Dorothy Stover Love Lesson Episode 26 on the poem Dont Quit. Which inspires to keep going when facing life's challenges.Read More
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I'm ok if you make fun of me for this love lesson!
All jokes aside, perhaps you feel like you're the gardener in the relationship or maybe you feel like you're the flower. Either way, you don't know how to break out of this pattern or you don't want to. Maybe this will give you permission to do so. If you have a harmonious relationship, sometimes it means having your partner take care of you or you taking taking care of your partner.
It's important to do and be both at some point in your relationship. Think back to a time when you really needed a friend and they were there for you no questions asked. Think back to a time you were there for someone no questions asked. It feels good. It's important. And that's community. Your partner is just one part of your community. Take care of each other. Tend to each other. Give each other what they need. And of course, don't forget about your needs.
Here's this week's Love Lesson Episode. Love Lessons Ep 24 Gardener & Flower
Sending love to you today!
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Your health should be your number 1 priority. If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything. This includes your mental, emotional, Spiritual, financial and physical health. Everything is connected. If you feel good, those around you feel good. If you feel like crap, are moody or unstable those around you are effected. So, if you’re mental, emotional, spiritual, financial and physical health are not at a 100% most likely your Love life isn’t either. Side note. Relationship are not always in harmony all the time.
Don’t fret, it takes self care; checking in with yourself and doing the work that is needed to make sure you’re in good health. It means making yourself a priority. It means being selfish every now and then. It means saying no when you want to say no and asking for something when you need it. It means doing what you need to do even when others don’t agree or find it odd. How many of you want to eat better or work out but have others speaking out against it? I certainly know from experience, I had a mentor say to me years ago, “when are you going to gain weight?” I had been eating really well, exercising and taking care of myself. I felt amazing! But this person was insecure with themselves and most people don’t like others to change. Change scares people. And taking care of yourself is very scary to many. Do it! No matter what others think of you or say. Do what you need to do to feel at your best and healthy self. Let others deal with their insecurities .
Which brings us to today's Love Lesson, Your Health Effects Your Relationship. Do whatever it takes to take care of health.
Click here to watch today's Love Lesson 23 - Your Health Effects Your Relationship
This coming Friday, The 22nd of February, I will be hosting a free online workshop, 11 Ingredients For A Great Relationship. Sign up here; http://www.dorothydstover.com/events
If you are reading this after the workshop, I will have a recording and will be able to send to you. Reach out, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Peace, Love & Hugs!
9 Reasons Why You’re Single. Hint: Becauae you're awesome!Read More
"Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees." -Victor Hugo
Ive never been a devoted Catholic. I went to a Catholic private school when I was young, but I was constantly in trouble. So much of what I personally believed about the church was debunked by my teachers. They would tell me I was wrong. I still don’t believe a lot of what the church tells us to believe in, but that doesn’t mean that I’m opposed to going to church or even talking about God. This is the beautiful part of life: to have free will and free thought. I do enjoy learning about the beliefs of almost every religion.
I grew up with Catholic Voodoo, as my mother called it. Hang your rosary outside if you don’t want it to rain. Make the sign of the cross if you have a bad dream. There are St. Joseph cards in my luggage so my bags don’t get lost, and I always carry one in my wallet. I have found over the years that when I don’t have a St. Joseph card in my wallet or in my bags, they get lost. Through a longer story than what I can share now, I have found the Catholic Voodoo to work. It could be in my head, but I’m not taking a chance. I’ve seen it work for myself and too many others to not put some weight into it. Because I am all about love, there just happens to be a saint for love - St Anne. “St Anne, St Anne, send me a man as fast as you can.” Catchy right!?! St. Anne can help bring more love into your life. I have heard many swear by these prayers that they found their significant other shortly afterwards. Really, we could all use more love. Even if you’re in a relationship you can say the novena. (Say certain prayers over 9 days) I thought we could do it together. I have found the collective conscience to be powerful for people and for healing. If you’re up for it, join the LoveLetter, then set your intention for the nine days. I’ll send the prayer for the day to you around 5am over the course of the nine days. (I’m an early riser and say my prayers and intentions first thing in the am.) If you’re not into it, don’t do it. Simple as that.
Examples of intentions;
- Live your life for love
- Having the right romantic partner for the highest good of all
- A strong, loving marriage
- Heal yourself so that you are open to love
- Allow love to flow to and from you
- For peace and love within the world
The intentions are endless. Sit, think, pray, or meditate on what your personal intention will be for the nine days.
If you’re interested in being a part of this love circle and you’re not already a part of the LoveLetter, join here, or text LoveBlog to 444-999. Those that have already joined the LoveLetter will receive these emails automatically. The prayers will begin on St Anne’s feast day, Wednesday July 26th 2017. Each day you’ll receive the prayer. Let’s bring more love into the world together!
Dorothy wears many hats. She’s an author, blogger, guides yoga at Dharma Yoga Nantucket and is a Matchmaker for Tawkify. Years ago she decided that everything she would do in life, she would do for love.
If you found this post to be helpful, please share. And if there's someone you think would benefit from it, please forward onto them. If you like this post and would love more love sent to you join the LoveLetter here. It's free! Just the way love should be.
If you would like to learn more about Matchmaking and if it's a good fit for you or someone you know, click HERE.
And If you're looking for yoga and meditation with me, here's the Dharma Yoga Schedule. Dharma is my yoga home; I guide Aerial Yoga on Wednesdays at 1030am in the Yoga Barn and the beginner series, 5:30-6:30pm every Wednesday at Dharma. I hope to see you there!
Peace, Love & Hugs! Dorothy
(This week I'm not having anyone look over my blog post for spelling and grammar mistakes. I'm sure this post will be riddled with them. I wanted to make sure I got this out there to you. Thank you for your patience!)
Katie and I love being able to do these podcasts! This week we were able to sit down with our very own Mountain Man, Kelly Steffen. He’s 27 years old romantic and fighter for the underdog. He gave us insight into the dating world we never would have gained on our own. It’s amazing the differences dating when we were 27 vs the 27 year olds now. This week we were engrossed in conversation and lost track of time. It’s a full hour! In the future we will try to keep the posts to 30 minutes or less. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
This Week's Podcast with a Kelly Steffen, our Mountain Man - https://soundcloud.com/islandgirlspodcast/episode-3-mountain-man-at
The Love Tip from this week comes from the podcast; Let go of expectations. Hold onto standards.
Expectations ruin things. Having a standard is different. Standards can elevate. Expectations - a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future. "Reality had not lived up to expectations" Standard - a level of quality or attainment. "Their restaurant offers a high standard of service"
We would love to hear from you. Listen to the podcast and let us know what you think. What do you think of the current dating world? Anything you think we can do to improve? Anything you love about dating in today’s digital age? Do you like the idea of having standards instead of expectations?
And If you found this post to be helpful, please share. And if there's someone you think would benefit from it, please forward onto them. If you like this post and would love more love sent to you join the LoveLetterhere. It's free! Just the way love should be.
If you're looking for yoga and meditation with me, here's the Dharma Yoga Schedule. Dharma is my yoga home; where I teach and practice.
Peace, Love & Hugs!!!
Loveblog. Don't turn your back and on love.
Today is Day 22 of #MoreLoveMarch and it's to kiss someone you love. The whole idea behind more love March is to bring more love into the world. Before the month began, I knew this would be a tough month for not only myself but others. I know the little prompts each day has helped me feel love on days love was the furthest thing from my mind. If you're following along, I hope it's helped you as well. I know for some, this month has been very taxing and challenging. There's so much going on; astrologically, election year and energetically. There are also so many happy times and miracles as well. How could there not be? The world likes balance. For every hurt there is a healing.
There's an infinite amount of ways to love and be loved. Don't deny whatever way love comes to you. A hug from a stranger, a kiss from a muddy dog, or the chance to say I love you when you mean it. Don't deny love. Don't turn your back on it. And if you think you don't have love in your life, become that which you want. Easier said than done, I know. Take a moment and write down what's missing in your life, then star what you could do yourself. Think outside the box. And please, to bring balance, write down all the good things in your life. All of what you are grateful for.
Which brings me to today's love tip, kiss often. Kissing is a hug for the lips and the heart. A kiss is a direct connection to parts of ourselves we don't share with others. A kiss on the cheek can chase the blues away. A kiss makes the world a better place.
If you would like to follow along, catch up or share your love moments please use #MoreLoveMarch
This week's yoga offering is getting back to basics, the root chakra. The root chakra governs your place and connection in the world and to other people, your basic needs like money, food and shelter. Wednesday, 530pm Dharma Yoga Nantucket upstairs at in the hayloft at Bartlett's Farm. Come feel grounded and secure.
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Peace, Love & Hugs!
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There are many reasons why someone won't attend a yoga class. Myself included. But the excuses are just that and shouldn't hold us back. Yoga is for everyone and every body. The benefits are incredible! There are physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and yes financial benefits. There's a study out there that makes the connection between a regular yoga practice with financial stability. Crazy right!
We know yoga can help us, so here are some excuses and how to overcome them.
Gassy. Aka farts
A few months ago, I had a friend say to me "I want to go to your class but I'm afraid I'll fart." You know what I say to this, "Who cares!" And here's why. 1. In almost every single one of my yoga books where the benefits of each pose are listed, included in the benefits are that the pose relieves gas. I will say, the more yoga one practices, the less gas they do have. All the twisting and bending and downward dogging wrings one out sort to speak. It's a natural process. Plus, there are a lot of yogis that are vegetarians and studies show that vegetarians are more gassy than meat eaters...or maybe I just read that on Twitter. Show we someone that practices yoga regularly who says they've never farted or passed gas in class and I'll show you a lier. It's happened to me once or twice. Sure, it's scary and you don't want to disrupt anyone's concentration but it is a natural process of the body. If you are nervous there are a few things you can do to help.
1. Drink more water through out the day.
2. Do not eat or drink an excessive amount of water an hour before class. This helps on many levels. Not eating or drinking an hour before class actually can help you with the poses and move deeper into them.
3. Sit at the edges of the room. Either to the sides, by the door or in the back of the room...maybe by a window will ease your mind.
4. If you feel a fart coming, you can always go to the bathroom or hallway.
5. If a fart sneaks up on you, just cough and then forget about it.
It's for women.
This just isn't true.
Traditional yoga in India is practiced by men. Nowadays, women are exposed to it but it's not the norm to walk into a yoga class and see a room full or women or a female teacher. The norm is men. But in the USA, it's a different story but that story is changing. More and more men are seeing the benefits of yoga and are enjoying themselves. I once taught a class that had more men than women.
I am not flexible.
Here's the deal here. Who truly is flexible? Dancers, gyminsits, as well as those that are naturally flexible. There are some days when I struggle to touch my toes and then others when I can grab the bottoms of my feet. Every day is different. If you want a rule; it takes three to six months of practice 45 minutes a day for the muscles to reach their flexibility. Two years for ligaments to reach their flexibility. After that, it's up to the bone, which is acceptance of flexibility.
Yoga isn't about being flexible. Really and truly it's about whatever you want to make it about. For me, it about moving my energy within my body and breathing deeper. It's your choice always.
I don't have a yoga body.
If you're Breathing then you have a yoga body. You can gain the same benefits (or very close) in child's pose as one can doing a headstand. You can also gain the same benefits just by sitting still and doing deep breathing (pranayama). So really yoga is for everyone and every type of body. There are variations and of course there are some poses that are challenging. The challenge is there for the yogi to expand their mind. But there's more than one path in yoga. More than one way to get into a pose, practice a pose or get out of a pose. Always listen to your heart and your body. Can you challenge yourself today? Or is it just enough of a challenge to hold the space and be on your mat? Either way works. It's your practice. You don't need to do what the instructor is doing. They are there to guide you and if they try to challenge you beyond your limits, be a peaceful warrior and say "I am good. Nameste"
I've never been to a class. I have no idea what I am doing.
Choose the right class and the right teacher. Those that don't like yoga, it's usually because of the teacher. And there's nothing wrong with that. Not every teacher is for everyone. Teachers all have their own styles as well as they are humans. You may have caught them on an off day or maybe their journey is not where your yoga journey is currently. Or maybe their style is not your style. That's ok. I know of people that don't like my classes. The class is too slow and they are looking for more movement and challenging poses. Then I've heard others say after a class, "that's my type of yoga". Each yoga class is merely an offering. When it comes to those that have never been to a yoga class or are new, choose a beginners class. This is going to move slower and have more modifications that are very helpful and more explanation. Plus, usually the class is shorter, which is helpful in the beginning.
I don't feel like going. Or I'm already in my jammies. Or I just want to watch my show on Netflix.
As I learned at yoga camp, that which we resist we need the most. You're going to feel oh so good after class. It's worth it. All you need to do in get in your car or open up the door to your home and begin. Let inertia take care of the rest. Netflix and jammies will be waiting for you at home. Trust me, there are days I would rather have my face in my animals, than make it to my mat but when I do, my world is better.
I can't afford it.
There are free websites galore. There's chair yoga, there water yoga, There's free yoga classes all over the place. Most studios if you plead your case will not turn you away. Call ahead and speak with the owner or manager. Usually, they can figure something out. Most yoga studios don't turn someone away for lack of payment. There are many options; self at home practice using free tools on the Internet, books from the library, tv shows or contacting a studio and coming to an arrangement. There's always a way to practice no matter your financial status.
Which brings me to today's Love Tip - Investing and spending time on your self care is always a good idea. The return on investment is priceless.
Upcoming Yoga and meditation offerings -
Free meditation 4pm every Tuesday at Nantuckets Family and children's services. I'll be guiding this evenings. Drop ins welcome. See flyer below for more details.
There are classes everyday at Dharma Yoga Nantucket. Every Wednesday at Dharma Yoga Nantucket, 530pm I guide a Hatha yoga class. Tomorrow there will be an emphasis with the third eye chakra (energy point) to help strengthen intuition. For all levels. For more information, including to Book a class, here's the website. http://dharmayoganantucket.com
Dharma Yoga Nantucket and the Nantucket Historical Association present yoga at Greater Light. Which is an incredible historic building on the island. Every Saturday during March and April, 9-10am at Greater Light. Book class here. I'll be guiding this coming Saturday. http://www.nha.org/tickets/
Yoga Reaches Out. A yoga marathon that helps those in need. For more information go to their website. http://yogareachesout.org
Nantucket Yoga Festival. Incredible workshops. Including free community classes. Check out website here. http://nantucketyogafestival.com.
If there someone you think would benefit from this, please forward to them. And if you would like more love sent to your email box each week, join the love letter here. It's free! Just the way love should be.
Peace, Love & Hugs!
There's more than one way to love and be loved. Tapping into the energy of the month of March I can feel the magic. I can feel the choices people will have to make. I can also feel the distractions and the darkness that this month may bring. But this doesn't mean love won't win. What this month of March brings is the opportunities to love more no matter the odds.
This month I would like to present an opportunity for you to love more. There's no wrong way to love or be loved. I give you More Love in March challenge! Woop! Woop! Take each prompt on each day and do what you like with it. This morning, I wrote a love letter to someone I love with my whole being. As I wrote the letter my heart began to swell with love. It felt wonderful! I want the same for you. The prompts for each day do not have to be romantic in nature. They do not need to be towards anyone else. In fact, the more you love yourself, the more you send love to yourself each day, the more love you will receive.
Let me share with you something I learned while at yoga camp aka yoga teacher training at Rishinkesh Yog Peeth in India.
A group of scientists set off on an experiment. They wanted to see if prayer could effect something. So they set off to the mountains where a group of monks lived. The scientists took dirty, dingy water and looked at it under a microscope as well as tested the water and found that it was undrinkable. They then placed the water in containers and had the monks pray over the water for a period of time. The water was then tested and looked under a microscope once again. What they found was remarkable. The consitency of the water changed. Not only did the water change under the microscope to these beautiful crystals they had never seen before but the water also became drinkable. We ourselves are made up of mostly water. What we tell ourselves, we become. What we say of others, they become. Our words and thoughts are more powerful than we know. Choose to send love to yourself and others daily. Even those that are mean, hurtful or do you wrong. Choose love. Follow the prompts and see how magical March can be for you!
This Week's Love Tip: Don't Worry about how to give or receive love, just let the love flow to wherever and however it may go.
This week's yoga offering at Dharma Yoga Nantucket up in the Hayloft at Bartlett's Farm, 530pm will have an emphasis on the throat chakra. When this chakra is balanced, one is able to speak their truth. If there's a blockage within this chakra, energy point, you may find you have issues with your mouth or throat. Sore throat? Most likely an energetic blockage. Next week, we will focus on the third eye which is your intuition.
Also, for the month of March, Dharma Yoga Nantuket and Nantucket Historic Association are teaming up again to bring you some yoga magic. Each Saturday for the months of March and April, there will be a yoga class taking place at Greater Light. This incredible historic spot is filled with character, stories and has a beautiful healing light. Feel peaceful each Saturday. For more information and to book your spot, click HERE
Saturday, March 5: Sheri Perelman
Saturday, March 12: Dorothy Stover
Saturday, March 19: Sheri Perelman
Saturday, March 26: Joann Burnham
Saturday, April 2: Sheri Perelman
Saturday, April 9: Joann Burnham
Saturday, April 16: Dorothy Stover
Saturday, April 23: Ted Burnham
Saturday, April 30: Joann Burnham
Peace, Love & Hugs!
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This post is all about the easy ways to help you with your health, getting things done and helping to bring more love into your life. First up, the rule of three for fitness. Then the rule of three for productivity. Then finally, the rule of three for three areas of anyone's love life; dating, coupled up and self-love. Bonus: Simple ways to bring more love into your life everyday for the month of March.
Yoga Offering this week at Dharma Yoga Nantucket, 530pm upstairs at the Hayloft at Bartlett's Farm, I will be guiding a Hatha yoga class with an emphasis on the Heart Chakra. When this energy point in the body is balanced, all things you love flow to and from you. Next week will be the Throat Chakra. When this energy point is balanced you are able to speak and write your truth.
1. For your Health
Want to lose weight? or Maybe you're looking to be more active? Whatever your goal, follow this rule and you'll easily see your health transform. Either walk or run three miles everyday or work out for 30 minutes. If you don't have time for either, do a combination of both. Get up and walk about three times through out the day for at least 10 minutes as well as do quick little workouts for five minutes three times through out the day. Easy enough to walk first thing in the morning, then at lunch time and then in the evening for 10 minutes each. Then when you need a break from work or while you're watching tv or brushing your teeth do some exercises; squats, lunges, chair dips etc.
2. For Productivity
Recently I came across an email where they said you can get 1000 items off your to do list by completing three items everyday. Somedays, it may be less and others it may be more. But strive to complete three items everyday off of your tasks. A few of my clients started this as well as a friend or two. They saw a change in their lives in just one week. They felt more productive and it wasn't daunting.
3. For Love
A. Dating - If you're in the dating world I have a very simple rule; don't sleep with someone until after three months. This may seem like a long time but if you're looking to be with someone for the long haul this can help weed out those that only want you for one thing as well as someone you may not like if you didn't sleep with them. It's so very easy to feel more connected to someone we've slept with but what if you didn't sleep with them? Would you have felt so connected to them? Would they have made it as far as they did? This gives both people the time to see if this is a relationship of substance. Now I understand if you can't wait or don't want to wait. Give yourself three weeks. And if you can't do that, I'll have some more dating rules to help you soon. Join the LoveLetter to stay up-to-date.
B. Coupled up - Do something or say something nice (from your heart) to your partner once a day for three weeks. Sounds simple enough and maybe you think you already do do this. Change it up. Add to it. You do not need to let your partner know you're doing this. In fact, it's best if you don't let them know. Just let the love flow and not be forced. Some days you may have to dig deep but there's always something that you can find that you love about your partner or something you can do for them that would make them feel good. Just observe and see how your partner treats you after all of this.
C. Self-Love - The best love of all! Take at least three minutes of everyday for self care; Rub your neck/shoulders or feet for one minute. Then meditate for one minute. (Sit up straight. Inhale through your nose for four counts. Hold the breath for four counts and then exhale slowly through the nose for six counts. Practice for one minute.) Then take a minute and write down all of the ways you love yourself or what you love about yourself. Write down your strengths and the good things you do. There's always something that you're lovable for.
Which brings me to today's love tip: Everyone is lovable and Love Able.
Here's a challenge for you for the month of March. Let this month be a month of Love. Bring more love into your life everyday. Here is a list of the days and an item to complete for that day. Do as you like with the prompt. For example: on day 26th the prompt is to fall in love at first glance. Maybe this is with a person or maybe it's with a flower or a sunset. Take a photo and follow others @DorothyDStover and use the hashtag #MoreLoveMarch. Looking forward to all the love shared!
Peace, Love & Hugs!
And if you liked this post and would like more love sent to your email box, then join the LoveLetter HERE. It's Free! Just the way love should be.
I imagined our future. We'd be happily in love and married to each other. We'd travel the world. In the mornings, he would make me breakfast, because that's the type of guy he was. The afternoons would be spent making love, because that’s the type of couple we were. In the evenings, after I'd cooked us dinner, we'd cozy up to each other on the sofa by a fire. Or, in the warm weather, we'd be outside on the porch, reading our books, taking breaks to discuss each of them and getting lost in conversation. We were never at a loss for things to talk about. Then, he would pick me up and bring me to bed because that's what he always did, and I could hardly resist. Eventually, children would come along. He would make an amazing father. A good example of how a man should be. We would take care of each other and each other's families. All becoming one. We would explore the world as our kids grew up, because life experiences are important to us both and we both know travel is the greatest teacher. It would be a pretty damn good life, and we would know it.
I had him. He was perfect. The dream guy. Handsome, intelligent, worldly, perfect body, sweet, silly, we spoke easily to each other about anything, strong, good heart and soul, sexy as hell, dynamite kisser, successful, and best of all he was good to me and loved me for me.
Why would I give this up? It's not that I didn't love him. But I knew I didn't love him the way he deserved to be loved, and I want to love a man the way he deserves to be loved. You may think me dumb or foolish, and there are times I share your sentiment. I would be happy with this man, I have no doubt of that.
What is happiness? With this man I knew I would have a happy life. I've also been proposed to on multiple occasions. I knew of at least one of them where we would have been happy together. But is that reason enough to get married? Or settle down? Is this reason enough to stay with someone? I think life should be more about what experience you are looking for when it comes to relationships and love. I've loved enough for a thousand life times all before the age of 20. And in my 30s, the love I am experiencing is not that of romantic love but everyday love; love of myself, love of my family, love of friends, love of a beautiful day, love of the chance to love. So what is happiness? What is fulfillment? What makes a happy life? I personally would rather be alone to love the way I want to love, than to be with someone where we are settled on each other. Where we may love each other but do we don't belong to each other for this lifetime. I can feel it. So rather than stay with a man where we would make each other adequately happy, with moments of extraordinary sprinkled in, I chose to set him free. Because somewhere out there is a perfect woman for him, and he will mean everything to her and she will mean everything to him. He deserves that, and I don't want to stand in the way of him finding it.
If you do anything in this life, never settle and don’t be with someone for the sake of being with them. Love someone the way they should be loved, and be loved the way you should be loved. Never settle.
Peace, Love and Hugs,
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An emotional vampire is something that sucks your good energy out of you. How do you protect yourself from emotional vampire situation, people and events? Don't let them in. Be an observer. I'm not saying cut yourself off emotionally from everything. I'm saying be discerning when it comes to your emotions. Easier said than done, I know. It's something I myself am still learning to do. It takes time and practice. Sensitive souls wander this world constantly 'feeling' deeply and often times feeling bad for people and/or events. That doesn’t mean you have to be a martyr. If there is something terrible happening to someone or if there is an emotional event, protect yourself. You can still be there for other people without sacrificing your own wellbeing. Again, I know this is easier said than done. And I don't mean for you to be emotionless. Emotions are what makes us beautiful human beings. I just want you to be protected by other people's energies and situations that may cross paths with your energy. The hope is not to take on someone else's low energy to help them, the hope is to have strong energy and hold the vibration of love.
For example, a friend comes to you for help. Certainly listen and if need be, imagine you both, individually in a cocoon of golden light. This image not only protects you both but helps each of you heal and become stronger. Be there for them. You do not need to take on someone else’s pain. I know your sensitive heart wants to make it all better for others, but this doesn’t help anyone. What this will do is make you sick and them become codependent. What we want is to feel supported while we become stronger. No one wants to make someone else weaker, but it happens naturally when we don’t protect ourselves. Visualizing the cocoon or a protective shield around each of you helps.
When it comes to situations or events, send love and blessings to the situation. Again, make sure to picture yourself protected by a invisible shield of sorts. If you find this difficult, just place your hand over belly and hold it there. If you like, you may even see the situation or group of people protected. It also helps to look for the good. Even if it’s small.
These terrible, sad or heartbreaking moments can strengthen us. This isn’t the time to put up a wall, but instead to have a boundary. Boundaries reflect who you are and who you are not.
Love Tip: Boundaries strengthen everyone involved, walls separate us. Bring down the walls that block out love from coming in and going out. Have clear, peaceful boundaries that are connected to who you are as a person and your beliefs.
This love tip goes beyond emotional situations that can suck the life out of us, choose boundaries over walls.
I hope love flows to and from you always and if you are experiencing an emotional situation of your own, I am sending love to you.
Peace, Love & Hugs!
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This past Christmas, my family and I rewatched all of the Star Wars movies, and then ventured out to see the new one, The Force Awakens. Rewatching these films at this point in my life, to compared to when I first saw each film, I picked up on so much more and connected to these movies in a way I had not before. Sure, I've loved the Star Wars series since I was a little girl. I remember playing with the Jabba The Hut figurine with my Barbie’s. I remember playing with his smoking stand. It was so small and detailed, how could a kid not love it! I remember rolling the Jabba accessory in my hands and putting these in my doll house.
Now that I am older, I see that anyone could be a Jedi Knight. There are so many similarities between real life and the movie. I decided I would begin my training as a Jedi. So I’m not a youngling, but I think the Force is strong with me and the Force is calling to me! Here’s my Jedi training plan. I’ve already begun, and of course I'll share my Jedi training as I go along. Maybe you’ll be inspired to train right along with me!
-Yoga & Mediation: Flexibility of the mind leads to flexibility of the body. I already have a daily mediation practice and I would like to continue going deeper into meditations. As of now, I have a regular yoga practice but to gain what I am looking to gain, I need to have a daily yoga practice. What am I looking to gain? More flexibility in my mind and body.Yoga and mediation are an ongoing education. It doesn’t matter one’s skill level, there’s always something new to discover and learn.
-Martial arts and workouts: Jedi Knights are peace keepers and they fight for the light. I plan on doing the same…In my own way. I doubt I’ll be in a physical fight, but workouts help to move energy through the body as well as gain confidence in one’s self. My workouts will include SheRocks Fitness workouts, along with box jumps because the Jedi are able to soar through the air. I have a stand up heavy bag in my home gym that I will be able to use to kickbox and practice lightsaber fighting here. Workouts will help me gain strength within my body and mind.
-Non-attachment: Things weigh you down and a Jedi needs to be able to move about freely and easily. One never knows when you’ll need to escape the Empire and do it fast. Clearing and cleaning up the clutter in my life. I have begun with my closet. This will be next week’s post on how I went from having a closet full of over 500 items; clothing, shoes, bags etc and now I am down to less than 100 items. Then,I’ll cleanand go through everything in my life;my emails, computers, websites etc. All the while, I will be working on non-attachment of emotions while still giving a $hit about the world…that could take awhile.
-Eating simply and no stimulants: a Jedi doesn’t need much. A Jedi eats to fuel their body. They know that the Force is everything. So one must eat and drink foods that are of the Light Side, not Dark. I won’t be consuming stimulants. This portion shouldn’t be too hard for me as I don’t do drugs, I’m not a drinker anymore and I don’t drink coffee. The tough part for me is staying away from chocolate…I’ll need some willpower for this!
-Knowledge Seeker: Jedi Knights are wise and knowledgeable. Their education never stops. I will continue education in all areas;history, literature, visual arts, science, music, philosophy, religion and current events.
Check back Tuesdays for updates on my Jedi Knight Training!
Bonus: This past weekend, I taught a yoga and mediation session at Entrepreneurs Escapes on Nantucket Island. This three day weekend is all about Work, Wealth and Wellbeing. I guided an hour long session with five different quick practices one may do anywhere at anytime to bring balance to the body, mind and one’s life. The most popular practice was How to tell in under 10 seconds if your body needs to rest or has energy to keep going. Join the LoveLetter and receive your copy of these five different practices to help bring balance to your life; body mind and spirit.
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I love now and always have passion. I love when someone believes in something with their whole being. I love when someone sets goals, even if they never come close to achieving them. I love dreamers, risk-takers and those that don't color between the lines. As someone that has tried and failed on many occasions as well as succeeded in business, health, and all areas in life, I understand what feeling the great lows and great highs are like.
What am I loving right now? 3E Escapes. The focus of this retreat is work, wealth and wellbeing. Taken from their website: A 3-DAY RETREAT FOR ENTREPRENEURS LOOKING TO CREATE HARMONY IN 3 CORE AREAS: WORK, WEALTH, AND WELL-BEING. THIS IS AN EXPLORATION OF CUTTING EDGE IDEAS THROUGH PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES WITH AMAZING PEOPLE. ESCAPE THE NORMAL CONVENTIONS OF EVERYDAY LIFE AND EXPERIENCE A WEEKEND CRAFTED FOR YOU, THE ENTREPRENEUR.
If you have the entrepreneur spirit and you're looking to not only have the experience of the work/life balance but you want to be able to achieve wealth in all areas of your life, I highly suggest looking into this weekend. I believe they are almost completely sold out. If this is the case, join their mailing list to be ahead of the game for next year's event. Here is their website to check out the schedule of speakers and workshops. You'll find a beautiful group of people are coming together over the love and passion for work, wealth and well-being.
I feel very privileged to be guiding the morning meditation this coming Saturday. The focus will be yoga and meditation for busy entrepreneurs. A brief yoga session to warm up the body and a brief meditation session that can be done any where at anytime. Perfect for those on the go.
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