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“Why waste a second not loving who you are?”

Natasha Bedingfield

“If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.”

Louise Hay

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

Buddha

“Love yourself first and everything falls into line.”

Lucille Ball

“For me, it might sound cliche, but beauty for me really does start on the inside. It’s like a state of mind, a state of love if you will. Then, whatever you can do on the outside is all like a bonus.”

Queen Latifah
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“Our body is a vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.”
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Buddha
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“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The other day my husband proclaimed:  “Well I did it.  I’ve gained 11 pounds back!  Now I just have five more pounds to go.  I’d like to gain five more pounds.”

Super-moms and Super-women everywhere, together now:  LOL!

Philippe had lost weight while we taught The Prana Cleanse™ (twice) and was super-happy it was re-appearing again.

“The five pounds.”  How many times have I heard this from a Super-mom/Super-woman?

“If I could only lose five pounds, then I’d be happy.”

“It’s just these last five pounds—they are really distracting me.  When I lose them, then I will do everything I’ve been wanting to do.  I will be who I want to be.”
How many times has your weight or something to do with your body distracted you from following your heart and your dreams?
And what is REALLY going on here?

The fact that my sweet husband, bless his heart, was doing the “five pound thing” on the other end of the spectrum got me thinking—wondering, Super-mom style.

What would the world be like if everyone, right now, loved their body AS IT IS NOW.  Not in five pounds, not in twenty pounds, not in a week or a month or when you fit into this or that.

Body discontent is pretty rampant and I’d like to help do something about it.

You can help.

Come together, Super-people, and share your experience on this topic.  Be open and honest and fearless and let’s flush this out for once and all.

And have some perspective Super-women…some Super-men out there are wishing to weigh five pounds MORE.

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My two cents is that a regular yoga practice will shift your body image and overall attitude forever.  I’ve seen it happen countless times and continue to enjoy seeing this transformation in my students on a daily basis.

I also believe that incorporating more raw, un-processed foods in your life will have the same effect.  If you are putting processed, disconnected foods into your body, of course you will feel disconnected from your body and yourself.  And disconnection from ourselves is what causes us to be distracted by “the five pounds”–which is actually an illusion—a metaphor for something else.
Philippe and I have made it super-easy for you to enjoy more live, unprocessed foods in your day-to-day life by opening The Prana Raw Café at 292 Centre Street, Newton Corner (3 doors down from Prana Power Newton—on the corner where the rug store used to be).

It doesn’t matter if you know what raw vegan is—the foods we serve at The Prana Café’ are so delicious (pizza, pasta, burgers, sandwiches, burritos, nachos, big salads, soups, juices, smoothies, the best desserts ever, and more) that you’ll hang out at The Prana Café’ (we have comfy couches-n-chairs, Starbucks-style as well as traditional tables and chairs) for the sheer delight of the taste of the food.

And you’ll feel so much better—physically, mentally, and emotionally.

And that, Super-people, is what it’s all about.

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”

Earl Nightingale

“All you have to do is get into vibrational harmony with your desire, and your desire must be given to you – and the Universe will find endless ways of bringing it to you.”

- Abraham-Hicks

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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