October 12, 2013 by Leave a Comment
Upon a recommendation from Rita, I listened to a youtube video (really audio) of a piece by Dr. Chopra called Blissful Sleep. I have to admit, when I tried to listen to it the first time, I was reclining (even though he said to sit comfortably) and…I couldn’t stay awake! It was mid-afternoon and I kept dozing off, realizing I had been missing parts. Yesterday, I skipped all the breath work in the beginning, and just as Rita originally suggested, I fast forwarded to the part about a beach visualization. It was relaxing, delightful and I highly recommend! Just go to youtube and enter in Blissful Sleep with Deepak Chopra. I found some of the initial breathing techniques to actually be uncomfortable and I wasn’t happy with his counting. There is more relaxation breathing after the beach segment, which I will listen to and try this weekend, but I had to share what I did enjoy. If you need a dose of the beach, a tool to help you get to sleep or, like me, just adore listening to his most relaxing voice, check it out.
Happy Saturday. Wishing you all some fun fitness and a great big dose of peace.
September 21, 2013 by 5 Comments
Today is not only the first day of fall, but also World Gratitude Day–and the International Day of Peace. World Gratitude Day began in 1977 and anyone, anywhere can join the celebration by simply offering up some gratitude by saying thank you to someone who has made a difference, sending a note or card, lighting a candle, or sitting in silence and giving attention to all you are thankful for. Making a habit of practicing gratitude daily, is one of the best gifts you can possibly give yourself, and consequently others, as well. By focusing on what we do have, materially, emotionally, etc., and moving away from attention on what we don’t have, we realize we really do have more than enough….
While I am super sad to say goodbye to summer, I am so grateful for having had a great one and move into fall with a feeling of accomplishment, satisfaction and an eye on what this new season will bring. I look forward to the new green market which opens today in Coral Springs at 9400 West Sample Road, and will be held each Saturday throughout the year. In fall, we have an abundance of vegetables that happen to be the very colors of the changing leaves, so think carrots, sweet potatoes, beets and anything that mirrors those gorgeous fall colors.
May you have an overflowing gratitude list this first day of fall, and every day. Peace.