Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, "I'm possible!" Audrey Hepburn Back to school for all ages. As you probably know by now, I REALLY love essential oils. To be entirely honest, I still don't know everything to do with all the oils. BUT, I'm learning. How am I learning? With the help of Elena … Continue reading Back to School
"Do not let your struggle become your identity." Too many times, we struggle to the point which we can no longer determine where the struggle ends and we as people begin. If this is any of us, perhaps this awareness can allow the taking of a single step, or a million steps to place a … Continue reading Identity
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…
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
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
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.
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 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 stillness The sweet, silent, stillness that comes after all the motion It's the space between the movement The down between the ups and the ups between the downs It's the Yin after the Yang It's the Nidra The peace The Peace The Grace It's the every single day Waking up and … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 3.0… Day 12
As with every day, and especially on this day every year, I am thankful for this sweet soul. It's her birthday. She's amazing... the girl, not the bee.
This mindful month’s intention? Share thankfulness. What are you thankful for? To kick off this year’s thirty days of thankful, I’m keeping it simple. I’m thankful for the time... The time to smile at my husband. The time to snuggle with the pups. The time to roll out my mat or go for a run. … Continue reading Thirty days of thankful 3.0… day 1
The Road Not Taken Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the … Continue reading 8.20.17-8.21.17 Hawaii Day 28-29
What's your offering to the world? Some might phrase it as: What's your purpose? What do you want to be when you grow up? Dream job? Dream work? Life's work? Desire? Ambition? Direction? Focus? Intent? Objective? Reason? Mission? Dream? Target? Function in the world? How many of us know? How many of us ever figure … Continue reading 8.18.17-8.19.17 Hawaii Day 26-27
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” B.K.S. Iyengar ...and to know the difference? Maybe. What need not be endured for you? Can you cure it? What cannot be cured? Can you endure it?