It's the season to manifest. To reap what we have sown. The time of year that has us coming to our senses with all of earth's delights. The night blooming jasmine pulls my olfactory sense while I am taking my grounding neighborhood walk. The shores of the beach draw me in with the ocean’s roar. I get the feeling I am anchored deeply into the earth, mirrored by the palm trees that line my treasured Santa Monica bluffs. Even the sweet tanginess of ripe strawberries from the Farmer’s Market tastes more flavorful in Spring. I come alive when I get present to this moment. Just today I was cruising in my convertible and the Red Hot Chili Peppers came blasting on my radio and it felt as if I was hearing that song for the first time. A feeling of deep gratitude came washing over me, due to the grace of experiencing the present. It made me feel like my whole life up until this point has been a blessing.
I have an extra special month ahead. I am so excited to officially launch my book on May 10th! Yogalosophy for Inner Strength: 12 Weeks to Heal Your Heart and Embrace Joy is here. This book is about healing by coming to your senses to use physical actions in order to feel better, get present and find JOY during life’s transitions. So many are going through so much change. My last couple of years have been a time of letting go and shifting on a foundational level. The process of writing the book was filled with challenge and sometimes doubt, but showing up daily and returning to the present once again really paid off.
I feel so proud to be able to hold a copy of my book in my hands and feel its weight and texture. It's my baby. I own it. And I want you to own it too. It's available in stores and online. I'm equally excited to get to come meet you in real time for class events and book signings in a city near you. Find a class near you here. I will be in Chicago, New York, DC, Corte Madera, Portland and Vancouver! I look forward to playing with you and hearing your stories. Click on your city to join an event and get your book signed.
Here are some ways you can come to your senses today and increase your joy:
· TOUCH: Hug someone! A 10 second hug will increase your happiness hormones.
· SMELL: During your neighborhood walk, take a moment to smell a flower.
· HEARING: Listen to jazz or classical music. It will stimulate your brain.
· TASTE: Nature provides. Taste your favorite fruit in its natural packaging.
· SIGHT: Watch a sunrise or sunset. Stay tuned for more news and a special event in the upcoming days!
Have a beautiful week. It’s a good life. Appreciate what you have. This life is a gift.