Self Love

Movement can be playful!

We are often our own hardest critic.  I know I am.  It’s my Type-A, entrepreneurial spirit. But no matter what our nature or our career path, I think we tend to be harsh with ourselves in a way many of us would never treat anyone else we care for.  We all need to give ourselves a little more self love.

In the past, I somewhat always thought this harshness was a motivator.  Apparently, I respond to drill sergeant mode.  Once upon a time that might have worked for me, but I’m attempting to be gentler with myself.  Partly, I’m just getting tired with age (did I admit that?).  Egging myself on is exhausting.  Plus every year it seems to become more and more obvious that life is too short to waste time being curt with myself. I’ve even drastically reduced my road rage because I came to recognize I was the only one hot and bothered.  The driver that would not let me merge was long gone.

That does not mean that I’m always successful.  It is in my nature to push through without a nap and struggle with […]

Self Love2018-06-19T10:06:03-04:00

New Year New Chance to Love Your Body

It’s hard to stop and give ourselves positive feedback, especially about our figure.  I work with so many clients who have parts of their body they really don’t like.  I know what part of their body many of my clients which they could alter.  It’s very rare for someone to walk into my class and say, I love my (say any part of the body here); we don’t need to work on or fix that area in any way.

And I get it.  They come to me to work out or fix an injury, but I do sometimes worry not only for my clients, but for people in general that we are overly fixated on the fixing and rarely focused on what is good.  And, I’m just going to admit it.  Some things can’t be fixed.  If I want to be taller or shorter, it’s not going to happen. 

In 2013 I need to learn to love my legs a little bit more.  I […]
New Year New Chance to Love Your Body2017-09-12T19:34:30-04:00