Reverb10: Try

December 18 Prompt: Try. What do you want to try next year? Is there something you wanted to try in 2010? What happened when you did / didn’t go for it?

Wow, where to begin?  I feel as if I always have tons of stuff on the "to try" list.  Some essentials for 2011 include:

-Trying new (to me) holistic modalities (esp. acupuncture and chiropracty)

-Making my own aromatherapy-infused lotions and potions using essential oils
-Eating more raw and alkaline foods (a la the lovely Kris Carr and her amazing new book)
-Different styles of yoga.  I've been hearing such good things about Kundalini yoga, which is devoted to awakening the body's energy or life force.  Has anyone tried it?
-Beginning my morning with 20 minutes of meditation
-Increased philanthropy and volunteer work with causes dear to my heart
-Daily morning pages
-Continued culinary experimentation...I'm always looking for delicious and healthy recipes to try
-And perhaps most significantly, launching my health coaching business.  My vision for my business continues to evolve in exciting ways, and I can't wait to share it with the world.  While there's certainly some anxiety (as there is with any new and unknown venture), I'm incredibly excited to try my hand at entrepreneurship in 2011!

2010 was a year of transition for me, filled with new faces, places, sights, sounds, tastes, emotions, decisions, and dreams.  Of all the things I tried, the most life-altering was my decision to become my healthiest self.  Honestly, I didn't know I was capable of making such a powerful change until I tried.  Tried going meat and dairy-free and felt a psychic weight lift from my conscience.  Tried stepping off the sugar rollercoaster and felt better than I had in years.  Tried giving up my morning coffee (something I never thought I'd be able to do), and noticed a calm and steady energy I'd never experienced in my caffeine-addict days.  Tried challenging myself to a higher level of physical activity, and, in the process, re-claimed a deep connection to and appreciation for my body and its abilities.  Throughout the process, I tried locating my "edge" (to borrow a phrase from yoga), and then tried pushing past it.  I'm so glad I did.

This post is part of Reverb10.  (Kudos to my dear friend, Kaileen Elise, for such a juicy, thought-provoking prompt!)


Elizabeth said...

Try Kundalini! It can be an amazing practice! I've been a vinyasa girl forever, but kundalini can connect you to you, bring amazing energy, and allow you to move in ways you just don't normally..

beautiful posting.. so many wonderful things to try and i'm sure you'll enjoy every moment of it!

Kimbirdy said...

so many amazing things on your to-try list! i've done kundalini yoga a few times and i loved it. i appreciate yoga so much more when it combines spiritual wellness along with physical health. i also finally started my morning pages a couple weeks ago, after a few years of attempts at it. it has change my life in such great ways!

good luck with your list. it all sounds like such wonderful stuff!

Fifi Du Vie said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing. I am going to start morning pages - what a fantastic idea!

Carmella said...

a friend just told me about your blog (kimbirdy, up there, actually!) i love it! i'm looking forward to reading more!

Nels said...

Like you, 2010 was a year of transition for me, and I wasn't really expecting it to be. I, too, ventured more to healthier things this year and hope to do more. Happy 2011!


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