It’s all in that pretty little head of yours…

Wow – our minds are powerful…
They say “mind, body, soul” and I couldn’t believe that to be more true. I am sure the reason mind comes first is because it may be the most important link to happiness.
As I get older, I realize more and more that everything is about mindset and that is something we have the ability to control and it is something that influences all aspects of our lives.
Emerson waking up for school in the morning is a great example. Everyone that knows Emerson knows morning and school are NOT two of her favorite words. The mornings she accepts what lies before her, wakes up, (no smile included) gets dressed and deals with it are much easier than the days she wakes up miserable, crying and trying to resist the inevitable. Obviously mindset is hard to explain to a 6 year old and let’s face it, in those moments of misery the last thing you want to hear is “you should shift how you are thinking and feeling” about something. You may even get a big %%^& you… But the truth remains. Emerson has to go to school every morning. It’s a better start for her to get up, accept it and move forward.
Love, relationships and letting go may be the hardest topics when it comes to mindset. Your soul gets involved and sometimes the heart is louder than the mind. The mind gets tripped up and confused even when things seem very black and white. The heart is way too filled with color and overflowing passion, it stirs the mind into the black abyss. Someone once told me it’s like moving boxes. The thought enters, the heart hurts in your gut and your mind gets stuck. It is in that moment that we have to take the box (thought) and move it. Sometimes I mention to my best friend I have been moving boxes all damn day. UGH and that can be exhausting and tiring. In order to  forge ahead, you must move the boxes, eventually there will be less boxes to move, until moving day is finished! Love works in other way as well. Love can cloud our judgement, make food taste better, the cloudy day sunny, in fact – love can even makes Mondays bearable! It is certainly the most powerful emotion and one that makes us exist, breathe and live. There is no heartbreak without a great love story and no happiness without the butterflies that are attached to love.
So we all know how much I LOVE my jobs! LOVE…
I love people, love people finding their way, fulfilling dreams, working hard on goals and pushing towards them. What a great reward to work hard and get whatever success means to you. In dance I talk about my day job and in my day job I talk about dance. Both require a certain mindset, passion and drive to succeed. I know and can see someone’s focus and determination. You want to earn the trip, or you will earn the trip. You are moving to LA to dance or it is a far off dream. You have to have the mindset you will do it, put a plan in place but then take action. In both jobs when I hear well it isn’t happening for me, I will never have a triple turn, I am just not flexible, I’m just not a recruiter. I want to say “get out of your own way! ” You are your obstacle. Decide and do it! Sure some of you may be saying easier said than done. It is easier said than done. Isn’t that the point. You have to have the mindset and make it happen. You are the only one that can stand and decide.
This past year I have become a yogi… I think I can actually call myself that now. I think one of the reasons I have become so drawn to yoga, is it is mind body and soul. Your mind moves and shifts through the positions. Letting go of certain feelings and thoughts and gaining great control over your body, heart and soul. It did give me a greater understanding of how much our mind matters. In health and happiness. They all three have a great affect and impact on your day, spirit and life.

So the next time things are not going how you expected, or how you wanted them to, do Not dig a deep hole and jump in. Those holes are way harder to climb out of than they seem. Be grateful for what you have, accept what is, move the boxes that may clutter things up and take a super deep breath. You are the only one that can control your day, life, love and smile!

 

 

Love you all always…
Crazy K

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