If you want to make a difference If you want to feel different If you want to be the best If you want to get better If you want to grow If you want Do the work. What does the work look like? Depends on the person and the want. Practice yoga Practice cooking Practice … Continue reading Just do the work
I found this sweet little patch of green in the middle of the street during an early morning tour of my neighborhood. Lately, I've been assessing where I fit. In my family. In my town. In myself. In my life. No matter where I think I fit, this is where I am. "Grow where you're … Continue reading Grow where you’re planted! Grow where you’re planted?
Mother female parent a woman in authority an old or elderly woman source, origin tenderness or affection the extreme or ultimate example of something's kind (from various internet references) This is always such a funny holiday. Some people love it and are extremely happy. Some people miss their moms and have broken hearts. Some people … Continue reading Mother’s Day, 2018
The truth isn't always hard. For me, today it will be. (read: vulnerability alert) I have cystic acne. It feels like I always have and, so far, it seems like I always will. I try to hide it as best as humanly possible with concealer and makeup that I'm not skilled at applying. When I … Continue reading Truthful Tuesday
There are five elements that contribute to Martin Seligman's Well-Being Theory. While I'll take time to discuss all of them, Meaning is our focus today. Seligman explained that meaning speaks to one's connection to and service toward something bigger than the self. Sometimes, I feel meaning is quite simple to assign. Subjectively, I can say … Continue reading Meaning Monday
We are still in the fist part of the year. That's not a typo. I meant, "fist," not, "first." We are assaulted by the new year and with all its expectations, resolutions, and wintery mixes. Then we navigate the hypermanic and bipolar episodes of weather (sunny and 50 one day followed by a rainy 38) … Continue reading Self Care?
If I can't impact people, this whole thing is a waste. Chris Rosati Inspiration is everywhere. This week, I found inspiration in my grad school lecture. We can all impact others in positive ways. Please take a few minutes to watch. Then share what pops up for you. https://www.cbsnews.com/video/on-the-road-the-silver-linings-playbook-of-an-als-patient/ Share. Think. Connect. Elevate.
"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…
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
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
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'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