on a serious note

"when your body, mind and soul are harmonious, you will bring health and harmony to those around you and health and harmony to the world - not by withdrawing from the world, but by being a health living organ in the body of humanity."
- b.k.s. iyengar

it's midway through december and i just now came to realize how much i've challenged myself this year. i've been able to jump hurdles and push myself closer to the goals i want to reach. and obtain them. for once in my life i have found purpose. something worthwhile, something to say and something to be proud of. i have never felt so much confidence and sometimes it's merely the baby steps that give you the biggest impact: movement, healthy food and positivity.

A year ago I was so reluctant to change, i was running away from who i was and what i truly needed. I walked with no confidence in my future, holding on to the past and not allowing myself to be present in the now. not only did i allow my relationships suffer i allowed health to as well. no bueno! I knew there was gold somewhere i was just looking in all the wrong places.

so often we find ourselves with no strength because we are scared of the strength we truly obtain.

towards mid spring i said "no more!" and i began to break the cycle. i pushed myself to run more, to rededicate time to my yoga practice, make healthier decisions and to communicate how i wanted to with my loved ones. i have to say it was a lot of work... I laughed, cried, yelled, meditated and in the midst of all of that I found myself. cultivating self awareness is beautiful: good, bad and the in between.

uncertainty is a delicate dance. we allow it to let us quit before we even start. i'm ready to move beyond that and dance my way towards success.

this next year whatever it brings my intention is still to inspire people around me to love themselves, animals and the planet we live on. with all that said i will be back in a short while to recommit to friendly eating and for it to evolve.