“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” ~ Edmund Hillary
Just checking in to see how you are doing?
If you find yourself having to climb a lot of mountains lately you might be feeling tired.
My mom’s advice when she noticed I was off my game was Joan dear, you need some down time.
How about you – need some down time?
I love being with people and I love being alone, and if I spend too much time with others I can loose my sense of self.
Quick fix: if you’re tired, pause or splurge and take a nap:)
My parents both found 15-20 minute naps essential fuel in the midst of their demanding daily schedules.
As I write this I’m cracking up because I now lead 15 minute practices that help us live life simply, elegantly and well.
Changing subjects…next wild idea:
Think of your favorite teachers, coaches and trainers you’ve worked with throughout your life time.
Why not take a few moments, close your eyes and thank each one for their belief in your ability to climb mountains, and notice how good you feel:)
I remember watching an incredible movie about Steve Prefontaine, the great long distance runner from Oregon, and today I truly understand what he meant when he said “to give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”
Currently crafting a Saturday morning Workshop designed to ease joint pain. If you’re interested in learning a 3 minute practice that supports joint mobility, just reply to this email.
Also, a new T’ai Chi Chih practice for beginners begins March 16, and fresh start in 15 continues on Wednesday mornings at 9 PT.
All righty that’s it for this week…have a beautiful weekend & take good care.
Oh I almost forgot – our focus card for this month is begin again.