June 1, 2015 at 7:25 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


As I walk into the yoga studio I go to there is a little reminder that hangs beside the door. It is just three little words on a chalk board, but it makes me smile every time I walk past them and acts as an intention on some days within my practice. It says ‘Just Be You’. It’s amazing the power that little reminders like this one have in our lives, how they can bring us back in a second to something that’s important for us (always or in particular situations) as individuals or groups.

“Be open.  And then the truth follows.”
– Gangaji

Working with groups within our L.E.A.D. with Courage™ Program, we spend time unpacking vulnerability because each individual will inevitably encounter it as they strive to make a difference in their own and others lives. I have always loved Brené Brown’s description of the reminder she uses in such situations. It can be so easy to get caught up in our minds when we are met by a challenging interaction or are stretching into our growth zones but her three simple sentences allow her to get deliberate within this process.

“Whenever I am faced with a vulnerable situation, I get deliberate with my intentions by repeating this to myself: ‘Don’t shrink. Don’t puff up. Stand on your sacred ground’.”
— Brené Brown

So, as we navigate busyness, distraction and comparison in our 21st Century World, what reminders do you use or encounter throughout your days that bring you back?


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