Be Inspired

Taking shavasana at the end of your project

Being in creation-mode is super-yummy, isn't it?

There is passion, energy, focus, and productivity. It is, for the business owners I know, a happy place to be in, because you are getting your work out into the world.

Over the last month, I've been happily in creation-mode, working on the first month of the Business Yoginis Circle. It was a tremendous amount of work -- work that was enjoyable, even when things got a bit frustrating (like, making the same video, a million different...

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Define your "why" (and get more done)

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A key to being who you want to be is doing only what you really want to do.

You might be thinking that would be totally unrealistic in your circumstances. Or that it might be construed as, err, selfish.

Don't get me wrong.  This doesn't mean tossing everything to the wind that you dislike doing and eating cupcakes all day.  This means connecting with the greater "why" behind your actions.

One of the great challenges of the people I work with is getting stuff done and staying on...

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Letting Life Break You Open

My Mother is self-destructing.

As dramatic as that sounds, it's true.  Just a fact of life.   She's been in four rehab centers this last year and hasn't maintained more than 2 months of consecutive sobriety to my knowledge.

This is an old, painful story for me and my family.  Part of me would like very much to march on like a good little soldier and say that it's okay -- that we know, as adults, we can't do anything but pray.  That the people we love have their own paths...

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Finish what you start, yogini-style

I used to start things and have the hardest time finishing them.

Today, I told a fellow coach this, and she didn't believe me.  But it's true.  I almost dropped out of college my last semester.  It took me eight years to finish the CPA exam.  I still have a half-complete baby blanket on knitting needles for my darling baby girl -- who is now turning 6.

It is painful to have a vision of how you want to act and be in the world and to not see it through.  Sometimes, it...

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Skillful action for business yoginis

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Getting stuff done and being productive = important

To succeed in business we have to be able to take decisive action and take the steps necessary to nurture and grow our businesses. But sometimes, it's not as "productive" as it might seem.

I was talking with a client the other day about what's coming up, all the stuff that is on her plate. This woman is incredibly accomplished and obviously very adept at "doing". Currently she is in transition and is crystal clear about her vision for a...

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Salute the divine in your clients

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For a long time, I didn't know what namasté meant. I just went with the flow. It seemed like a respectful gesture toward my teacher at the close of a Yoga class and that was about it. I recall one of my teachers saying something like, "I salute the divine within you." Which sounded nice to me, but wasn't really meaningful at the time.

Fast forward a few years, when I was preparing to teach my first Yoga class. I decided to do some research into this word and gesture that I use in my...

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Know Your No

Manifestos make my heart sing.

Mantras and affirmations are sexy, beautiful, and inspiring.  I always feel like angels are singing a chorus in the background when I read a manifesto that cuts to the heart of the matter.

Our YES statements are expansive and have a quality of never-ending possibility.  But no allows us to draw the line in the sand and tell the world (and ourselves) exactly what we will NOT do.

There is something about the power of a NO.

When we long to be of service...

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