Take Control & Be Mindful

I just returned from a brief escape from the busy city of New York to clear my mind and regain focus on what is truly important.  As I ride back home from the airport on the air train, it hit me – I’ve been the biggest obstacle to my personal growth. Yes there have been bullies and hurtful souls that have crossed my path but I am the reason why things just didn’t go “right” or why I failed to see what was in front of me all along – the truth!

I control my destiny’s trajectory. I control what I allow from how people treat me to how I see my reflection. I’m learning day by day to be more mindful but what is being mindful? Being mindful is taking your ah-ha moments aka eureka effect and making them as important as breathing. And to be able to see everything that is around you and occurring inside you then recognizing and respecting each aspect that exists. It’s simply that but it is difficult to filter  to hear that voice when you have the life noise lurking about that’s why retreats, meditation and a good night’s rest are so invaluable to help you to tap into your mindfulness to expand, enlighten and empower yourself.

Take charge. Take control. Be Mindful. Be….!!

Cheers, Chante

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Retreat to your Roots

What grounds you? What centers your entire being? When things are chaotic what helps you to stabilize?

For me it’s nature – it’s like the reset that my mind needs. And when you couple that with a traditional yoga practice it’s a fantastic experience. Recently I escaped the city life for a trip to the mountains with a few friends this past weekend. Incredible doesn’t nearly sum it up how the weekend went!

It was one of those things that you really needed but didn’t know you needed to do until you did it. My mind slowed down to a slow simmer so I was able to take it all in, rest and have fun while learning philosophies and pushing my physical limits. The fresh air of the wooded area gave me unfiltered moments as I walked, climbed and gazed out into the wilderness.

Each of us is in need of opportunities to reboot our lives to balance it b/c you cannot live in chaos forever. Find your safe space – seek it out! It could be a trip to a nearby beach, walk to a park, jog at the lake etc. Once you find it then make it a habit!!

Cheers, Chante

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Time for Happiness

Happiness is where you find it. It’s in the moments. It’s the opportunity you take to savor and reflect on those moments knowing that time is fleeting.

Time doesn’t wait for you to become wiser – it’s a continuum. I see it as something that evolves as you do.

It’s like music…. How I embraced music as a child, as a pre teen, as a teen, as a twenty something and as a woman in my forties varies considerably. And it’s because of time that I see music as a catalyst for change when used wisely.

Happiness, and what determines it’s level, changes from experience to experience. I say explore what invokes your happy space for today and feed it with positive thoughts and action.

Cheers, Chante

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