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Q & A on Rebel Yogi

How do you balance your ambition to have a meaningful and substantial impact in this world with your own physical and emotional needs?

And when things veer to far toward one side of this equation, how do you get them back to center?

Earlier this spring, I was part of the Changemaker Q & A, a conversation series exploring these questions on the Rebel Yogi blog.

It’s a personal and honest conversation, and although it doesn’t have anything to do with marketing per se, I wanted to include it here because I feel it might be relevant for you as a holistic health care practitioner.

In the Q & A, I talk a bit about my own experience getting stuck in a loop of wanting to do things better, faster, more – only to push myself out of my creative and productive zone.

A first few answers

Here’s what helped chart a more sustainable course:

The single most important thing I changed was my perspective. I realized that I wasn’t overwhelmed by the work itself. Whenever I was stressed out, it was because if my interpretation of what was going in, because of expectations or fears. It dawned on me that that I had a choice to be worried/perfectionist or not, and that insight alone was super helpful.

And, as I’m sure you and many in your community have found, too, the yoga mat is a stellar training ground for letting go of stressful thought patterns. I would simply listen to my broken record during practice and it actually made me laugh after a while because I started to see so clearly that none of these thoughts had anything to do with who I am or what I’m worth.

If you’re curious to read the full conversation, you can find that here.

Meet the Rebel Yogi!

Jessica, who writes at Rebel Yogi, is completing her yoga teacher training as we speak – and already inspiring changemakers, activists, and rebels to care for themselves so they can even better care for others and continue their work for the long haul. Keep her on your radar!

{Photo by Lisa Picard on Flickr.}

May Focus Wallpaper: Grow

This month, look to bamboo for inspiration.

Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on earth. The planet turns around, and when it’s back where it started, some bamboo shoots are almost forty inches closer to the sky.

Since May is the height of spring and everything around you is growing and blossoming, my invitation for this month is for you to aim for growth in your marketing.

Ready to run with the theme? Download the May Focus Wallpaper and go forth! If you want some more specific clues, read on.

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April Focus Wallpaper: Refresh your marketing.

Spring and fresh just go together.

This time of year, fresh is ubiquitous. It’s in the air, the pea shoots, the colors of spring flowers. Which makes spring a perfect time to also freshen up your marketing routine.

Ready to run with the theme? Download the April Focus Wallpaper and go forth! If you want some more specific clues, read on. Read more →