You are a spiritual being in a modern age

Leah KinsellaCoaching, Meditation, Soup d'jour1 Comment

  Getting back to basics. Our world is dynamic, and our lives are a mirror of all that we interact with. After attending the Mindfulness festival this weekend in Miami, I was touched by the number of people that are interested in self reflection. I thought, its like we have lost touch with our spirit and we want support in community to find it again. Amazing! However our relationship in community has changed over the years. Due to social media … Read More

It takes a Hurricane to move us

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At first the Hurricane was an image on the TV, I barely paid attention to it. Then it became the topic of conversation in my classes, and I could feel the energy of apprehension that was building in the community. For we are connected, we are communicating on multiple levels and the impending storm was having an effect on us all.  I saw the reactions across social media as people were beginning to take action in leaving the city. And … Read More

Are Transitions Messy? Mine is. Let me help

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  Let me confess, I am going through a transition that is messy and vulnerable I have been a teacher for so long that I did not realize how attached to the title and certifications I was. It was not until I decided to transition into Life Coaching that I had contrast. To be honest, I thought adding another certification would be an easy transition. But that is the funny thing about doing something new,  the outcome is unpredictable and … Read More

Stop Gripping and Let Joy in

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Goodness, it is difficult to ‘let go’. I work in the wellness industry and I am surrounded by positive psychology messages. And they all have some sort of message around trust, surrendering and letting go. But in todays goal oriented life, a PLAN is all about holding-on and visualizing every detail and building a mental house around that plan. A plan makes you feel organized and successful. But when the plan start to shift, or not go as we thought. … Read More

Why have one teacher?

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Its so tempting these days, to float from studio to studio. Reasons from, scheduling to a fun teacher, to class pass! Compared to a consistent studio and a teacher that follows a lineage.  You may notice some of the more traditional approaches to yoga emit a discipline or a sort of reverence towards the practice. So, which one is better? One that suits you and your schedule or the discipline of a lineage? Honestly, I can’t tell you one is … Read More

To sit or not to sit for Meditation?

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It’s a viable question. These days as meditation is more accessible with meditation apps and classes popping up everywhere, the image of a cross legged mystic may look appealing, but not so relaxing when sitting for long periods. Especially when faced with the reality of tight hips or a leg that falls asleep 10 minutes into a meditation. Sitting cross-legged is not comfortable for everyone, nor is it necessary for meditation. As positions go, I have noticed people choosing to lie … Read More