An illustration of a person doing vrksasana (tree) pose in their living room, while their dog looks on. Both the person and the dog have thought bubbles depicting things they would rather be doing: the person wants to be back in bed, and the dog wants to be running around in the lawn you can see out the windows behind where the person is practicing.

Did you know that I teach yoga? Well, if you didn’t, you do now.

I find my yoga practice makes me a better consultant, and vice versa. Both have taught me to be more versatile, more nimble, and more accepting of circumstances that are beyond my control. So before the calendar flips over to 2022 and we all go out into the world with our New Year’s resolutions—whether personal or professional—I urge you to think instead about setting intentions.

Find an excerpt of my latest Medium essay below, or click through for the whole piece.

When I tell my students to reframe their resolutions as intentions, what I’m really telling them to give themselves permission to fail. So what if they said they were going to come to yoga four times a week and they only averaged two? So what if they started taking streaming classes rather than going to the studio because it was challenging for them to make it there on time? So what if half the time they were streaming those classes they were also distracted by their kids or their dogs or the jackhammering down the block? So what if they logged off before savasana because they had to focus on something else?


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