Breaking the Status Quo

Breaking the Status Quo

I was recently asked about the how The Mindful Movement began, and it had me doing some reflecting on my journey. While there were a lot of contributing factors leading to the start of the business and what I do today, there is one moment in time that stands out as a turning point for me.
It was 2015 and on paper, my life looked pretty good. I had graduated college, married a great guy, had two healthy kids, was a business owner for over 10 years in a fulfilling career teaching Pilates and yoga, and I was overall healthy. What more could a girl ask for? I mean, according to the way I was raised, this is just what you do, it’s what’s expected, this is what I should be doing with my life. In fact, I had accomplished all of this by the time I was 35. So, some might even say, I was ahead of schedule, that I was an overachiever.

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Beginning Your Meditation Practice (or starting over)

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Meditation is not a “miracle” cure. It’s a practice that influences you every time you reserve 10 minutes of quiet alone time. And yet, there are many miracles to be had inside this soothing practice of reflection and breathing. 
When we begin to meditate, we may feel a bit uncomfortable or awkward at first. You know you’re onto something if that’s true for you. As a new meditator, it’s crucial to normalize your slight discomfort, your urge to fidget, or your inability to sit quietly for more than just a few minutes.

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