At the beginning of 2018, I wrote about a desire to focus the year on people, places, movement, creativity and career along with self-care, compassion, and spaciousness. Spending time on relationships, travel, and movement have been particularly plentiful- mostly due to finishing Gyrotonic (a unique and extraordinary workout system similar to Pilates/yoga) certification recently. The spring felt like a flurry of finishing teaching hours and courses in Seattle and Washington, DC to complete the certification; it took about 13 months and feels liberating to be finished.
This past weekend felt like taking a long breath and centering myself for the summer season. It was full of biking, outdoor yoga, time with my guy, an incredible massage, seeing friends for a BBQ and moving projects forward. It was also a time to reflect on the meaning behind Memorial Day and spend time in gratitude for those who have given their lives for our country.
In my last post, I also mentioned my pivot more deeply into the health and wellness world vs. negotiation. The shape of it is still unfolding and I will be offering individual and group opportunities in the near future. What topics in the wellness world do you have questions or curiosities about? I’d love to incorporate your questions into future notes and experiences. For those of you living in Minneapolis, I’m teaching Gyrotonic at Embody Movement Studio and have space in my schedule for 1-2 new clients. Feel free to respond to this message if you’re curious to learn more about it.
What I’m reading
Have you heard of the Libby app? It connects to a local library and I can read or listen to audio books through it. Right now, listening to Why Buddhism Is True. It’s too early to recommend it but enjoying it so far.
Tools to check out
Momentum: A habit tracking app I discovered recently. It’s simple, allows me to track 3 habits daily, and is actually helping me gain momentum on the 3 things I chose.
Favorite self-care practice
Many of you know I have a yoga teaching background. I also have strong interest in Chinese Medicine and see an acupuncturist every two weeks. Over the past couple of years, I’ve slowly become interested in an energy practice called qi gong and found a yoga/qi gong hybrid on YouTube and love it. Here is my favorite daily energy routine; highly recommend it.