Strive to Thrive

People say that if they received the diagnosis of cancer they wouldn’t go down without a fight. This begs the question that if you’ll fight to survive, why not fight to thrive? Why are we so given to complacency and contentment? Why do we give up on our true dreams so easily and fall softly into the status quo? When does the fight begin? Should we wait until given a death sentence to feel the desire to really live?

If you were lucky the adults in your life told you to dream big as a child. They supported your imagination and your ability to see how a piece of string on the couch is really a serpent perched in its castle. We call this “inner child” in adulthood and some of us are lucky enough to hang on. But for the vast majority moving from childhood meant “growing up” and out of dreaming.

I had an experience recently that freed me to get in touch with that happy-go-lucky little girl that built fortresses in dirt and belted out songs from the top of the slide. While traveling in South America, life became play again inspired by nature and the magic of life. For instance, I woke up one morning so full of energy after a long hike that while skipping to meet up with a horse I leapt a few times and kicked my heels together. This spontaneity is joy and dreaming is joy. Our whole lives can be joyful if we decide to celebrate each moment and look at life as one endless opportunity for turning our dreams into reality.

I challenge each of us to thrive in the present! Thriving should be take place every day and not saved up for weekends and vacations. How many times have we thought, “two more days until the weekend” or “just one more week until vacation”. If we live our lives with these thoughts we have essentially given up on the present choosing to endure life rather than truly experience. By striving to thrive rather than just survive we take hold of life for the now “grab the bull by the horns” if you will, and truly experience life!


Green Falls Pond Yoga Hike
Voluntown, CT
Saturday, June 19th
9AM- 3:30PM

You are invited to a very special YogaTrails event Strive to Thrive featuring guest leader, Andrea Willets of Voice of My Life, Life Coaching. Strive to Thrive is designed to help you take a deeper look at meaning in your life. Are you ready to get CONSCIOUS with movement, stretching your body-mind-spirit!? Join us for June 19th to deepen your yoga practice and connection with self.

Get Inspired, Get Conscious and Get Moving!

Hit the trail with Kyle and Andrea and enjoy a day including:

* Sun Salutations
* Mindful Hiking
* Body-Mind-Spirit conscious exercise
* Vinyasa Yoga Class on the trail
* Delicious organic lunch
* Afternoon hike and Back to Basics Yoga: Aligning Yourself in Nature.