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Being positive or negative are habits of thoughts that have a very strong influence on life.

Remez Sasson

“You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind.”

Darwin P. Kingsley

Positive and negative are directions. Which direction do you choose?

Remez Sasson

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”

Groucho Marx

I get up reaaaalllll early in the morning. I got five kids so I wake up early to practice and do cardio and write and run Prana and set my intention for my day and life.

One early morning on Nantucket last summer I’d just finished my yoga practice overlooking the ocean with the sun sprinkling dots of brilliant light across its surface, and I reached into my bike basket to reapply my lip stuff as my kids call it (lip gloss with sunscreen), and I noticed it was almost gone.

In this situation, as in every situation in my life, I had a choice on what to focus:

“Oh, I have to buy more lip gloss.”

Or

“Wow, I’m so blessed to be in a beautiful place like this where i need SPF lip gloss so often that I’ve used almost all of it.”

If I choose the second thought and focus, more thoughts on that vibration are magnetized to me via the law of attraction, such as:

“Hey, this is the lip gloss they gave me for free at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital when I has my abdominal surgery.”

And then:

“Wow, that lip gloss lasted a long time!  Almost the whole summer.”

And:

“I’m so grateful that I had that surgery.”

And:

“My surgery went so well!”

And:

“I feel so great and so much better since Dr. Brooks sewed my rectus abdominis back together.”

And:

“Now I can eat anything without pain!”

And:

“Dr. Brooks rocks.”

And:

“That surgery and recovery was easy and actually kinda fun because everyone was so nice and helpful and i got to experience something totally different and take my Spiritual and Deliberate Creation practices to a whole new level, and if I can do that with ease and joy and gratitude, I can do anything.”

Which thought and focus are you choosing now and what thoughts and events are you therefore magnetizing to yourself?

Namaste!

Taylor plus 5

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“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.”

Carol Welch

It is amazing how many hints and guides and intuitions for living come to the sensitive person who has ears to hear what his body is saying.

Rollo May

“Intelligence is present everywhere in our bodies . . . our own inner intelligence is far superior to any we can try to substitute from the outside.”

Deepak Chopra

“Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.”

Goethe

“Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.”

~Buddha

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Super-Mom Betsy Parsons:

I expected motherhood to change me.  How could it not?  Everything was new.  But what I didn’t expect was that motherhood would strip me bare – drop me to rock bottom – force me to face that I had lost myself – demand that I pick up the shattered bits of me and piece myself back together.  It was all at once brutal and gratifying.  I am grateful for all of it.  I have learned who I am and how great my support system is.  I learned how absolutely wonderful my husband is, what a fantastic dad he is, and what a loving and supportive family surround us.  It’s not just me who is a super mom.  It’s my husband, my mom and dad, and my mother and father-in-law who make up this super family.  Each one of us plays an important role. Life is a tremendous gift, and we were all starkly reminded of that during the first six weeks of my daughter’s life. We almost lost her.  The first six weeks of her life were spent in the NICU.  She was a full term baby but a very sick one.  After she came home, every milestone was carefully watched.   She thrived.  And I almost missed it because I was worried about what could be wrong.  It was 9 months later when I started to splinter apart.  She was walking and I was cracking – emotions needed to be expressed.  I needed to feel again.  Not surprising, but I hadn’t been taking care of myself.  I was just trying to make it through a minute, then an hour, and a full day.  I wasn’t taking care of myself.  I wasn’t sleeping well.  I was sleepwalking.  I rationalized that all of this was well within a first-time mom response (ha!).   Eventually, I was diagnosed with PTSD and got help.  I began to piece myself back together.  It took another full year for me to hear the stirrings of my voice.  It’s been over two years, and just recently I realized that I am whole again.  I experienced such joy in finding myself.    I had really missed me!  But losing myself and finding an improved version had taken hold – makes me so grateful for the journey.  It has allowed me freedom to be myself, to slow down and enjoy the moments of motherhood, to rely on my family to play significant roles raising my daughter, to trust, and to embrace the unexpected.  It’s often what I need most!  I’m so thankful for my super family – including my husband who is embracing his role as stay-at-home dad!  Collectively, we’re a super team with a super daughter.