Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
- Omg, I think I'm going to die.
- No, I'm REALLY going to die.
- I am so nauseated.
- I'm sick. I feel so sick.
- Are those gummy bears on my her [my coworkers] desk? I want some.
- Why don't men get this?
- Seriously, if men got their periods the world would be a vastly different place.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I AM GRATEFUL FOR ALL THAT IS IN MY LIFE TODAY.
I woke up realizing that I have so much abundance in my life. This comes after a few days without said awareness. I don't know why it can be so easy to forget how good I have it but I do sometimes. I think it has something to do with my taking things for granted or having such high standards/expectations that I can feel I'm falling short against what I am striving to accomplish. From a state of ingratitude, everybody else seems like they have what I want and "compare and despair" syndrome can take over, which we all know is not fun.
I am grateful to be back to feeling grateful. It's like returning to 98.6 after a fever. Job, roof over head, great friends, family, goals, dreams, beautiful summer weather in a city that has everything I want and need if I take the time to find it -- yeah, it really is all good.
On another note, I may be taking a break from teaching intenSati. I have a possible stress fracture in my tibia (waiting for MRI results from yesterday) and it's been recommended by another top sports ortho (I'm on my third opinion now and they all agree) that I have ligament reconstruction on an ankle that's been injured for a while. It's been very challenging to face the facts of this situation but I realize that I have to deal with it straight on and do what's best for me. No whining or drama, right? Just go for acceptance and maturity and strength.
I love teaching and am not sure yet what the best and wisest course of action but I will certainly keep you posted. I will be teaching in the park on Saturday but doing less movement and more coaching and verbal cueing. It will still be an awesome class, I promise. I will not be subbing for Erika on Sunday as planned but Darbi will be and she has guest passes if you want to attend!
Thanks for reading and I hope you have a great rest of the day. If you're in NY and free tonight, I am singing at Googie's lounge (154 Ludlow above the Living Room) and the show is going to be an incredible mix of talented singer/songwriters. So much fun and I hope to see you there!!
Closing thought: I have so much to be grateful for in my life today. I may not have everything I want but I certainly have all I need.
With xo and GRATITUDE,
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
RISE AND SHINE!
SIGN UP BY JUNE 29
Here's your chance to be one of "those people" who jump out of bed motivated to work out while most others are hitting "snooze!" IF NOT NOW, WHEN?
Make this your best summer yet! We challenge you to kick start your summer with a Rise and Shine intenSati Warrior Challenge.
It's common knowledge that exercising in the morning boosts your metabolism, improves your mood, and lays the foundation for feeling empowered all day long! Are you willing to take the responsibility for living your best life now?
Here is the challenge. For the month of July, you commit to 4 intenSati workouts a week... 2 of them MUST be 6:30am classes, no matter what!
You make the commitment to take on this challenge... We provide you with a one-month all-access membership to participate.
Only open to non members who have never participated in previous challenges.
If you are a member of equinox you must be an all access member
Pay it forward. Before you activate your pass you must order an intenSati DVD and send it to a friend. Go to our Store to order.
Kick off class is Friday July 2nd at 6:30am Equinox 17th and 10th
Wrap up class is Monday August 2nd at 6:30am Equinox 50th and Broadway
For a full schedule of classes Click Here- (only Equinox classes count)
You MUST activate your pass at Equinox at 19th and Broadway between June 30 and July 1. Ask for Sharie.
You will receive a warrior bracelet for every class you take and to complete your challenge you must have 16 warrior bracelets.
To sign up email RSVP@satilife.com.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I had a few "I love it!" moments yesterday and almost broke out into a shimmy! Last night, the cast and production team behind the short film I'm in (plug: it's called "The Smirk" and you can watch it here -- http://vimeo.com/groups/beyondthestill/videos/12477983) came over to my apartment for a potluck dinner-wrap party-screening. I haven't hosted more than 2 people in my apartment in the 10 months I've lived here and it was so nice! I loved it! I appreciated having a home I can open up to people. Everybody brought food and drinks, we walked down to the river, watched the film on my wall using this very fine Canon projector (see photo insert) shared some laughs, talked film shop a bit, la la la...
Affirming -- I took an important action step to counter some feelings of isolation I've been having in my apartment. It's been too quiet here! :) It can be SO easy in New York City to just stay in your own world, right? I guess that is fine for some but I've been craving company and some new energy in my place so I jumped with PASSION at the GREAT opportunity (working my intenSati attitudes before class this AM) to have this party in my apartment.
I'm continuing my willingness this coming Wednesday when me and my Vermont singer/songwriter friends are performing (plug #2: 7:30 pm/Wed June 23/Googie's Lounge at 154 Ludlow, NYC) and 3 coming into town need a place to stay. I said, Stay here with me! I was happy to realize I had enough spare sheets and pillows to provide a comfortable stay at l' chateau Davis. But seriously, whatever your vision is for your life -- and for me it includes being surrounded by a lot of really nice, cool, interesting, trustworthy and fun friends -- are you keeping your eyes open for opportunities that allow you to have what you want?
The second "I love it!" moment happened yesterday when I was taking intenSati led by the dynamic Jolynn Baca and energetic Greg Stockbridge in a park along the Hudson River. The class was raising money for Broadway Bares, a performance this Sunday night that raises money for Equity Fights AIDS (lots of money being raised, yay!). People were watching as they always do when we work it out outside -- some looked like they were having a blast right along with us. Others looked at us and their expressions suggested they thought we're crazy or maybe just really silly! I realized how much perception is the rule.
If so many people can have different points of view and opinions, then there must be a few places that I am viewing myself and my life through another person's pov filter. I spotted two areas. The first is my non-conformity and the second is my body. Re: the former, I choose to see that I am doing exactly what I want and need to do to achieve my goals as opposed to thinking I'm doing something "wrong" and characterizing myself as a hobbyist who should have a husband and kids already with a house in Rockland County. Then, I said to myself what people have been saying to me for 15 years: STOP letting society's point of view and definition of The Body Beautiful dictate how you feel about you and your body. There are some very disturbing images of beauty out there being fed to us daily and if we're mindless, we can digest them and believe in their value. It takes a certain mindset to let them go but this is doable and so worth it!
So, I encourage you today to open yourself up to creating more love in your life! Jump at great opportunities and and by all means, shift your point of view. I'm not saying to rationalize something you are doing that isn't healthy or for your highest good. Rather, it is about taking back your power and claiming you will see your life through eyes that view your strength, power, and beauty -- yes!
Closing thought: Today I find many things about my life and myself to love! I take back my point of view and nourish myself with an empowered outlook.
With xo and gratitude,
See you in Central Park this morning at 9:45AM for free intenSati!
I am subbing intenSati at 19th Street and Broadway Equinox on Sunday, June 27th at 11AM for the amazing Erika Shannon. Message me for a guest pass if you need one!
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
If you are a member of Equinox you must be an all access member
Pay it forward. Before you activate your pass you must order an intenSati Dvd and send it to a friend. Go to
Satilife.com to order.
at 6:30am Equinox 17th and 10th
For a full schedule of classes go to Satilife.com only Equinox classes count