We can find lessons everywhere. Lately, I've been finding the most difficult lessons easily translate from the microcosm of the yoga mat to the macrocosm of life. Teaching yoga classes brings a whole new perspective to the practice on my mat and the practice of living life. A pose is offered as a journey. There are … Continue reading From the micro of the mat…
As usual, it likely depends. In the past few years, I found that I'm often worried if people are mad at me. I worry and worry and worry about it. Until the next time I see the person and they don't seem mad (or they are acting like they aren't mad) and then all that … Continue reading Are you mad at me? Should it matter to me?
If we open our eyes, hearts, and our minds, we can create an amazing existence. If we refuse to accept mediocrity, we can thrive. If we stop waiting around for everyone else, we can change the world. "If not now then when? If not you then who?" If If you can keep your head when all about … Continue reading if we consider
It's really easy to tell myself to learn from my mistakes. But then I actually have to go and do it. I have to remember that everything from last year did not serve me or others well (somethings did, so I'll keep those). Everything from last year did not raise the vibration of myself... or my community. … Continue reading Remember
Elena Brower says I am. I am all of these things and I am none of these things. I am a runner yoga teacher wife daughter writer painter friend student maker coach wanderer collector. I also tell myself I am judgemental cranky hypocritical lazy mean rude self-centered distracted. I am all of these things and … Continue reading I am
resist: remain unaffected by an action What are you resisting? How is that impacting you? Are you getting what you want? How can you get what you want? What would your life look like if you got what you want? What else are you resisting? Share. Think. Connect. Elevate. Photo by Mike Wilson on Unsplash
I have a difficult time with power trippers. Since I spend a lot of time in the yoga world right now, it manifests most for me here. When I say I spend a lot of time, I take a yoga class a day, either at home on YogaGlo or in a studio. I have completed … Continue reading Judge
The meeting of two eternities - the past and the future... is precisely the present moment. - Henry David Thoreau All we can do is live in this moment. Worry and fear are whipping in the winds of the future the potential happening there. Guilt and regret are rooted in the events of the past. We … Continue reading Today
2018 starts in a few hours. I got to thinking today about 2017. What would I go back and change? Then it hit me: STOP THAT! I can't go back and change anything from 2017. But, I can sure as heck learn from the mistakes there. In 2018... I'm going to stop being so small. … Continue reading #20gr8teen
Looking for a little direction for your 2018? I recommend giving this a little try. Take a chance. What could it hurt? What would this year be like if you took control and lived it with intention? Mapping 2018 Recording of Elena's Call Elena Brower's Mapping 2018 Guidebook to enhance the call. It is worth the … Continue reading Today’s Job Title: Cartographer
Confession: I love Sir Ken Robinson. When I'm feeling down, defeated, and lost for direction, I turn to Sir Ken Robinson's TED Talk, Do schools kill creativity?, for inspiration. Each of his talks bring inspiration for me; however, this talk always speaks directly to me and my constant struggle with belonging, failure, and authenticity. The … Continue reading Words of a Sage: Sir Ken Robinson
Respect yourself enough to say, "I deserve peace," and walk away from people or things that prevent you from attaining it. -Jerico Silvers For me, the week between Christmas and the start of the New Year is always a good time to reflect, acknowledge, analyze, accept, and/or release. What has served me well this year? … Continue reading Reflect and Release
“When someone sees the same people every day, as had happened with him at the seminary, they wind up becoming a part of that person's life. And then they want the person to change. If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of … Continue reading Great Expectations? Great Expectations.
Well, not me personally. Ok, sometimes I know the way. Sometimes I haven't got a clue of the way. But I have a really good sense of direction, so even if I don't know the way, I generally figure it out. Frequently, I figure it out because someone helped me. “This guy's walking down a … Continue reading I know the way…
After Apple-Picking Robert Frost My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there's a barrel that I didn't fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn't pick upon some bough. But I am done with apple-picking now. Essence of winter sleep is on the night, The … Continue reading A Poem
Today, I'm thankful for the annual reminder that gratitude and thankfulness can extend far beyond November into each and every day. So, although this year's Thirty Days of Thankful is coming to a close, it doesn't mean I'm going to stop feeling thankfulness and gratitude. I'm thankful for all the readers who have gone on … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 3.0… Day 30
Today, I am thankful for these words presented by a lovely mentor Your new life will cost you your old life. Having these words and understanding that every single moment or every single day is another chance for a new life helps maintain perspective. What would it mean if you took the next minute to … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 3.0… Day 29
Today, I’m thankful for good friends and fun adventures.
Today, I’m thankful for family that visits which causes technological distancing for the holiday.
Today, I'm thankful for single-pointed focus: Enjoying bubbles on the surface of a latte, Appreciating the hero running beside me, Loving the person in front of me, Hearing words spoken, Digesting words written, Tasting each of the spices of life, Everything in its own time. Everything one at a time. Do one thing. Do just … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 3.0… Day 21