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“If things aren’t going as well as they could be, make an adjustment.”

-Henry Minsky

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.”
 

Alan Alda

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”

~ Buddha

Life is school. Love is the lesson.

Your joy and success depends on how much negavitivity there is in your mind. If there is little, you will have much fulfillment and you will remember what matters most and live from that. Knowing this, train your mind. Someone else out there is living your dream. It may as well be you!!

“Given another shot at life, I would seize every minute…look at it and really see it…live it…and never give it back.”

-Erma Bombeck

Almost twelve years ago I stopped doing something that changed my life immediately.

I stopped watching TV.

Now hold on there a second, Sister. Hear me out.

I know, I know, many years ago, I would’ve thought the same things…that this was crazy and what’s the point? Almost twelve years ago I would’ve felt deprived and out of sorts if I couldn’t watch my favorite show on Thursday nights (it was on NBC and that’s all I’m saying J).

I had heard of people who didn’t watch TV and even more intense, people who didn’t HAVE a TV and well, I just didn’t understand the appeal.

But something on that day almost twelve years ago said that I was all done. So I stopped cold turkey.

And now when people ask me what I do if I don’t watch TV, what comes to mind is how much they don’t do because they are watching.

I absolutely do not judge anyone for watching TV and I watched myself for many years; however, what I noticed when I did watch TV is how the hours would melt away while I was in an almost unconscious state. I certainly wasn’t awake and aware—which is the state I am striving for through my daily Prana Power Yoga practice, meditation practice, and raw vegan lifestyle.

Watching TV, like any habit, just took a bit of time and practice to kick. And once I had stopped, I was amazed at how I did not miss it. At all.

“Why,” you ask, “would I want to do this? I need my ‘ten minutes’ when I get home from work/school/the gym to chill out and unwind,” you continue.

Well, girl, if it were ten minutes, I’d say go for it, but when have you ever stopped watching TV after ten minutes?

And how many other things could you be doing and enjoying and really present for instead of staring at a machine in a daze-like state and taking in more subliminal messages than you’ll ever be aware of, telling you how you really need to buy this and that to feel good about yourself and be anybody.

Super-mom is telling you right now that you can feel good about yourself right now and you ARE somebody—right now.

To discover more about who you are, just try it. Turn it off—for two weeks…and see what happens.

“Television has changed the American child from an irresistible force to an immovable object.”

-Laurence J. Peter

“Vision enables you to glimpse into the future, to sense its hope and power, because you yourself are the means for that future’s creation.”

Sara Paddison

“Cherish your visions and your dreams. They are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”

Napoleon Hill

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Super-mom Kim Cherelli

 

WOW!! Supermom of the month.    I was shocked to say the least when Taylor mentioned she wanted me to be her super mom of the month.  Me?  I never thought there was anything super about me.  I’m as average as average is, nonetheless I was and am honored to be thought of.

 

I met Taylor a year ago during Teacher Training at Prana Power Yoga.  I was instantly drawn to her energy and knew I was in the right place.  I didn’t know why I decided to become a yoga instructor nor did I know what I was getting into.  You see prior to signing up for the 8 week teacher training I think I practiced yoga about a dozen times.  I woke up one day and said “ I think I’d like to be a yoga instructor”  I proceeded to ask my yoga instructor at BSC how one goes about becoming an instructor.  She told me about Prana and here I am a whole year later.  I wasn’t really sure what I was looking for other than the fact I was looking for “something” the something that yoga instructors have.  I’m learning every day and I’m a work in progress but this is a journey and I am excited to see where it takes me.  The teacher training was an emotional and beautiful experience.  As quickly as the thought popped into my head to become a yoga instructor the same happened for my understanding why.  I’m understanding I am where I am suppose to be right now at this moment.  Stress is not as prevalent as before and I’m understanding people a bit better.

 

So, a lil about me.  I’m a single mom of one 18 year old son.  I don’t consider myself any different than the next mother. I never found raising a child difficult because it came naturally to me. .  I raised him simply the way I wanted to be treated.  I always knew I wanted to be a mother. I was 24 when I found out I was pregnant and afraid to tell my mother.  I knew what she would say or better yet the look or her face would tell me how disappointed she was.  Most people know my situation and how my son was the result of an abusive relationship, however I wouldn’t have change a thing.  I had to go through that for my son to be born.  If I didn’t then he wouldn’t have been born and I can’t imagine my life without him.  People congratulate me for being a single mom  my son does too but I don’t think I deserve any special credit.  Putting aside all my heartache and struggles in my life, it’s nothing compared to what some are going through.  I do count my blessings and I feel blessed to have been given this gift of motherhood.  There are those who want children and can’t   I am so very thankful and I can’t say it enough…..It’s truly a blessing.

“where you are at this moment is where you are suppose to be”

Sending love and light to all

Kim Cherelli