Hitting The Reset Button

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By Kate

Often times when I take or teach a yoga class, we begin the practice by looking inward. Checking in with the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. Noticing tightness and tension. Thoughts and feelings. Essentially, acknowledging whatever unseen things we carried with us to our mats.

I appreciate the guided questioning and encouragement to take note of what’s happening in my headspace and in my heart, as I usually come to find that it’s the first time I’ve had the chance to acknowledge those parts of myself all day. Continue reading

Advice From My Younger Self

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By Casey Rose Frank

As I approached 30 I was big fan of reading essays about what older women would tell their younger selves if given the opportunity. All the words of wisdom made me feel that I had truly learned something from the trials and tribulations of my more uncertain years. It was easy to even feel a sliver of smugness over the girl I no longer was thanks to hindsight.

But along with getting older, making informed decisions, and becoming a more emotionally balanced person, I discovered that there had been a tradeoff I was unaware of. I worried less, but I took fewer risks. I had learned to say no to the things I really didn’t want to do, but had forgotten to say yes to the unexpected. Continue reading