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“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
Lao Tzu

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”

Oprah Winfrey

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.”

Joseph Campbell

“There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s thebeginning of a new life.”

“Stand up and walk out of your history.”

Phil McGraw

A dear friend was telling me about her friend’s recent breakup.

“It was difficult, but necessary,” she explained, and she was being a Super-friend by getting all of her friend’s stuff out of storage for her (the stuff was in storage in Boston even though her friend lives elsewhere).
“What does she have in storage?” I asked.

“Silly stuff,” she explained, “stuff she’ll never use.”

Storage rooms/units/buildings have always baffled this Super-mom.
If it’s in the storage unit, do you really need it or want it?

It’s like the clothes that hang in your closet—unworn– year after year, “just in case” you want to wear them one day.

It’s cool how everything in life is a metaphor.
If you’re holding on to feelings or anger or fear, it’s going to be mirrored in your life as stuff in your closet that you never wear, stuff in your fridge or freezer that’s been there forever but never gets eaten, and the classic:  the storage unit.

Holding on is holding on, Super-people.

Whether it’s clothes or furniture or knick-knacks or food or feelings, it’s all the same.
So look around in your life and at your life.

Where are you holding on?
Where can you let go a little more?

“But how can I do this?” you ask.

Just get on your yoga mat, set an intention, and breathe.

And feel the relief as you release that which has been holding you back.
Holding you back from your pure potential.

Holding you back from remembering who you are—pure light, love, and joy.

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”
From the character Atticus Finch
“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”
Dalai Lama
“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.”
Dave Barry

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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