Career Yoga: Support satisfies your soul

Yoga is not a religion but it can foster community and service like other spiritual communities. People all over the world practice yoga together and through this interaction, they create meaningful relationships. Some yoga teachers are called to give back to communities in need and others make their studios a home away from home for their students. In Career Yoga, support is the practice of creating and nourishing your community. When you…

Career Yoga: Balance from the beginning

The practice of Hatha yoga joins the ha (the sun) and that (the moon) in a series of poses and breath work to restore physical equilibrium. The practice of career yoga can be thought of in the same way. Exploring the constants in your work history, reviewing your current professional options and combining that research with an imaginative look into your dream future creates physiological equilibrium. When you make livelihood…

Intro to Career Yoga: Yes, it’s a thing! No, you don’t need to be a yogi!

Career Yoga is an approach to a career change that blends the ancient principles of yoga with current career development. Yoga has been an important part of my life for over 20 years and the philosophy remains with me whether I’m on the mat or not. I became a certified yoga teacher as the first step to becoming a career coach and dream advocate. I knew the practice of yoga was…

Mindful Monday

Thank you to all who followed our Mindful Careers series. At Bright Livelihoods, we believe that everyone deserves to find or create a meaningful career. Our goal is to help people share their talents in the most authentic expression of self. That can be a frightening prospect but once you commit to the process, you can do what you were born to do. Sometimes you need guidance, a coach, a…

Mindful Careers: Vision

A vision is a mental image of the future. Make time to snap your very own “picture”. Mindfulness practices such as meditation, yoga, creative arts, taking more time off, and being in nature without an agenda create space, preparing your mind for creating this mental image. At Bright Livelihoods, the practice that brings forth the vision for your next career chapter is using your imagination –  seeing your soul work.…

Mindful Careers: Visualization For Integrity

Got five minutes? You’ve got time to prepare for your purpose! Step 10 in the Mindful Careers process is all about integrity. A simple word with infinite possibilities. Each of us has to define what integrity means to us. That’s the easy part! The challenge is going out into the world and living with integrity. Steps 1 – 9 have helped you identity your passion. Whether you’re changing careers or…

Weekend Exercise: Integrity

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. – Oprah Winfrey We all want accolades: likes on Facebook, kudos at work, notes on Tumblr… The list is endless. But, as Oprah Winfrey states in the quote, real integrity is not recognition or praise. In fact, if it comes from a place of genuineness, it shouldn’t come with a spotlight.…

Mindful Careers: Integrity

“When your thoughts, feelings and actions are all in alignment.” – Stephen Covey’s thoughts on Integrity I love Stephen’s insight on integrity! He was the first person I heard discuss feelings in this context. You can sense when you are out of integrity when you feel off-center. Claiming a purpose, by clearly defining your values and intentions and then going all out to pursue them, is one powerful way to develop…

Kicking Off 2017 With Creativity!

Welcome 2017! Is this the year you create a more mindful career for yourself? YES, it is! One option for practicing mindfulness is to explore your own untapped creative energy. This practice will help you to be more open to new career paths and develop mastery for things you love. I’ve dabbled in many creative pursuits over the years. I started dance and gymnastic classes at 3, cooking at 5 (scrambled eggs),…