Archive for November, 2010

Loving Your Self

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Awhile back my friend Macha Einbender asked me to be a guest on her blog talk radio show called Overcoming Negativity Addiction. It empowers positive living and airs every Thursday night at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/profile.aspx?userurl=denisecoates It was a great experience and I loved being part something that is truly helping people. That night we had a blast talking about self-love and why it is so important.

With the Holidays coming we are always reminded to take time to express gratitude for those around us and for what we have. It is also such a busy time that we often neglect our selves. It is important to remember that we are all wonderful unique individuals that deserve to be celebrated. There are many ways to love ourselves such as keeping a list of qualities and accomplishments to remind ourselves how special we are. I also find keeping a daily journal is a great way to reflect on what is good in life. Meditation and yoga is a perfect time to review how we are all loving creatures with a purpose in life. Repeating affirmations like I am positive, I am peaceful and I am strong while doing yoga poses helps pus us in good place.  More Importantly take time for your self on a daily basses with activities from exercising, reading, taking a hot bath and just relaxing. So for this holiday season take time to thank and honor yourself.

Happy Blog Anniversary

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

This week marks the first year anniversary of my blog.  I committed to writing a blog entry at least once a week.  I am so excited to contribute to the online dialogue with the purpose of helping and inspiring others.  In the past year I have written about some of my favorite subjects such as disability issues, yoga, self-improvement and fitness.  I have truly enjoyed sharing my ideas, views and experiences.

I am also thrilled to be part of two amazing social networks where I can interact and be inspired. The first one is http://www.yogajournal.com/community/, a wonderful place where yogis can come together to share the love of yoga and to learn from each other.  The second one I just love is http://www.herfuture.com/, a place where women come together to be empowered and inspired.  I am honored to have shared my blog there weekly and have enjoyed them both.  My blog has also helped me make connections with other amazing bloggers through Facebook and Twitter who are my teachers in the blogging world.  I am looking forward to another fun year of blogging my thoughts with you.

Yoga Makes Me Feel

Monday, November 8th, 2010

During my morning yoga practice I was thinking about how I was feeling during and after my practice.

These feelings and emotions stay with me in every moment of the day.

1.   I feel love and peace flowing within me

2.    I feel centered and focus

3.    I am energized and flexible

4.    I feel spiritually connected

5.   I feel healthy

6.   I feel happy

7.   I feel positive energy

8.   I am ready to face the world