Like most of us, I spend a ton of time with my community or just out and about the town. In the past, the holidays would sneak up and before I knew it, HA CHU! I would get so run down that I would not have the energy to continue on. When my body is run down, my brain gets tired. When my brain gets tired, I feel that I can potentially fall into negative belief patterns. My flight mode comes up, so I easily storm away and create unfinished business. Or perhaps I lose my calm fast and react as opposed to responding. Listening to my body is an art, and since I have been creating space to nurture myself I have been healthier and happier!
Self Care Helps You Stay In The Moment
After working today, I taught a fabulous ballet barre class and then I took a vinyasa yoga class. For the first time in awhile I was able to truly go inside and just be. This was such a nurturing experience for me. The ripples created from taking time to breathe were amazing. I washed away daily stressors and breathed in light throughout the yoga class.
During the yoga session, I noticed how beautiful each student looked in the reverse warrior. I noticed the lights as they dimmed and brightened, and I was able to giggle a few times when I almost stumbled in balancing poses. On the drive home, I spotted the beautiful holiday lights as they glimmered and blinked different colors and I really embraced the neighborhood wanting to spread beauty and joy with the different yard displays.
As I pulled into my driveway I thought about what I was going to have for dinner and the options that were available. Making dinner – I enjoyed the rich smells and textures of the food. As I ate dinner, I felt as though I made love with every bite of it and felt so calm.
It was so refreshing to allow expectations and deadlines sit on hold while I took time for self care. There wasn’t a wrong way of doing anything – just here, just now, just really good. Through taking care of myself I was able to bring my best self forward – which happens when my prefrontal cortex is doing its job. The prefrontal cortex is the home of the executive functioning of the brain, requires good nutrition, sleep, exercise and meditation: something that Neurosculpting® teaches us. By maintaining the act of self care I know this will be a holiday to remember!
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I was born and raised in Chicago IL and hold a business degree. I grew up in a family of strong work ethic, my father and mother never took days off for vacation or called in sick. This foundation causes me to stay highly motivated and disciplined. My days were spent as a child through college were spent dancing for at least 4 hours and studying for 3 while managing a full class schedule. Today I business consult with all sized organizations, and have been for the past 15 years. I stay on top of my passion for fitness, fundraising events and spending time with loved ones. Neurosculpting helped me cultivate greater balance, authentic joy and develop techniques for stress managment. Along with over 400 hours of brain study I am a also certified in Yoga Instruction and Mat Pilates. Blending meditation with my life has allowed me to live fully!