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Change is Hard

change is hard

change is hardHas anyone ever denied that change isn’t hard? Nope.

Lately I’ve been thinking about all the changes we’ve been making around here, and how we have all been adapting pretty well and going with the flow. New house, new commutes, new routines, new chores, new garden spot ;), and on and on… Good job us!

One change that’s been particularly hard has been dealing with the kids school situations for next year. I keep wondering, should it be this hard? Is this a sign that I shouldn’t change? I don’t know… My older son is going to change schools starting next year and while enrolling in a new school is not a big deal, the day-to-day is more than just the school for most parents. We have to think about dropping off and picking up too. Finding an after school for the few hours that we need help was challenging and still not resolved completely. I keep thinking, we currently have a situation that is working very well, why am I stressing out so much about this? Should I not make the change? Hoping I get an answer that will help. 😉 Finding a place for our younger son was equally as challenging. I contacted twelve preschools in November and there were very few that had openings for next school year and are none are as flexible as our current school. I don’t know, I know that things change, and that we all have to adapt, but dude, change is hard!

The other change I am mourning is the loss of my precious Wilson Farm CSA. It seems silly to drive to Lexington for our weekly CSA share now that we’re in Natick, but I’m just sad that to make that change. Of course we will be fine and will love which ever CSA we decide to join this summer, but dude, change is hard.

We wouldn’t change our decision to move for anything. We are incredibly grateful for everything: our hard work, our health, our beautiful family and our new home, but can we all just admit that change is hard! And sometimes it feels good to say it out loud!!

Be well my friends!

xoxo

My Yoga Journey: You Never Know What You’re Going to Get

I’ve been trying to come up with a catchy title for this post for days, but realized I just need to write it… because yoga is a journey, one this is never-ending and always changing.

I recently tried some new and different yoga classes and have made note of the progress I am making. It’s been quite interesting actually, because I’m a firm believer in mixing things up and always surprising your body, how else will you continue to make progress, right? Yet despite that belief and my yoga practice always challenged me, I don’t think I changed things up enough. In just a few short weeks, with what seem like small changes, I feel like I am gaining strength and can do balances that I’ve been working on for years. It’s like everything is just clicking. Very, very interesting… and exciting!

I love the saying “you never know what you’re going to get” in reference to yoga because it’s so true.  Each practice is different, and your body can do something different every single time. You have to embrace it and work with what it’s willing to give you on that given day.  You cannot possibly go into your practice knowing what it’s going to be like because, well, that would be boring! So here’s to every day being a new one, and never knowing what you’re going to get.

Namaste. <3

It’s All About the Core

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Everything in yoga involves the core.  Everything.  It is so important to engage the core from the very beginning of your practice to the end (and throughout your day, really).  I love it when my teachers say, “Okay, grab your block, put it between your legs, and let’s do some sun salutations, you’ll really feel the core working now.”  They are so right.  This sensation is what you should be feeling all the time by engaging your core constantly, with every move and every pose.

Last week in class, my teacher (who also used this adorable picture) had just gotten back from a week-long retreat on Maui.  She said in a typical day, she’d do about 500 boat poses (navasana).  OMG, 500?!  Banging out 100 in a 75-minute class shouldn’t be a big deal then, right?  Absolutely right.  We started with 40, then 40 more, then 20, no big deal really.

Everything that challenges you throughout your day, week, anytime, you need to take one pose, one step, one section, one minute, one hour, etc., at a time.  You will only get stronger if you challenge yourself.  If you keep on doing the same thing every day, every workout, every meal, you will stay the same.  I did this for a while… It’s easy to get in that habit and forget to change things up. However, every workout and every practice that I do now is different and ever-changing.  My body is constantly surprised by this approach and will continue to get stronger and stronger as a result.

How do you make sure to change things up and keep challenging yourself?

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