If the Rain has got you down… try this. Upgrade your membership, come to yoga more consistently for a couple months and if you start feeling way too good… you can stop and take a break and I’ll even buy you an umbrella!
Okay, all kidding aside… I know the weather is a concern for many. BUT you know me better than that by now, right? Yes, it’s rainy and overcast and it’s about to get gloomier when we drop the clocks back this weekend. (Someone fix THAT unneccessary catastrophe, PLEASE!). Science proves that it’s definitely not good for our Biology. Which is part of the reason so many people struggle with winter.
HOLD ON, cause I’m about to irritate a few of you. How do I know this? Because I already did it to a couple of my close friends by saying this exact thing earlier in the week. I said….’If I hear ONE MORE person complain about the weather…… … oops 🤦♀️🤷♀️. But seriously….
THE RAIN SHOULD NOT TAKE THE WIND OUT OF YOUR SAILS. THE COLD AIR SHOULD NOT FREEZE YOUR OARS AND WINTER IS JUST ANOTHER WAVE IN THE WORLD THAT SHOULD NOT SINK YOUR BOAT!
We HAVE to keep rowing. Row, coast, row, coast. row… coast… That’s life.
And we can STILL go outside. Is it as pleasureable as July? Maybe not for everyone. I DO understand that. Vitamin D makes a HUGE difference and if you don’t believe that than I probably can’t help you. And if you need some, I definitely CAN help you.
BUT I am about to go even further – 1000% POLLYANNA – because I DO know what it’s like to feel sunk. Down, depressed, afraid, worried, sick… trust me I used to be the queen of worry and anxiety. But after the most recent perfect storm of death, panDemic and despair over the last few years… I could care less about the weather. I’m just super f’in happy to be outside with my pup, upright, uplifting and breathing clean air.
And it’s 1000% because I LOOK for those little annoyingly optimistic things that I can attest to the power of ….. (not positive thinking)… ha! You thought you knew where I was going with that. Nope.
I can attest to the power of FORWARD MOTION. KEEP GOING. BUNDLE UP…(Beanies have been ordered!). FIND YOUR FLOW.
WELCOME THE WEATHER, WHATEVER THE WEATHER AND LET’S WEATHER THE STORM TOGETHER.
(Pro tip: I also watch for the sunbreaks that happen when the Weather app is wrong and I immediately make the most of those).
Seriously though, if I can do it, so can you. I’ve seen hundreds of people over the years pull themselves out of a funk* and go on to love every bit of their lives. You know how….? Yes… You do.
YOGA.(you totally saw that coming).
Here are some fun oppportunities to weather the weather together.
Gah… I’m gonna be saying that a LOT this season. Look out Grinch! I’m comin’ for ya : )
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Much Love and Spontaneous Sun Breaks to you all!
*If you have something more than a weather funk, please know that I am not making light of more serious conditions. I’m simply trying to remind my family and friends, that they CAN walk in the rain and it WILL make them feel better. And whatever else is going on… it at the very least, can’t hurt to try it.
ps. apologies to my friends. I love you and yes I’ll go to Palm Springs with you in January to alleviate the gloom. Please get me a window seat. 😉🤣