Category: Facing Fear

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WHY GETTING THE WORST HAIRCUT IN THE WORLD IS A GOOD THING

Little Eva’s lopsided haircut. Click here to hear her tell her story.

You may have already seen this amazing audio piece by Jeff Cohen, who interviewed his two daughters aged 3 (Eva) and 5 (Sadie), about what seems to be a right of passage for little kids: the irrevocable decision to cut their own hair. Click here or on the picture to hear the story:

I think this is Women Well Loved-worthy because:

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On Dead Bodies and Speaking Your Truth: A Note From Your Yoga Teacher

Finding peace isn’t always peaceful. Ron Swanson chooses to stand instead of sit in protest of a 6 hour meditation he has to attend.

This week, I’m thrilled to host internationally-beloved yoga teacher and a woman-well-loved, Sarah Willis. Sarah teaches yoga with incredible mastery, humor, and the rare down-to-earth patience and understanding that provides the ultimate safe space for growth. She also hosts startlingly affordable life-changing yoga retreats in Mexico, where you have the pleasure of experiencing her loving guidance and patience in person, in paradise. Here she’ll talk about the science behind using our voices through chanting mantras: energy-based sounds that distill the power of our speech to create immense positive change and clarity for our bodies and minds!

Over the years I’ve come to believe that a lot of what “holds me back” from manifesting my ideal self is a deep core belief that I’m not good enough, that I’m not loved, and that I don’t deserve to be great. What a load of bullshit, right?

However, latent negative beliefs about ourselves are the most powerful tool we have for self-sabotage. It’s that quiet, hardly noticeable voice in our ear that says, “you can’t,” or whatever our specific issues are. 

But we have the power to reverse our negative thought patterns and use powerful tools to override the negative programming in our bodies! I often talk about using affirmations: short, powerful statements you can use to take control of your conscious thoughts. Here Sarah will explain how singing mantras, whether it’s Sanskrit in a yoga studio or a singing along to empowering, positive songs, our voices are our power!

Why Mantras?

By Sarah Willis

Have you been to a Yoga class with enthusiastic chanting? Or attended a rollicking kirtan evening? If you’re like me, the first time you heard chanting, you were a little freaked out.