habits

3 Yoga Ups For When You're Down (Rebroadcast)

3 Yoga Ups For When You're Down (Rebroadcast)

What's your routine when you're down? We give a lot of attention to our everyday routines in building our ideal MOJO Life of greater health and happiness. Yet, how much thought have you ever given to what happens when you crash and burn? Whether due to illness, or a physiological condition, or a mental or emotional nosedive, we all go down from time to time. And I'd be willing to bet that you have a "down routine," meaning a set of comfort behaviors that you default to in a physical, mental, or emotional wreck. So, what is your down routine?

Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't (Rebroadcast)

Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't (Rebroadcast)

This week's most popular episode presents for us a topic that is hopefully as helpful for you as it has been for me, especially as we start to enter the grind period of the year: where we feel pretty far from our new year’s goal setting and still so far from the finish line. Whenever I start to drag and want to quit, or happen to tumble right of the good life wagon altogether, I just remind myself of the essence of this post. We might be damned if we do, but we’ll most certainly be damned if we don’t. So we might as well do, and get our mojo working once more! 

3 Yoga Ups For When You're Down

3 Yoga Ups For When You're Down

What's your routine when you're down? We give a lot of attention to our everyday routines in building our ideal MOJO Life of greater health and happiness. Yet, how much thought have you ever given to what happens when you crash and burn? Whether due to illness, or a physiological condition, or a mental or emotional nosedive, we all go down from time to time. And I'd be willing to bet that you have a "down routine," meaning a set of comfort behaviors that you default to in a physical, mental, or emotional wreck. So, what is your down routine?

Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't

Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't

Eleanor Roosevelt said that we’re damned if we do and damned if we don’t, so I say we might as well do! You see, this absolutely applies to our efforts to create the MOJO Life: the happy, healthy lifestyle of our dreams. It’s damn hard to do the little things every single day that it takes to build the ideal lifestyles we hold in our hearts: it takes a lot of effort and will to sustain forward progress. Oftentimes, our brains tell us it might be easier to just wallow in our old crappy habits; after all, they’ve become so fitted to our form over time. Yet, we all know by now that those old habits always leave us feeling disappointed, or worse. So, when confronted with the choice to do or don’t do, yes, in a sense we are damned either way we go. Fortunately, we also know in our heart of hearts that when we do manage to do even a little bit of our happiness practices, we’re always left feeling, well, happier. The damnation of doing, therefore, has a leg up because it leads to salvation! Glory hallelujah!

Fun With Yoga Challenge!

Fun With Yoga Challenge!

Why fun with yoga? Well, we know firsthand how easy it can be to find ourselves taking our yoga (and ourselves) so seriously that the joy gets drained right out of our efforts. "Why is joy so important?" you ask in a curmudgeonly tone. Well, grumpy pants, because we'll never stick with anything that doesn't bring us joy. And if we want to have healthy habits, like yoga, for the rest of our long and happy lives, we have to be sure we're always seeking the fun in them.

A Better Butt Through Yoga

A Better Butt Through Yoga

That's right, yoga gave me a better butt. I say this not merely in reference to my much stronger physique from yoga, though that is a lovely perk. Rather, I'm referring to the trade I made with yoga that turned out to be one of the best deals of my life. I offered up the butts of my smoking habit to yoga and not only did it happily accept my offering, but also gave me, among many other wonderful things, that better butt in return. I've spoken briefly of my success with smoking cessation through yoga, but I feel compelled to write about it in more detail at the moment. Perhaps I can share something that will be useful to my fellow smoking cessation warriors out there.

Year by Design

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Well, here we are at the end of another calendar year. If the adage holds that time goes faster as we get older, I must be something like 108 years old because this year flew! 

I was chatting with a friend about the coming change of annum, and mentioned that my household does a yearly review and sets goals for the new year. She surprised me by saying that she and her family don’t give a flip about the new year or reviewing the old one, that they just “float along” through the years. Wha-wha-what???