If you knew me 10 years ago, you would never guess that I would end up traveling the world speaking about meditation. I wouldn’t have guessed it either. I was on Broadway at the time, understudying three of the leads in A Chorus Line. I was also suffering from anxiety, had been struggling with insomnia for eighteen months, and was going grey at the tender age of 26. So here I was living my dream on stage, but backstage I was rocking myself in the fetal position listening to Eckhart Tolle praying I wouldn’t be thrown on with a moment’s notice. I was desperate for a solution, so when a fellow castmember told me she swore by meditation I thought, what do I have to lose?
If you’re awkward and you know it clap your hands! There are many definitions of the word awkward. Here are three that resonate with me: awkward (from Merriam-Webster) lacking ease or grace (as of movement or expression) lacking social grace and assurance <an awkward newcomer> causing embarrassment <an awkward moment> For as long as I …
On a crisp, sunny morning in NYC’s financial district, my friend and I strolled along Broadway on a break from work, in search of the perfect late breakfast. Oatmeal, fruit, and being healthy all were mentioned. She looked at me, eyebrows raised as she matter-of-factly proclaimed, “Sometimes, you just need a cherry danish!”
For years I worried about every little thing. I never understood why, I just thought that’s “the way I was.” I thought I was doomed to be that way forever. It wasn’t until I discovered higher level thinking paradigms, like the ones I describe in this post, that I was able to understand a different …
You will be challenged. You will be tested.
Cross-posted from Mindsterbation.com
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For those of you who don’t know what Soul Body System is yet, it is a GROUP mentorship at MFF that bridges the gap between nutrition, mindset and deep personal transformation. In case you were wondering…it tends to be DEEP work y’all because guess what, “how we do one thing is how we do everything” and this process requires vulnerability with ourselves and others in a whole new way. But don’t take our word for it–listen to someone who’s lived it!
I had big goals for 2015. Huge ones. 2015 was going to be the year of change. 2015 is going to my year—the year of Staci. In my mind, I was already hash tagging it as #bestyearever. I remember witting in a journal, “Universe, I’m open. I’m ready. Bring on that change”. Does Self-loathing motivate …