Santa Catalina is remote. It’s hard to get here. It’s even harder to leave. What compels people to stay?
The challenge that many people face in response to overwhelm is that they engage in an endless frenzy of “taking action” without actually moving forward. They are skipping the first step.
On the surface, restorative yoga doesn’t look like much of a workout. You’re unlikely to sweat. But before you judge it, consider that it may just be the hardest workout of all.
The impulse to react in anger is strong. It fuels us to action and feels productive. But it’s ineffective. To speak in a way that others can hear you requires power fueled by something else.
The other day, going through some notes in some old apps that I no longer use, I found this: I am grateful that I can recognize more often that sometimes the best thing for me to do for my mind and body is to allow myself to do nothing, and allowing myself to be ok […]