Hi there yogis, how’s January treating you?
Every January I try to come up with a slogan or a mantra for the new year. Some of my past highlights include 2010 – Don’t do THAT again, 2012-Dig and Delve, 2015 – Best I’ve ever seen. That last one has been recycled a couple of times. This year’s is 2019 – Soul Clean. Seems appropriate considering the current state of the world. But let’s not focus on the negative, because there is so much to be grateful for, and our fantastic community here makes it easy to think positively. So while we’ve got our focus on things that make us better and stronger, let’s talk about how we can all get healthier together.
Our Modo pillar focus for January is Be Healthy. That lines up perfectly with my personal focus which is to get curious about my rituals and comforts. Why do they work for me? Which ones don’t really work as well as I think, and are there any that don’t work at all? Can any of these habits be traded for better ones? My bet is yes, and I’ve downloaded an app to help me that I hope to tell you more about soon. It’s a free app, and yes that may indicate a lack of commitment, but I believe in thinking globally and acting as inexpensively as possible, because I’m also trying to make my finances Be Healthy. Speaking of awesome free things, I’m definitely treating myself to Lindsay Evans and Danielle McGrath’s upcoming workshop on Sunday January 27th. I spoke with Lindsay about her experience and her approach to wellness and how much she looked like Danielle. “We’re twins.” That explains it. Also, I might have a slight case of ‘needs glasses.’ Lindsay has a very holistic approach to health and wellness, and is hoping we will all walk away from the workshop with a better sense of how to bring more abundance and flow to our lives. She’ll provide tips on reducing toxins in our bodies, and show us how to make a few small behavioural shifts that will have a huge impact overtime. One of my favourite things she said was that she believes we shouldn’t deprive ourselves of the things we love in life “like wine, like chocolate. I love those things!” And I said to myself, I also like those things. Lindsay’s philosophy about behavioural shifts pairs nicely with my new app, and her workshop pairs nicely with a Sunday noon yoga class. Come for the yoga, stay for the abundance – or vice versa. I hope to see you there.