Lifestyle + Reflections on Life
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What does truth mean to you? What are your truths? Who gave you these truths? Now, question all of it. Dare to ask "What if?" Once you tackle and address your subconscious beliefs, you'll find what's really going on and open up the space to invite fresh new awesome beliefs and experiences that you'd love to welcome into your life.
Breaking up with a partner can be a dark time in your life, no matter how healthy, prepared or strong you may be. It is up to you how you will make peace with this darkness. Losing a partner often feels like losing a best friend. Our brains do this crazy thing where the only memories you seem to think of are the good ones, where the love between you was bright and warm. But it's true what they say: time will heal, and this period will eventually end.
I made the decision and the commitment to enroll in a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Corepower Yoga, where I was already attending classes basically every day. I felt like my practice had begun to plateau, and teacher training was something that had been sitting in the back of my mind since I started practicing yoga consistently while living in New York City. The time commitment was what had held me back in the past, but at this point in my life, I was desperately searching for a way to make a commitment to something I was passionate for and not only served a fundamental purpose in my life, but that brought gainful purpose to my life.
While reading "You Are A Badass," my eyes were opened to how much more space I have to grow and all of the misconceptions that had been floating around in my head for no reason. First things first, take the time to challenge your set of subconscious beliefs. These are the ideas which you accept as truth. Are they really true, or have you allowed those thoughts to stick around long enough that you start believing they're true? When you tackle and address your subconscious belief system, you'll find the truth about yourself. This will open the space within to start inviting fresh, new, positive beliefs and experiences that lift you up.
We just finished the book "You Are A Badass" by Jen Sincero, and it made such an impact on us that we both knew we had to share this life-changing knowledge Jen dropped on us. It's difficult to condense it all into one post, though, so we're breaking it up into two parts. Part 1 below features the real life results Leah saw in her life after reading the book, and Part 2 (coming next week) will be a breakdown of Manda's key takeaways from the book.
I cherish these trips with my “happy little family,” as my mom refers to us, and the time we have together to simply enjoy each other's company. My mom and dad are honestly two of my best friends. This trip was particularly fun because 1. it's Denver, 2. weed is legal and 3. it was our first family vacation since Leah and I had moved out west and we were all going through withdrawals because we had gone from living together, seeing probably too much of each other, to living on opposite sides of the country. Leah and I and my parents are now at this age where we can all share our mutual appreciation for music, travel, entrepreneurship, great food, pre-dinner cocktails (save for my saint of a mom who is 20+ years sober -- go mom!) and post-dinner spliffs (kidding! kind of... I'll explain later.).
Don't forget to spend time on yourself. You owe that to yourself. You deserve it. You can't be happy with anyone unless you can be truly happy by yourself and with yourself. Don't hide behind your friendships and relationships. Invest time in your relationship with yourself. I've been in a relationship and had past friendships where the other person was jealous of the time I took to myself. Like, bro, how can you be jealous of me spending too much time with me? That just doesn't even make sense. This type of behavior should be a big 'ol red flag to you. You should move along as quickly and smoothly as possible.
I used to think about when my most influential year of my life was, and I would think of New York. But now, I think 2015 has got New York beat. I started 2015 with a goal to take back control of my life, and now sitting here reflecting back over the entire year, I think I did well. After a year of struggle and doubt, I turned my life around. I grew, learned, experienced so much more than I ever thought I could. A