DAY 21: THE END

11/21/2015

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DAY 21: THE END

During this #beinspired challenge, you've done many things. You've walked with loved ones, practiced yoga on your mat at home and at the studio with friends, listened to classical music and belted out classic rock songs in your car, knit scarves, watched speakers brave the stage to share their stories, swung on the swing with your children, started a book, finished a book, and started another book. And so much more. 

But what you've really done over the last 21 days is to create your own catalog of activities that nourish and inspire you. 

So on days when you there's a pause in your daily routine and you find yourself wondering, What can I do now?, take your dog for a walk, or watch a Ted Talk and learn something new.

And on the days when life feels tense or uncertain and you ask yourself, 'What should I do now?' return to this same list. Instead of trying to solve it all right away, ask yourself, 'what do I really love?' and do that.

Do more of the things that make you feel more really alive, the things you really love. That's what yoga--and really, life--is about.

#beinspired #borealis21daychallenge #move #read #watch #write #listen

DAY 20: THANKSGIVING AND THE PRACTICE OF GRATITUDE

11/20/2015

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DAY 21: THE END

"Just because last year’s holiday was a bust doesn’t mean things will go awry this time."


The holidays can be interesting. Being around family can bring out things in us we don't experience the rest of the year. 

Remembering the best moment of each day can help it feel like a new beginning and bring awareness to the abundance we have in our lives.

Check out this article on Thanksgiving and the Practice of Gratitude and write down 3 things you're grateful for today.
#write #beinspired #borealis21daychallenge

DAY 10: THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT

11/9/2015

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DAY 10: THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT

Check out this great alternative to a Gratitude Journal...it's an app called Gratitude Journal

Then write 3 things your grateful for today. 

#beinspired #write #borealis21daychallenge

DAY 7: A GREAT AUDIOBOOK FOR NATURE LOVERS

11/7/2015

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DAY 7: A GREAT AUDIOBOOK FOR NATURE LOVERS

The audiobook version is really the only way to read this book. Read by the author himself, John O'Donohue's thick Irish accent adds such magic to his words filled with poetry and images. It's one of those books where there's a memorable quote in just about every paragraph. 

The book: Beauty: The Invisible Embrace by John O'Donohue

Audible.com gives you a free audiobook when you first sign up. Check it out at Audible.com.

If you need some convincing, have a listen to this interview with John from OnBeing.org.

DAY 5: WHY GRATITUDE IS GOOD

11/5/2015

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DAY 5: WHY GRATITUDE IS GOOD

Write it down.
Robert Emmons is one of the world's leading experts on gratitude. He's studied thousands of people and the effects that keeping a Gratitude Journal has on their lives.  

Some of the benefits, to name a few:

For the full list of benefits, check out Emmon's article here.

#beinspired #write #borealis21daychallenge #yogainreallife

DAY 2: TO INSPIRE THE COOK IN ALL OF US

11/2/2015

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“There is a prevailing theory that we need to know much more than we do in order to feed ourselves well. It isn’t true. Most of us already have water, a pot to put it in, and a way to light a fire. This gives us boiling water, in which we can do more good cooking than we seem to realize."

-From An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler
DAY 2: TO INSPIRE THE COOK IN ALL OF US

For the reluctant cook
An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace by Tamar Adler

Tamar Adler writes with a wit and frankness that are surely to entertain as much as she inspires. With chapters such as "How to Boil Water" and "How to Teach an Egg to Fly," the author reminds us that some of the best meals are made simply and don't require a lot of effort. 

She also explains why buying a whole chicken at a farmers market is money worth spending. 

Tamar even addresses the therapeutic effects of preparing your own food. "If you happen to have a friend shaken by heartache, hand over a bag of raw artichokes. Once she has relieved them of their leaves, encourage one brave bite. Between the meditative peeling and the bitter taste, she should be completely healed."

I CHALLENGE YOU

10/31/2015

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I CHALLENGE YOU

I challenge you. To engage with life. To do something everyday that makes you feel good. That reminds you of how amazing it is to be alive. And to really feel some of that alive-ness that we all forget we are. 

This November, join us in the Borealis 21-Day Challenge to Be Inspired. Everyone who completes the challenge will enter to win one of 5 $100 Gift Cards to Borealis.

Everyday for 21 days, you will do a #beinspired activity by choosing to do one of the following: Move, Read, Listen, Watch or Write. Take a picture of your daily activity and email it to: beinspired@borealisyoga.com. A complete description of the challenge guidelines is available here.

So go head. Pick up that book you've been using as a coaster. Listen to a piece of classical music you haven't heard in a long time. Or watch a video of someone who inspires you.

WARNING: This is NOT a yoga challenge. You do not have to practice yoga everyday. You can, but I don't recommend it.

Anyone can participate. You do not have to do yoga or live in the Medford/Boston area to participate in this challenge. 

#beinspired #borealis21daychallenge #yogainreallife

DAY 4 - THANK YOU

11/4/2014

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Tonight ‪#‎write‬ down 3 things from this day for which you're grateful. Don't have a journal? Write it on the back of scrap paper, a napkin, anything.  
Then maybe turn to someone nearby and say "Thank you."

‪#‎beinspired‬ ‪#‎borealis21daychallenge‬