2018 has been a whirlwind for me, both personally and professionally. In the spring my family and I sold our place in Michigan, and in the summer we packed all our stuff and moved back to Portland, OR. We were homeless for a month, traveling and staying with friends and in Airbnbs. We ended up sleeping on the floor in our Portland house for couple of weeks when our furniture didn’t arrive on time. Our Portland house also needed new paint, new floors and some resemblance of landscaping. Meanwhile I was also writing my blog posts, taking care of my Sequence Wiz members and moving into my new office space (which also needed new paint, floors, furniture, etc.) And during all that I also had to make sure that our 7-year old son was not completely neglected.
Days were busy and sometimes hectic, but even in the middle of chaos I kept feeling profoundly happy. Moving back to Portland felt like coming home – this is where the heart is. Reconnecting with old friends, neighbors and yoga buddies fills my heart with joy, because I know that this is where I belong. There is nothing like moving away for 5 years to make you appreciate all the connections to people and places that you took for granted.
My home yoga practice has been sporadic, as well. After disappearing for days it would pop up to help me deal with neck tension or to supercharge me for the challenge ahead. For a while it was rather utilitarian, helping me to deal with specific issues that showed up. But once I took time to really dive deep into it, it flooded my heart with gratitude and my mind with creative ideas for my life and business. Every time I came back to my mat I was reminded why I choose to do this work – I kept feeling: “Wow, I needed this, I remember why I love it.”
Once again I am reminded that our environment, community and mindset have a profound effect on how we feel. And I finally feel settled, grounded and ready to help others. My yoga studio space is now officially open for business! So if you need my help with a recurring health issue, or to set a new direction for your home yoga practice, or to figure out where you are in life and where you want to go, you can always schedule a private yoga session with me, either online or in person. The video below shows you how those sessions work. You can also win a free private yoga session if you fill out a quick questionnaire under the video to help me better understand what kind of blog topics resonate best with you. We will conduct a drawing on January 15 and announce the winner on January 16. I hope that we get to connect one way or the other. I am really excited about 2019 and what it will bring, and I hope that you are, too!
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