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A message to the graduating class of 2017
You are the last group I taught as a high school English teacher. With everyone asking you about your future plans, you may feel a bit scared even as you are excited… Trust me when I say, I totally get it… I've been there. (Hell, with the transitions I'm going through in my own life right now, I am there...)
My guess is that some of these thoughts are running through your head:
You may also have read all the online articles and memes (which circulate yearly at this time) about what we teachers FAILED to teach you in school.
Get over it.
I was hired to teach you English Language Arts. And along the way I tried to sneak in LIFE LESSONS whether you realized it or not.
But the truth is there is no way I can possibly teach you EVERYTHING you need to know to be prepared for...
I don’t have all the answers. No one does. Let's face it, half the time I am making it up as I go along...just as you are, and will be, doing.
But because I love you with all of my heart, here’s a few things I think that you are finally ready to hear now that you are young adults:
The Caption SHOULD Read: Happy girl on vacation.
Reality and Truth are sometimes different than the picture.
HOWEVER read on friends..this story does have a HAPPY ENDING...
I've been talking up the FREE community yoga class I'm teaching this month to anybody and everybody. The reactions are phenomenal and varied ranging from "Yes, I'll be there!" to "But I've never done yoga, won't your class be too difficult?"
I firmly believe that yoga is for EVERYBODY! So today I want to focus on my beautiful newbies...this post is for you. Here are my top 5 tips for new yoga students:
Recently I was approached by an acquaintance about my lifestyle. “You’re vegan and you do yoga, right” she asked. I confirmed that I eat a whole foods plant based diet and that I’m a yoga instructor. She looked at me, shook her head and said “Gosh it must be so hard to be so healthy…how do you do it?” I smiled and said “It’s easy…let me tell you what I’ve learned….”
Since I have no secrets from you my global peeps, and as we approach the holidays - a time typically associated with excess, I’m sharing with you my Top Five Healthy Living Tips:
"I see you sister."
It's breakfast time. I'm sitting in the cafe at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health with one of the assistant teachers of the 200 hour yoga teacher training program. For 15 minutes tears are streaming down my face as I talk of where I am at in my journey, and what I feel and want for my life right now. And when she spoke those words to me, "I see you sister," my heart just opened. What a feeling it is to be seen for exactly who I am, no judgement, no advice offered. Just a simple "I see you" ...how powerful it is to be seen and heard.
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