KateBartolotta

KateBartolotta

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5 days ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Why I'd Rather be a Sk... · 1 reply · +4 points

"If we are to embrace, accept and inspire each other, why can’t we support and encourage each other to be the healthiest, happiest version of what’s good for the that person based on their barometer, not what we think they should be?"

Love this! And love the reflection over-all. We should each enjoy taking care of ourselves and being our own best...not anyone else's. xo

1 week ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - 7 Foolproof Cures for ... · 0 replies · +4 points

This is wonderful! And I agree...the folding is the part that gets me. I don't mind the actual washing, but folding/putting away? Ahhhh. Good music is a great idea!

1 week ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - 11 Ways to Wake Up. · 0 replies · +1 points

Hey there, email Write@elephantjournal.com !

1 week ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Your Mind & Body Are N... · 0 replies · +1 points

I mentioned to Lucas above, but will re-post here:

I think (from what I have noticed in my own body and with clients) when we are experiencing the positive aspects that are the flip sides of these, we feel opening up and softening, loosening in those areas. Where deeply held fear might feel like tightness or a knot in the stomach, a peaceful release of that fear might feel like finally being able to exhale and breathe freely, and having comfort in that area.

1 week ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Your Mind & Body Are N... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think (from what I have noticed in my own body and with clients) when we are experiencing the positive aspects that are the flip sides of these, we feel opening up and softening, loosening in those areas. Where deeply held fear might feel like tightness or a knot in the stomach, a peaceful release of that fear might feel like finally being able to exhale and breathe freely, and having comfort in that area.

1 week ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - If I Became White Over... · 1 reply · +2 points

Thanks for this. I feel like more and more I see articles decrying "reverse racism" or that we've somehow passed racism and it's not an issue anymore. I once had a job where I was the only white person who worked there. I remember times when I was sort of excluded from the conversation, not cruelly or intentionally, but it was clear that I "wouldn't get it" and wasn't included. And I realized that that feeling was one tiny drop in an ocean of what it feels like to be black in a predominantly white area (hello, rural Connecticut!) ALL THE TIME. Thanks for continuing the conversation in such an eloquent way.

2 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Troublesome Friends & ... · 1 reply · +2 points

This is great, Laura! Personally, I feel like I try to do the "wait and see" as much as possible, because sometimes a difficult time in a friendship is just a season within the friendship and not the end, but some clearly do need to end.

And a big yes to this: "the worst thing that one can do is stay in a relationship due to feelings of pity or guilt. Neither of these reasons for remaining friendly or intimate with someone ever seems to serve either person."

Had to learn that the hard way, but it's definitely true.

2 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Dear Boy in the Hospit... · 1 reply · +3 points

This is beautiful, Dana! It would be amazing if somehow the boy who was there ended up reading it. :)

3 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - From Beef Cleanse to Y... · 1 reply · +1 points

Best April Fools Post! That Vodka pulling is the greatest. ;)

3 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - My Fear Manifested Lup... · 1 reply · +1 points

While I'd agree 100% that there are links between our mental health and our physical health, our emotions and our bodies, this idea is fairly insulting to anyone who continues to suffer from lupus or other conditions. I realize it is your personal account of what you went through, but I hate seeing these ideas portrayed as fact in the mindfulness community, the flip side of the coin being that if you haven't been "cured," you must still be afraid/negative/et al.

Congratulations on your freedom from fear—and lupus. Be well!