My family and I beg her to come home. We selfishly want her to be back in New York, or at least I do. I want to see her more. I want my friends to meet her, and hear all the interesting things she knows. And yet, in my heart I know that she should stay... at least for now.
Conventional wisdom says that things like pizza, fried chicken, ice cream, and cake, are nutritionally vile and calorically offensive. Perhaps. But one thing I've learned about myself: I can't eat solely for nutrition all the time, just as I can no longer eat solely for pleasure as I once did.
They say that by doing esteemable acts, we gain self-esteem. This was the case for me. Showing up for work each day and being present with my coworkers and the patrons made me feel good about myself. It gave me a sense of belonging and purpose. I searched for this my whole life.
When I was 16, I didn't have a clue about what I wanted to do as a "job" or really what a "career" was. I was more worried about boys, boobs (which I lacked at the time) and getting through school. If I knew then what I know now, I might have relaxed and enjoyed the journey more.
The single most important thing we can do to strike a more sustainable balance is to realize that we are enough as we are. When we realize this, a natural order and ease begins to permeate our lives.
I recently saw a video of Asthanga teacher Richard Freeman on how yoga ruins your life. The phrase that stood out for me was that it will ruin your ca...
We want to be skinnier and have the cleanest homes and be able to follow our dreams, all while corralling uncivilized, messy, poopy, shorter versions of ourselves. That really doesn't seem like too much to ask, so I came up with some ways that we can all do this.
From my earliest memories, I never wanted to fail. From getting the "right" answer in school, the highest batting average in Little League, the appro...
There have been some major changes in my life -- both in terms of self-development as well as changes that happen in the lives of those close to me. Here are the facts I've realized about life and I'd like to share them with you.
The end goal for most New Year's resolutions is living a better life, and I'd like to suggest the key to a better life is not cutting out something you love doing; rather, it's deliberately crafting a balanced life you enjoy.
I did promise that this was not going to be a diatribe about cigarettes -- so let's just agree that it is my metaphor for the self-care sidesteps we take in our lives. Insert your own behavior or pattern -- the thing that distracts you and occupies space in your life.
Here's an idea. This year, turn Thanksgiving into Thinks-giving. Unplug. Yup. The whole day without digital engagement. No screens. No big balloon parades. No football.
Let us search for the truth on the other side of the stories we have running in our heads. Let us long to experience life as it really is, underneath our belief systems and programming.
While Thanksgiving reminds us to be grateful for all the blessings already in our lives, it's much more than a dinner. What if you felt grateful for life itself, and for the in-your-face miracle of waking up another day? Shift your perspective -- your gratitude will grow.
Authenticity is the new perfection. If you want to strive for something, strive for that. Then you know you'll be in alignment with who you want to be and how you want to show up in the world.
It is precisely this struggle and frustration that creates character, that provides the context, the backdrop to the real drama, the real action of our lives upon this stage.