Hula hooping naked–What would happen if you tried something new each week? Find out!=-)

I teach a class called Discover your Values and Create your Life Plan through Dabble and other venues, and the class inspires one to think about what their top four Values are and then listing out how to incorporate those value into one’s life!  As a sole parent to my 9 year old daughter, I have found that one of my top values of Adventure has been a bit more limited in its scope over the last decade=-)  More clearly said, as a mom I aimed to create a wonderfully adventurous life for my daughter—water parks, Great America, trips to Disney, local museum adventures…..yet they weren’t really the adventures of my 20’s=-)  I realized that I needed to incorporate more of my own version of adventures into my live/our lives…..

Over the last few weeks I have been looking for “new ways” to do things or new things to try professionally and personally.  It has been a lot of fun to dip my toe in different waters.  This blog is one of them by the way!!!

Last Friday I was up quite late working on my website and listening to Pandora and a really great song came on.  I thought, what the heck—I will dance to the song…..and I did.  Then I saw my daughter’s bright shiny new custom made hula hoop by a local hula hooping clown (Mr. Petey) and I thought, well, let’s see if I still have it…..=-) My bulky sweatshirt was getting in the way of mastering my hula hooping moves, so I took that off and hula hooped to the song under the moon in our beautiful city of Chicago……

It was so fun, and I felt a sense of joy and freedom over such a simple little mini at home adventure, but I will always remember that night and thinking, hey, I still got it=-)

Life Link:  Look at what your top four values are and ensure you are living them each day in all of the important areas of your life (Relationships, Financially, Spiritually etc.).  Try something new each week to step out of your comfort zone and have a little fun with yourself and life.  If you would like a copy of a few documents to help you along your path, feel free to email me!  Feel free to share any of your new experiences and how it felt after you did it in the comments section….celebrate with us!

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Where to focus when you are feeling ungrounded? Try finding your authentic Drishti!

Hello and welcome to my first blog!  Thanks for reading=-)

I practice yoga each week, and while doing balance positions the teacher tells us to focus on a “Drishti” or a focal point to maintain one’s balance.  The instructor generally says something to the effect of, “make sure to focus on a point that is NOT you, you in the mirror or any other moving object”.  I was thinking about this principle when I was coaching one of my clients.  She wanted to find her center or her inner balance, and I brought up the concept of Drishti.

After the session I talked with my coach about it, because I thought it was rather profound.  I could feel a deep knowing that in order for me to find my balance and to maintain my groundedness, I would need to find a point outside of myself to focus upon while bringing my awareness inward.  For me, that point is my spirituality or “god”.  When I am most ungrounded, what I need to do is to focus on my prayer/god and spirituality while bringing my awareness inward towards my intuition and pure knowing. The very LAST thing that would work for me would be to focus on “me” or my “ego” as that would keep me in perpetual circles=-)

In summary, I found it to be helpful for myself and my clients to find that “thing” outside of oneself that can serve as your focal point or sanity point especially when things get topsy turvy.  If we focus on our issues or our ego, that is a sure recipe for more of the same upheaval and going in circles.

Life Link: Try using your personal Drishti in the next few days both when you are feeling good and grounded, so you can strengthen it. Also focus upon your Drishti when you are having an upsetting moment…and feel the power of focusing outside of yourself and handing your issue or challenge over to your outside focal point. Let yourself be carried…….=-)

Feel free to share your thoughts or your experiences of strengthening and leveraging your outside focal point in your life’s opportunities.

Thanks for reading!

Tracy