it's true, we have them everyday, seamlessly or abruptly, singularly or mixed together like a swirly marble. (read more. . .)
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What you do matters; it’s just that simple. Now, how do you contribute? It’s a big question, right? It can be thought of on so many levels. How are you contributing at home, at work, with friends, to life’s greater good? What is so sublime about contribution is that it is unlike success and failure. From the book, The Art of Possibility, Benjamin Zander says, “contribution has no other side. It is not arrived at by comparison.” (read more. . .)
Did you happen to tune into NPR and catch “On Point” with Tom Ashbrook talking about statins and heart health? In short, the show was a debate about two studies that just came out from 2013 supporting a push to put nearly half (48%) of Americans ages 40-75 on a daily dose of statin to lower cholesterol, and lessen risk of heart attack and stroke. Mind blowing. I couldn’t believe my ears. (read more. . .)
I have some intermediate students who are very flexible and they want to continue down this path towards malleability. Now if you are thinking, "Oh gosh where is she going with this?. . . I'm not one of those students", stay with me. This blog will have something for you too.
There is a whirl of excitement upon learning something new on your mat. Attainment does give you a little spark or boost to your self esteem, which, ultimately is not a horrible thing. However, if you are overly caught up in the finished product or in the acquisition, it will lead you to one of two places. One, an injury or two, a missed opportunity to enjoy the journey of working towards something. (read more. . .)