If your so successful, why do you feel like such a fake?
It’s the number one piece of advice anyone entering this digital space will receive. Repeated ad nauseum.
But what does it even mean?
I authentically like want to have nicer skin. Does that make posting about skincare products “authentic”?? I authentically like pretty clothes. Does that mean I should be a fashion blogger?
The quest to find my “authenticity” has send me way deeper into my spiritual practice. And afforded me a lot of healing along the way. By reflecting on the choices I had made in the past, and really trying to the internal motives behind them, and even what common denominators connected them, I have begun to see myself in a whole new light.
I’m still a work in progress, uncovering new insights everyday, and I’m excited to share it with you. And share the tools that helped me both in the past, as well as this present moment. Thanks for being here with me #taurustribe
It’s not a yoga workshop.
It’s a writing (journaling) & sharing group to help you uncover your Authenticity. The goal is to connect deeper to yourself and others.
Imagine. That. ✨
We will be meeting at The Chapel at the old Norton Tree Farm in the edge of historic Dogtown. The chapel was originally added on to the house as a studio for a stained glass artist who resided there. Its vaulted ceilings and sweeping windows provide views across the fields leading out to Dogtown.
For the writing portion of this series, please bring a journal and a pen, a notebook and a pencil, or a laptop. For the sharing portion, please bring an open mind and a kind heart. This is intended to be a real experience with real people who have real emotions. Together, we will create a safe group where stories can be shared.
If you’re interested, please message me or email me at email@example.com. Once you have paid via PayPal or Venmo, you will receive a message with the exact location and address!
Français en dessous // This winter felt like folding onto and into myself on all levels. Going into my own space and facing what was there, without judgement but rather compassion. Accepting where I had arrived and in what state. And respecting that. Taking time to stop. look. understand. allow. and heal. My yoga practice has been on warming up for and doing 4 Sun salutations C for the past 4 months - and only today did I sense it was time to move into Surya Namaskar B. I added 2 rounds. Why the rush to get into all fancy poses? Ego. And that is bypassing yoga. But it is a learning road of curves and cycles so be easy on yourself - after all aren’t we all practicing yoga because we feel better when we do? Not being too serious about it has been and is one of my hidden lessons. What have you learnt from yoga? 🖤
// Durant cet hiver j’ai eu l’impression de me fondre sur moi-même. De plonger dans mon espace intérieur mais sans jugement, plutôt avec compassion. D’accepter là où j’étais et dans quel état j’y étais arrivée (limite burnout en fait). J’ai enfin oser prendre le temps de respecter mon état. J’ai pris le temps de m’arrêter, de regarder, de comprendre, de laisser les choses être et de guérir. Ma pratique de yoga est simple depuis 4 mois (mais oh doucement puissante). Échauffement doux puis 4 fois la salutation au soleil C et relaxation. Et c’était aujourd’hui que l’impulsion sous forme de pensée et de désir de faire la Salutation Soleil B s’est manifestée en moi. Car il est temps, je me sens plus forte et plus légère maintenant et donc capable d’ajouter quelque chose de bénéfique. Evoluer c’est vivre. J’ai ajouter 2 fois là B. C’est tout. Je sentais ma respiration devenir forte déjà. Pourquoi se forcer à faire des jolies super-poses difficiles rapidement? L’ego. Ainsi on passe à côté du Yoga. La pratique du Yoga est un chemin plein de surprises et de lessons subtils - il faut simplement être à l’écoute. Après tout, on pratique le yoga parce-qu’on se sens bien pendant et après non? Ne pas être trop sérieuse et lâcher un but précis pendant ma pratique est une de mes grandes leçons. Et vous qu’avez-vous appris grâce au yoga? ❤️
THE REWARDS OF ADVERSITY
I watched @yolanda.hadid on the @wendyshow today. There was such a calmness and peace about her. You could tell she was not in competition with the world. She had found her authenticity and her freedom.
Yolanda suffered for 7 years from Lymes disease. That kind of adversity can either destroy you or refine you. It refined her.
WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH YOUR ADVERSITY?
I thought about posting this photo and sharing how grateful I feel today (which I do!). Grateful for living so close to the beach, grateful for a job I love and one that allows me to take breaks to do this with my little. I thought I would also share how I had such a different experience staring at the same ocean yesterday.
Yesterday, I took some time to sit out here and PAUSE. It wasn't comfortable, but it was what I needed. The most important lesson I've learned in this process of finding internal happiness is that all emotions are fleeting. Facing the dark emotions head on really does help in letting them go, so the light can enter more easily. Also, getting present with the light makes life more enjoyable.
As @sherylsandberg taught us in Option B, you will not always feel this way, you will only SOMETIMES feel this way. This goes for the light and the dark. Get present with both and see the magic happen. 🖤 #findingauthenticity#imallaboutoversharing
We can all remember a time someone has said something that's marked our lives... in good ways and in bad ways. Why do words have such power over us? Find out tonight at 7:30! 💡James 3 #FindingAuthenticity
I was recently telling a friend that I am both excited, and scared-to-death, about my upcoming Authenticity workshop. Without skipping a beat she said, “What you haven’t realized yet is that anyone who is even THINKING about going to your event is ALSO scared-to-death.” She was right. It hadn’t occurred to me that anyone who may be wanting change (and is ready to face the truth), would be shitting their pants at the idea of showing up in a public space to hear me talk about the work and the love that is involved with figuring out who you actually ARE. I get it. But remember that we’re all in this one life together. There is no shame in making a decision to better yourself. The starter plunge in the rollercoaster of emotions and self fact-checking can be intense. But then it mellows and feels a lot like the first bike ride of the year. It’s freedom. A cycle. And a life long process of becomeING.
A year and a half ago, when I started my blog, I sent one of my more intimate drafts to my ex-mother-in-law (who is one of my very best friends). She said, “It’s a lot, Sweetie. It’s very honest, but it’s you’re life; you get to do whatever you want with it.” I hit “post,” and have never once regretted being, breathing and sharing my truth.
Sunday, May 21st 5-7pm
Treetop Yoga, Gloucester
$25 pre register online/ $30 at the door
#findingauthenticity#truth#honesty#freedom#inspire#live#happiness#becomeING#strength#newbeginnings#speaker#writer#blogger ...and #wecallhimsam
My AUTHENTICITY workshop is coming up!
It's about looking at all of those hats, layers and masks that we have (inevitably) worn throughout our XX years and deciding if it's time for us to remove them.
Maybe they're the wrong size but we keep sausaging ourselves into them DESPERATELY trying to make them still fit. Or maybe they are too bulky and heavy and our shoulders can't take the weight anymore. Maybe you just realized that you don't give a shit about what's in style and you're done with looking like everyone else. Perhaps your layers have been through hell and back and are slowly unraveling thread by thread without your consent.
Once we choose to take them off, we get a little closer to becoming who we actually ARE instead of being covered up by who we once were or who others think we should be.
I promise you, it's empowering and freeing and scary and exciting and honest.
If these words about this event speak to you at all, then sign up. The layers are just a piece of the puzzle!
Sunday, May 21st 5-7pm
- M o n d a y -
I'd rather like to be back where I was yesterday morning, sitting in a tipi taking on board the wise words of @johnsiddique. So I'm taking what was said and allowing the words to carry me through this new week with purpose ✨🙌🏼✨ Happy Monday, lovely people 😊