This year's holiday season is nearly here... and so too are all the family gatherings, parties, shopping and chaos that come along with it. But this year doesn't have to be filled with stress and chaos. Slowing down, becoming mindful and intentional about the way we spend and replenish our energy can save us a world of dysfunction. … Continue reading Less Stress, More Fun! 5 Tips to to Help Keep Your Spirits Bright through all the Holiday Chaos
Nothing could have prepared me for what I would experience while nestled in the golden, rolling hills of Sonoma, California. The journey had started over a year prior but finally came full circle last month during an amazingly, magical retreat. February 2016 was when I enrolled in my Life Coaches’ training program and started on… Continue reading Sisterhood: A Black Woman’s Journey to Laying Down Her Armor
As a Life Coach who has created a business out of helping people realize their greatest potential, the experience I was afforded over this past weekend was of tremendous value and one that I will not soon forget. I must never loose sight of the healing that I am called to perform as it is included in the list of responsibilities I carry as a leader.
The following blog post is one I posted on my Yoga teacher’s blog about my experience and what I learned from this past weekend.
It is entitled “A Safe Space for Everyone.”
Along with many other groups of privilege I may (or may not) belong to, I don’t regularly consider myself to be a person who has been a victim to trauma… What is the impact of this self deselection? Someone who more often than not is not very mindful of victims of trauma.
This weekend in Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), the theme for our training was Trauma Informed Care. A sort of sensitivity training if you will.
Having any platform of leadership, so much responsibility and care must go into how we show up as leaders. To be our most impactful we must be inclusive and make everyone feel welcome. We must be strong and be able to hold our composure in order to support others who are in need. Most importantly we are charged with creating a space that is safe for everyone we wish to reach.
As I am writing this I can…
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I have to explain these terms in the opposite order because Life is really the core concept of the phrase and name One Centered Life. It's important to start there at the root and then explain the other two words which are modifiers describing what kind of life. After you read this essay all the way through,… Continue reading One. Centered. Life. Reflections on What These Words and Concept Means to Me
Yes, there was plant medicine administered! I haven't transcribed my ayahuasca experience from my journal yet but I also partook in a variety of other powerful and meaningful indigenous ceremonies while in Peru. The attached video is an account of some of my other experiences while there. These were beautiful experiences I got the opportunity… Continue reading Sacred Ceremony in Peru
As the four of us sat at the picnic table to read and discuss the yoga sutras on this third day of class, we all came to the conclusion that we would be remiss if we didn’t spend some time discussing what had brought us to our teacher training here at Yoga Roots On Location.… Continue reading Getting Grounded with Yoga Roots
A NEW MOON brings the fertile time in the planetary energy to build up momentum for maximum manifestation. In an effort to take advantage of this heavenly arrangement and in response to some of Jeannine's questioning around levels of leadership; I focused myself and created the following intention and declaration to capture some of that… Continue reading Enlisting Others in our Personal Growth