Sunday, October 31, 2010
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
"If you only hear the objective facts, it sounds as if I believe in some sort of voodoo or magic. That's not the case. While I do think there is something wonderful and inexplicable about affirmations, I have no reason to conclude it is any more than a pleasant hallucination. But if it is a hallucination, it's a totally cool one. When I have flying dreams, I know they aren't real, but it doesn't stop me from enjoying the hell out of them. And so it might be the same with affirmations. Affirmations might be nothing more than a wonderful illusion that you can control your own luck."
"There's a book called The Luck Factor, in which researcher Richard Wiseman describes studying people who considered themselves lucky...people who expect luck have a more powerful ability to notice opportunities in their environment. Optimistic people's field of perception is literally greater. And the best part is he discovered that when you train people to expect luck, their field of perception increases accordingly."
"I think part of the mystery of affirmations has to do with the fact that it improves your ability to notice an opportunity. And when you do, it seems like a lucky coincidence. In my case, about half of my seemingly miraculous results with affirmations could be traced back to my noticing something important."
Let me know if you want to join me -- 15x/day every day in the area(s) of your choosing. I am going for it. Eaaaaaasy and it will help you stay focused on creating your own good luck...
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Just for the fitness record, I am SORE. When I taught intenSati class yesterday, I wasn't sure how much I was going to be able to participate but my ankle felt really good so I went for it and yeah, I am feeling it! If you were in class yesterday, way to PLAY FULL OUT and today, find some time for a good strrrrretch and hydrate...
Yesterday afternoon, I bought a little necklace that has an OM charm on it and when I placed it around my neck, I felt like I was really sealing my intention to be peaceful and mindful. Can you give yourself a little something special like that today that lines you up with a positive intention?
Yesterday's post was a bold one for me and I thought about it a few times throughout the day. I thought again about the kinds of risks I take when I tell my story and sometimes I get a little anxious, but then I receive emails from readers like you who affirm that what I've said is helpful and insightful. I know I have a real ability to communicate with candor and humor in a way that inspires positive change. So, I'm going with it and we'll see where the wind takes me.
Speaking of which, I spent some time inside my favorite natural setting on our little island yesterday and wrote a poem called "Whisper Winds":
Whisper winds ride bareback
having the time of their life
leaves prepare to go bold
then detach from their base and take flight
Horses and joggers pound Central Park's
rolling stones the beats'
they glide on the bridle path
whatever doesn't last
wasn't meant to but
I do want perfect pictures to stay the same
or come again.
This reminds me of a very moving part of yesterday's class. Towards the end of the series, we do a pose where we balance on one leg and open our arms in a wide open V (the pose for FAITH) and the affirmation I pair with it this month is, "I open to love." I had all the students close their eyes and repeat, but what I saw was a narrowness in their not-so-wide open Vs. There was so much room to expand, which they did, upon my suggestion to open up wider and drop their shoulders. It’s amazing how much more we can open up to when we’re willing. In an instant, everybody's face softened and there this kind of collective relief. You mean, there's more out there coming my way and I deserve it? Yep. :)
With xo and gratitude,
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
I hope this message finds you well! Just a reminder that my 9am Saturday Equinox at Columbus Circle class is cancelled this weekend only -- the club's redoing the main studio floor. Join me when class resumes (on brand spankin' new floors, yeah!) Saturday 10/16. OPEN GUEST LIST so please email me names!
Class IS ON this weekend (and until about Thanksgiving) in CENTRAL PARK at 10:30am! Meet us at the gold topped statue at 10:15am. Bring friends, dogs, family, your boyfriend/girlfriend who wants to show his/her love by doing what's important to you (if only once), and anybody else in your world who you want to share the Sati with, YES!
I just saw the Broadway show "Lombardi" last night based on the life of famed football coach Vince Lombardi so I'm feeling the strong coach vibe now! I know from playing soccer and sports my whole life that what Coach Lombardi said is true:
Winning is an ATTITUDE!
I want to help you win!! So who or what is your opponent? Maybe it's that little voice that says "I don't wanna work out this weekend. Really, I just want to sit at home and watch reruns of Law and Order because I miss it since it was cancelled or new episodes on the Food Network because a cute guy like Bobby Flay making pumpkin french toast with berries and mascarpone cheese is good TV!"
Ok, maybe it is. Fine. BUT, alas, it's not going to get you what you want. It may be EASIER but if what you want, if what you really really (+4 more really's) WANT is to be in great shape and healthy, you've got to get onto the field or into the studio and work it out with all YOU've got!
I truly can't wait to help you win at the games you choose to play!! I know together we can do it! :)!
With xo and gratitude,
Thursday, October 7, 2010
"Don't listen to those who say, 'You're taking too big a chance.' Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most important, don't listen when the little voice of fear inside you rears its ugly head and says. 'They're all smarter than you out there. They're more talented, they're taller, blonder, prettier, luckier, and they have connections. I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts, and do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live, the chances are you'll be a person worthy of your own respects."
- Neil Simon, Simon is an American playwright and screenwriter.