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Having worked in marketing for many years, I like to take a big picture view and think strategically. I do this with Barre Body and I try to do this with my personal life.
To this end, I have managed to sum up my credo in seven beautiful words: To act with Grace, Love and Dignity (apologies for all the capitals, but I felt these words warranted capitalisation in this context).Grace
To me this means being kind, gentle, polite and decent, and carrying myself with poise. (I’ll be honest here, I also like the idea of being perceived as graceful. Wouldn’t you love someone to say this about you? “Oh she’s lovely, she conducts herself with such grace.” I would. Feel free to call me graceful in the comments section).Dignity
Not too dissimilar to grace, this for me is always behaving (or always trying to behave) in a way that’s true and honest and in accordance with my values.Love
This is by far and away the most important of the three words to me. Many years ago, when I was learning Reiki, the concept that fear and love are the two core emotions behind other emotions, was introduced to me and I had the epiphany that if I always come from a place of love, rather than fear, whatever resulted from those decisions based in love, would ultimately be positive.Barre Body: How to leap out of bed in winter
I figure if I do all this, or more importantly TRY to do this, I can’t really go too far wrong.
An international yoga teacher that I quite like, Kathryn Budig, uses “Aim True” as her motto/slogan. I think that’s a lovely and succinct expression of her values. I’ll have to pretend I’m not a little jealous that she has managed to distill hers down to just two words instead of seven, as that wouldn’t be very graceful of me…
Perhaps you have your own mission. Or a theme song or slogan? Please share…
Emma Seibold is a holistic health & wellness coach, yoga and barre teacher, mother of one beautiful boy, and founder of Barre Body yoga and barre studios..For more fitness tips check out this video: