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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.}

Events and Resources for April 2013

Just a quick post to let you know about a few good events and other happenings to meet people this spring, all sleaze-free and introvert-approved:

Yogic Lore Flow with Kimi Marin
Saturday, April 13, at 11:00 pm (yes, almost midnight), at Shakti House
Kimi will me teaching this class as part of a 24-hour fundraising event. Get the details and sign up on her website. And while you there, browse her latest writings! Read more →

Flyer Design for Yogic Lore Workshop

One of my recent projects: The flyer design for Kimi Marin’s Yogic Lore workshop – which by the way was phenomenal. If you get a chance to join her next time she offers it, don’t think twice!