The Key To An Amazing Holiday Season

“Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives we touch.” – Parker Palmer


It might sound selfish and counterintuitive to make sure you’re taking care of yourself first, but it’s actually one of the most giving things you can do. 



When you’re fueled and nourished – physically, mentally, and emotionally – you can show up fully for other people, and you end up naturally giving from a place of overflow and joy rather than exhaustion (and possibly resentment).


As we get toward the end of the year and have so much going on, it’s easy to put yourself last.

By simply bringing awareness to the fact that this might happen, we can shift our patterns.



A great tool you can use is remembering and/or establishing your daily non-negotiables: The things you know you need to do every day to feel good. 



My three non-negotiables for self-care are yoga, meditation, and good food. These are the things I know I need every day to show up energetically and enthusiastically for myself and others.

What are your three non-negotiables when it comes to self-care? Leave a comment here and share with me – I’d love to hear from you. Your non-negotiables set the foundation for your 2018 aspirations.

Last, and most importantly, I want to thank you so much for your support this past year. I feel inspired by each of you; your dedication, trust, and willingness to explore fills me with tremendous joy.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

Warmly,
Michele

P.S. I’m excited to be expanding my work in 2018! I’m adding more hours for private meditation and yoga. I have a limited number of openings, so if you’re curious, be in touch this week.


Mark your calendars

2018

ONGOING CLASSES

Mondays…

Meditation at the JCC
7:30am

Mindful Yoga and Meditation at the JCC
9:15am

Wednesdays…

NEW CLASS SERIES!
Yin Yoga at the JCC
3:45 – 5pm

Thursdays…

Level 2 Vinyasa at Yoga Synthesis NJ
9:15am

UPCOMING EVENTS

1/29: Intro to Meditation at the JCC

3/3: Yin Yoga Workshop at YogaWorks

3/14, 3/21, 3/28: Meditation as a Path of Joy (class series)

3/18: Silent Day at the JCC

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  1. Joanne Aidala says:

    Michele-
    I totally agree with your non-negotiables!

    I just registered for the two classes. I think I can make most of them. We will see.

    Have a lovely holiday,

    Joanne

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