Coffee, Tea, and Me

Coffee, Tea, and Me.


New Year

So as I sit and ponder 2012, I’ll share my 2011 with you: what worked, what didn’t and my hopes for 2012. But before I do, here are my personal tips for transformative follow-through.

Take inventory. Get a clear picture of where I am before planning where I’m going.

Review my bandwidth. How much room do I have in 2012? Don’t pack my life with goals ‘til I’m emotionally constipated and physically exhausted. Sure I want to stretch my wings and land on the moon in heels. But I want to do it without casualties and consequences.

What’s the emotional thread I want to experience in 2012? What feeling do I want to permeate through the pores of the New Year? Compassion? Unconditional love? The shift is the honey.

Be specific. “I want to save the world” won’t cut it. What are the activities that will help me make the world a better place? Hint to all interested in that one: GO VEG!

What’s non-negotiable? What feelings or activities must change or I’ll lose my mind? And how can I hold myself accountable? Writing this blog post is a great start! Putting it out there makes it real. When we keep our goals private it’s easy to conk out.

Make time for the magic hour muse. I’m always surprised by how much I accomplish personally and professionally when I give myself time to star gaze. Time to stroll and play without structure. Ideas come. Revelations reveal themselves. Ah ha’s take my breath away. Mindlessly flipping through Vanity Fair by the fire can ignite a revolution. You never know where the muse lives. That’s why it’s a muse. Make space for it.

Live Your Way Into the Answer!

Gazelle (Yoga Siren)

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Thank the Universe for Snow Storms

Story time with Yoga Siren…So today at yoga there was a lady there that I have seen often and am always sure to say hello to and offer my warmth and a welcoming smile. Today she placed her mat next to mine and I asked her “so what brought you here?” Here is her story..there was a lady who recently moved to this side of the Mitten State. She was unfamiliar with the area and was just “driving around” one Snowy, Frigid December afternoon. As she drove by a building she spotted a folding wooden sign stuck in a snow bank. The snow was so high, though, that all she saw was the word HOT. Thinking she could duck in for a Hot Jamba Juice to chill her bones she entered the building…only to discover Hot Yoga rather than the Hot Beverage she was looking for! Had she been able read the entire street sign, she said she would NEVER had entered that builiding and that yoga would have never entered her life (and her Soul).

Moral of the story….Thank the Universe for Snow Storms!!! We all arrive in different ways…what’s YOURS???