Last Monday we talked about sankalpa, the yogic approach to a New Year's resolution. Today I want to share my sankalpa with you, and what I will do to support my resolve this year. When I set out to create my sankalpa for this year, I immediately thought about how I want to show up for my 4-month old daughter, Piper. I want to support her growth and love her unconditionally. This led me to think about what it means to be a mother. Piper is my first child. Everyday is a differ
Every January, I'm bombarded with messages from wellness companies telling me what I need to change about myself. Lose weight. Eat better. Workout. These New Year's resolutions imply that I SHOULD be something that I'm currently not.
I invite you to push the PAUSE button on this narrative.
I've found that "SHOULDS" are based in shame, not sustainable, healthy change. Can you relate? As my grandma says, "Katie, a should life is a SHIT life!"
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