It's 2017. Do you know where your resolutions are?

Now that 2016 is over, it's time to think about your goals for 2017.  Where do you want to be at this time next year, and how will you get there?  I've decided that 2017 will be MY year of not being afraid to put myself out there.  Like most of us, I have fears--fear of failure, fear that no one will listen to me or like me, fear of sounding ridiculous.  When the voice belonging to these fears starts to whisper in my ear "you can't do this you can't do this," my mantra for 2017 is a resounding "DO IT ANYWAY!"

This this website, and this blog in particular, is a part of my resolution.  It's scary to think that people might look at me and think what I'm doing is stupid, or that they might not even care. But it's scarier to think that five years down the road, I'll have wasted all that time dithering and fantasizing about what could have been instead of working toward something great.   

What would you like to accomplish this year?  Would you like to walk more easily?  Do a handstand?  Learn to work with your body, appreciating all it can do for you?  Imagine how you'd feel on December 31, 2017 if you picked something, worked toward it, and reaped the fruits of your efforts.  What would your life be like if you changed your inner dialogue from "I can't" to "I will?"    Yes, you will be opening the door to fear and maybe to failure, but you will also be opening the door to opportunities and possibilities you may never have dreamed existed.  Let me know what your goals are and how I can help you achieve them.  After all, you are helping me with mine!

Thank you for taking the time to read this.  I hope to take my yoga and somatic teaching to higher and higher levels in 2017 and beyond, and I couldn't do it without your interest and support.  I'll do my best to keep you posted about opportunities and developments in the yoga and Hanna Somatics communities.  And if there's anything that you would like to see from me, let me know!

Let's work together to make 2017 a year where we can find beauty in the unexpected and where spiritual chocolate is always right around the corner, in our next mindful breath.