Thoughts from the Edge

I’ve been thinking…dant dant dah…a lot lately about my ‘why’. What exactly is your ‘why’ Deanna? I have asked myself that many times in my life. Maybe not in those exact words but in some form or fashion that was what I was searching for. I have always know in my heart, that my why was related to people but what exactly that was supposed look and feel like I didn’t know. Throughout the years that service to others has shifted and morphed in directions I never imagined. From working with at-risk youth to facilitating corporate team-building days to investigating child abuse to teaching yoga and a so many other things in between.

After all the self-awareness and personal growth I have moved through in the past years, I know for certain my ‘why’ is service to others. To be an inspiration. To be a guide to others along their journey. To love and share slivers of my heart with the world.

My ‘why’ however is 2-fold. On one side my why is rooted in the physical realm through yoga, movement, sensory motor education and the emotional connections; teaching folks how to recognize, elevate and develop a strong, healthy, resilient body.

On the other side my why is anchored in living and inspiring others to live life at their edges, whether that be a physical edge, an emotional edge, a lifestyle edge or any edge. Moving a little closer to one’s edge is how we learn, grow and gain self-awareness.

Tree on top of a waterfall – Costa Rica

All of that being said, I have chosen to step towards another one of my ‘oh crap’ edges in vulnerability and authenticity. I have dabbled and stepped my toe to this edge many times with no rhyme or reason. It’s time, now, to fully commit with both feet.

Once a week, I will pick Mondays, I will publish a ‘thoughts from the edge’ post. At times it may be a longer post about a deep dive into my personal experiences of stepping closer to one of my life’s edges and at other times it will be a short and sweet inspirational thought provoking message. I am also putting the intention out there to have a post every now and then that will highlight someone else’s experience with living at their life’s edge…accepting volunteers 🙂

If you would like to be apart of this new project of mine – as a reader or a participant – or have an interest in living closer to your life’s edges then please, sign up to receive a new post email, comment, share and step to your edge. #LiveAtYourEdge

to connect. to open. to love. ~ Deanna

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