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We are all searching, hustling, and grinding to get there. Where? We don’t even know. Let’s talk about hope and how we can change the conversation about success.
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Often, it takes a season of transition to remind us of our goals. As a school teacher, the last day of school and the first day are often the hardest moments for reflection. As I sit in my classroom for the final time this year, I am reminded of all that I hoped to achieve over the past 180 school days.
So you have decided to make the leap. You have accepted that intervention in necessary. Isn’t acceptance the first step? Well, I am with you and currently traveling through the many tasks and todo lists that make up the “work up”. Below is my story and experience.
So when I get the above question, from now I am saying that Success cannot be defined. We use the word success as if its a trophy. One that is always out of reach. We pin this word to other people hoping we could one day compare. Instead of all the synonyms like accomplishment of achievement, I plan to reframe this word as “content”. If we are happy or even content with our progress and our achievements, then we are successful.
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Strength is more than mental resilience, but the courage to leap, knowing you will fall and it will suck, but you could be one step closer. As I embark on the infamous IVF journey, I hope to keep my HOPE strong, and share with you how my endometriosis, mindfulness, and strength will persevere.
Today I write with the most beautiful community I have found. There are doctors out there who care more for their patients than loading up the insurance charges to pocket as much as possible. I have discovered the world of community acupuncture and man, is it spirited.
Teachers are exploited for their morals while lacking compensation for the additional demands placed on them.
Like many I began the journey into alternative methods to “healing” this condition. Beyond diet and supplements to relieve some of the pain I recently I decided to finally take the dive and do a consult for my local acupuncture and herbal healing/wellness group. The experience was lovely but came at a hefty price tag.
I have heard the same story in so many different ways. Women in the workplace are unable to make career advancements that they desire and deserve due to raising children. On the flip side, well educated and inspiring women with incredible minds are at home making slime instead of creating positive change in the world.
My provider did what all providers do and put my on drugs and wished me good luck. It wasn’t until I did the work thanks to our vast online data bases, that I began to make daily changes to benefit my health.
Yes, it sucks knowing that a non cancerous tissue is taking over my abdomen and has caused all the pain I endured with two unsuccessful pregnancies, but now I can look this thing in the face, call its name, and put it in its place.
adolescent women. Are we trying to “protect” are we hopeful that everyone will just “find their way”?
I have challenged myself to be content in the moment. Often the new high we are seeking doesn’t feel as we dreamed it would and we keep pushing and pushing onward.
This lead me to the idea of a “Catch All”. While I would love to be solely a yoga blog, or a healing blog, my blog is more like the “junk drawer”. That one odd drawer usually in a kitchen that quite often contains everything but the kitchen sink.
This is not a question to keep the wheels spinning – there is a lot to be said about seeking joy while feeling contentment with our current circumstances.
For today, I ask you. What do you want to do with your life? Who do you want to impact? What do you hope to change? – Lastly, what is standing in your way?
While this space (for me) is a catch all of my feelings and journey through this crazy thing called life, I am focusing on how I can use holistic practices through both my yoga journey and dietary changes to help alleviate this pain.
What is your purpose? What do you wish to achieve and what is currently in your way? – For me, it was myself that I found in the way of happiness.
Are you along for the ride? I sure hope so. If you are a fellow yoga teacher please comment your contacts below and I would love to follow your blog and hear about what this practice brings to your journey of hope.
grow in the suffering. If we have to put up with it as a part of life, we might as well take advantage of it, and use it for our benefit.
When we become our own creatures, we are constantly on a mission to define and become our true selves. Part of this is identifying what has hurt us, what would make us stronger, and possibly heal us.
We try to empathize all while being envious of others fake reality, then turn that angst inward to guild ourselves into a better tomorrow.
When a door closes another opens is not nearly true. There are open doors all around us, the closing door is simply showing us the multitude of other doors awaiting our attention and journey.
While this rant and rave has little conclusion, I consider how these building blocks of managing our balanced state can impact our later interactions and relationships.
It is important to set goals and have a vision, but that goal of success does not mean you should not be grateful for the moment that you are in now.
Why are you here? Not here on this page, but here on this planet?
Since the last time I sat down and penned out my thoughts and ideas, lots has changed. This is common for everyone but I feel like it has turned my world upside down.
We have a vision of how life is supposed to look, when we lose control of our plan, our options, or simply our progress things get dim.
The number of “Praying for you” texts from non praying people shook me. This isn’t a mistake, this is a loss of a life and dreams. Yet society says “just try again”.
I will try my best to not only blog about life and my ponderings, but use this platform to document my journey through this (sadly) digital program.
Everyone needs a purpose, and for many that purpose is to help others, make money, or support a family. While we dream of more vacation time, or more time at home, will that truly make one happy? Of course that driving purpose would have to shift.
Blogging is tough. I have started and stopped and started again. We always have good intentions. May be be in weight loss, mindful practices, or new household routines. We know that is takes a long time for a routine to become a habit. How do we make them stick? It all begins with our intentions.Continue reading “After A Lull”
So like many I turned to my doctor, but primarily the internet. When we are experiencing a symptom, uncertainty, or even a pondering pinterest seems to have all the answers.
We have predetermined expectations for every walk of life. Now these are not well educated opinions but rather a montage of what we have seen in movies mashed up with our hopes and dreams.
When we are prepared, we can handle whatever is thrown our way. If we are naïve and expect to be filled with all the blessings and joy forever more, we will be extremely disappointed and unprepared for any challenges.
So. You are ready to leave education. What’s next? Many educators are turning a new leaf as the covid pandemic adds additional stress and strain on teachers and learners. Just like an addiction the first step is stating that you have a problem. Many teachers have identified the troubles with this career but have acceptedContinue reading “Half Way There”
We are all entitled to our emotions and healthy coping strategies. If no one else has ever told you that, or you are used to hearing how you need to do more “Self care” then read up about how the corporate world expect “hobbies” to cure our metal and physical abuse.
While I support hard work and try to instill that practice in my students daily, there is a time where hard work becomes a problem.
We have substituted the lifetime commitment of procreating for the joys of a pupster that will love us as we binge Netflix, and be excited to see us when we have left them at home to go out with friends.
Just because the world has granted us more time, that does not mean your mental capacity expanded.
Now as I ponder my life – like many of us- we can’t comprehend how the world keeps getting worse and worse every time we turn on the news. Well what if the world is equally as insane as it was 20 years ago, we are just more aware of the impact?
We tolerate and endure until we can’t anymore. What would your life look like if you made a change after the first or second red flag?
While we fight for equal rights, we cannot hold on to past ideals. If I can order my own food, open my own door, and get paid a fraction of what men do, and look good doing it, I do not expect men to go back to wearing suits, having affairs with their secretaries, and dressing like Frank Sinatra.
Times are scary, so let’s talk about conformity. Naturally… I often view this election as a “no brainer” yet how come I have zero confidence in the general population? It may be odd, but I have yet to encounter someone who will be voting for “the other team”. While we know it is not aboutContinue reading “Livin’ on a Prayer- and the electoral collage”
What better way to addict people to screens, phones, and “smart” devices than by making them think it is healthy.
Send a card of appreciation to someone who has touched you (emotionally, obvi.) – but of course text them to get their address first which will totally ruin the surprise. Its all apart of the new hybrid penpal framework.
So what is second best? – CHANGE- Hence why every educated human and their brother are begging you to VOTE.
Like when did the corporate world invest in Yoga? They seem to be pushing that shit hard.
We place a dollar sign on how much we are worth, and try to find the balance between income and mental health.
What moves are you making to monetize on the time you have?
This isn’t your employers take on “self care” with some pointed agenda. This is finding what speaks to you and how it can heal your soul. Yes, let’s just jump right into the granola.
That understanding alone, combined with my various experiences and ever evolving outlook on life leads me to believe that I have something to offer you and yours.
We all need it, we search for it, and we rely on it. Hope is there when we can’t see what’s next. But how does one find hope?