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letting go with gratitude

Reverb December 5Let Go.
What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why? (Author: Alice Bradley)


This year I let go of needing to do it all myself. I started asking for help.

Revolutionary? Moving? No. Difficult for a Capricorn like me? Yes.

I run a small business, for pete’s sake. No one (but me) expects me to do it all.


Allow me introduce and thank them:

Alicia helps with every admin thing there is with love and a smile. I can’t even think of what’s left for me to do.

Tami does all the social media stuff. She has amazing ideas and is wickedly funny. This means that during a meeting (at a coffee shop over tea) you will be frantically trying to write everything down while spitting Earl Gray out your nose.

Madeleine has taken on many projects, including rocking the studio anniversary party, caring for the Yoga Basics program and need I say more: bake sale and Elf. Always first class.

Bob has organized the Free Friday class with last year’s teacher trainees all year. His teaching has grown into a style that is as caring and wise as he is.

Keleigh puts together the newsletter. She catches my typos, date errors and bad ideas and morphs them into a beautiful summary of events for the month.

I love you each for creating the space where I can ask for and receive help, as much as for the help itself.

And for the countless unnamed people and things that contribute to making a business and community thrive, thank you a thousand times.


How have you let go this year?

Holding on tightly to letting go

I’m getting exactly what I wanted:

  • February off
  • More admin help
  • Some nourishing time just for me
  • Some help/support as I look into my dark corners
  • Sooooo…

    1. There was a knot in my stomach last night in class when I announced that I wouldn’t be back until March.

    What if they don’t miss me? What if they really miss me and decide to leave?

    2. Alicia helped me disconnect during the Haramara retreat and all went swimmingly. So when she offered to permanently route the email to her rather than my computer, of course I said YES!

    And yet…. when it came down to disabling the account, my palms were sweaty. I waited three days.

    Well, maybe I’ll just keep it for a while and make sure she doesn’t need my help.

    3 & 4. Nourishing time and help with my shit came as a two-for-one – a Destuckification Retreat with my friend Havi at the Asilomar in Monterey. Next week. Right before my Month Off.

    More subs, less of a “send off” from teaching, more time away from the studio, guilt about going.

    I already get a Whole Month Off. Why should I get to go to this too?

    Leaving again. Asking Ron to do everything at the house; asking my colleagues to do everything at the studio.

    Sigh. This is some of the “stuck” stuff that I hope to work on next week. It’s scary to even say I’m going to work it. Or look at. Or think about it. Double sigh.

    Letting go… just a little.

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