Our guest blogger for October is Melanie Kenworthy. Melanie is the owner of Thousand Reasons health + fitness. For more great tips from Melanie, visit her facebook page. You can find it at facebook.com/thousandreasons.
Kindness is key, and it starts with a little perspective
As a Personal Trainer, when my clients come to me after they reach their goals and tell me they’re still not happy with how they look, I get really disheartened. I know they’ve worked so hard, and I’m so proud of what they’ve done and the results that they achieved, but no matter what I say, they still don’t see it. When it comes down to it, what they say to themselves, determines how they feel about themselves. And feeling good about yourself begins with being kind to yourself. So, when any of my clients come to me with this problem, my favourite thing to do to help them change their negative and often destructive thought patterns, is to simply change their perspective.
Did you know September is National Yoga Awareness month? To help us inform our readers about the many benefits of Yoga we have a special guest blog post this week from Yoga teacher, Caroline Horrocks. You can read more about Caroline at the end of this post or visit her website, Yoga4wellbeing.
What is Yoga anyway?
What is Yoga anyway?
When most people think of Yoga they
imagine either lithe people dressed in lycra performing what look
like impossible shapes with their bodies or elderly Indians standing
by the Ganges on one leg! Both those things are true but Yoga is so
much more than postures and is possible for everybody irrespective of
age, size, religion, shape or health.
If you have been friends of Meadow Sense for a lengthy amount of time, you may recall that last year we suffered a devastating loss. We lost our beloved cat of 16 years, Zoeie, last April. Soon after that, I wrote a blog post dealing with my grief. You can read more about that here. During that time my heart was not open to a new pet. I wanted to give myself at least a year to allow my heart to heal. I had plenty of other projects to focus on and thought a break from owning a pet would be nice. I said to myself that the only way I would get a new pet is if a kitten just randomly showed up on my front porch and needed me.
Guess what. One day as we pulled into our street after work there was a kitten sitting on our front porch. I could not believe it. I screeched and asked Jason, “Is this my kitty?” He wisely replied it probably belonged to one of our neighbors and would be going home soon. So we scurried on with our day. But a couple of weeks later the kitten returned. I walked towards it and said hello. It ran as fast as it could away from me to hide. This happened repeatedly every couple of weeks for a month or so.