Not enough. We all have at least one of those stories rolling around our head. I’m not a good enough parent I’m not smart enough I’m not a good enough friend I’m not thin enough I’m not strong enough I’m not talented enough I don’t work hard enough I’m too fat I’m too lazy I’m…

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Anything worthwhile requires struggle. If success comes easy, there’s a catch. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Sound familiar? In our culture, we’re taught that pain has a purpose. We believe suffering equals success. We live by a no pain, no gain mentality that says we have to undergo ordeals in…

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“The cure for pain is the pain.” – Rumi The body doesn’t forget. My body tenses and my breath becomes shallow when I feel like something is going to be taken away from me. The sinking sensation in the pit of my stomach nearly brings me to my knees when I see certain people in…

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How often do you experience something painful – either emotional or physical – and you fairly quickly find yourself getting dramatic about it? Or maybe you don’t get worked up, but you start to create a story about what this incident must mean about you, your life, your past or your future? When the shitty…

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“You have a story,” she said, “You have a lot to your story.” I sat with it for a moment. “I guess,” I hesitated, “I just feel like there’s soooo many stories and books out there, just like mine. What makes mine really worth telling?” “You do have a story,” she reiterated, “And your story…

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  You’re on the verge of breaking every day and it’s not healthy. Even worse, you’re defending it. You’re defending your own mental health and stability – do you think it’s OK to live the way you are living right now? Do you want to live like that?   Her words hit me like a…

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  What drives you?   Two weeks ago, I challenged my team with this question at our all team meeting and hearing all of their shares seriously gave me all the feels – goosebumps, tears, laughs…you name it. And that’s because What drives you? is a powerful question – it’s a question that makes you…

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  As part of the LifePower Yoga Mount Laurel challenge, I’m exploring one of the seven axioms of yoga each day and sharing what it means to me. If you’re interested in joining the challenge (and winning some Lululemon swag), you can find all the dets here.   #1 You are exactly where you are…

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  “The one thing which you have absolute control over is your own thoughts. It is this that puts you in a position to control your own destiny.” –Paul G. Thomas     Have you ever noticed that when you’re feeling anxious that your body tightens and your breath is more shallow?   Last week I was officially…

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“If you asked me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.” –Emile Zola      Here’s the thing: We all have stories.   Someone asks how you are on a particularly bad day and you quip, “I’m fine.” Or, you meet an old acquaintance on the street…

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